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Arabsat and Newtec to launch satellite services in Middle East and Africa

The Arabsat and Newtec teams. (Image source: Newtec)

Belgium-based Newtec, a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, has signed a contract with Arab Satellite Communications (Arabsat), a move that aims to see the launch of new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services in the Middle East and Africa

Expanding their long-term partnership, the deal also focuses on introducing enterprise and VNO services, IP Trunking and mobile backhaul for 3G and 4G services in the Middle East and Africa regions.

Under the terms of the partnership, Arabsat will deploy a Newtec Dialog® platform with a variety of Newtec’s DVB-S2X Wideband modems. The specific modem used for each customer is set to depend on the market being served, with Newtec’s portfolio providing vertical-specific solutions to deliver the best connectivity experience for any satellite application.

Once launched, the new services will use Arabsat satellite capacity, with the initial hub expected to be installed in Europe within the next month.

Newtec Dialog is a multiservice VSAT platform which enables operators to build and adapt satellite networking infrastructures according to specific needs.

According to Thomas Van den Driessche, CEO at Newtec, the Newtec Dialog platform aims to maximise revenues to achieve the highest profitability with minimised risk, especially when being used to maximise the benefits of HTS networks.

“Expanding our partnership with Newtec in this way will help us meet rising market demand for high-throughput and high-performance services, pushing the boundaries of what is available today,” said Khalid Balkheyour, CEO at Arabsat.

Newtec is showcasing the Newtec Dialog multiservice platform and its modem portfolio at IBC2018 at the RAI Amsterdam from 13-18 September 2018 in hall 1, booth A49 and Arabsat is exhibiting at stand B38 in hall 1.

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