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May 24th, 2011

Newtec + Microcom... Congolese Communication Concerns Capped (SatCom)

[SatNews] Higher throughput with lower operational costs are now in sight...

Newtec has installed equipment that will allow Congolese service provider Microcom to extend the range of service potential for existing clients and potentially include the whole of Central and Western Africa in its network. Microcom, which is the leading ISP in the DRC, has upgraded its network to add two new Newtec Elevation hubs in Fuchsstadt, Germany, on Intelsat’s IS 10-02, and in Mountainside, USA, on IS 25, to service remote stations and WiMax networks. One of the most important criteria for Microcom is to maintain the highest available throughput while keeping expensive leased space capacity as low as possible. This deployment of the Newtec technology will make it possible to heavily reduce the operational expense of the satellite capacity and make life better for DRC citizens.

Newtec’s Elevation hubs were selected as they perform modulation and demodulation, as well as state-of-the-art traffic enhancement, compression and protection capabilities for IP services. They also facilitate a number of advanced multilevel IP traffic policing and real time shaping functionalities with a DVB-S2 IP encapsulator, and a DVB-S2 modulation parameter controller. The Elevation family of products implement Constant Coding and Modulation (CCM), Variable Coding and Modulation (VCM) and FlexACM® Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) in the forward link of satellite star service applications. FlexACM is Newtec’s unique and market proven end-to-end solution combining a range of cutting edge technologies to optimise IP satellite links in the most efficient way to reduce OPEX costs and to increase business profitability.