Satnews Daily
February 22nd, 2018

Newtec in Argentina Empowers Orbith and Optimizes Their New VSAT Network

Newtec's technology is being deployed by Buenos Aires-based Orbith, a wholesale provider of high-speed internet services.

Orbith is building a new VSAT network connecting 20,000 sites to provide consumer and business connectivity to the Buenos Aires province and surroundings. In order to accommodate a maximal subscriber number over one satellite transponder, Orbith wanted a technology provider that offers the highest efficiency in Ka-band.

Orbith selected Newtec to guarantee this throughput optimization using the Newtec Dialog® VSAT platform, including different application modems that support single carrier operation of up to 500 MHz and the latest satellite transmission standard, DVB-S2X, to maximize space segment usage. This marks the first time the SATCOM industry has seen a single 450 MHz carrier over a wideband transponder for commercial use.

Newtec's MDM2210 IP
satellite modem.

Operating via the Newtec Dialog XIF HUB, Orbith is deploying two types of Newtec’s remote terminals, which consist of a modem and an outdoor unit set. The easy-to-use, high-performance Newtec MDM2210 IP Satellite Modems are being used for Orbith’s broadband customers, including consumer and SME networks. This modem features an embedded WiFi-router, allowing end-users to easily add numerous devices to the same connection, and delivers throughputs of more than 100 Mbit/s.

Corporate users connected to the network use the MDM3310 Satellite Modem, which enables the support of various bandwidth-hungry applications in a cost-effective way. Newtec ensures this with its award-winning bandwidth allocation technology, Mx-DMA®, delivering the efficiency of SCPC with the dynamism of TDMA. This means the bandwidth can be changed and adapted on-demand, giving more control and increased efficiency while making it easy to shift capacity to each site as required, delivering a reliable service to Orbith’s customers.

Newtec Dialog enables the multi-service concept, allowing all modems to be managed from the single platform, making Orbith’s operations scalable, flexible and future-proof.

Pablo Mosiul, CEO of Orbith, stated that Newtec’s VSAT technology is optimized for High Throughput Satellite (HTS) networks, making it perfect for the new offering the company has launched in Argentina. The implementation of DVB-S2X and wideband, in particular, was a key factor when the company selected Newtec, as the efficiency gains its technology brings mean the firm can fully use the capacity on the Amazonas 3 satellite to add more services and customers while still ensuring high service level agreements.

Bart Van Utterbeeck, VP South America at Newtec, added that Argentina has significant potential for a vast satellite broadband offering and Newtec is glad to partner with Orbith to explore this market.