Satnews Daily
September 20th, 2018

SatADSL and Talia Offer Iraq and Afghanistan Broadband Solutions Using Newtec Dialog® Multiservice Platform

An agreement between SatADSL, a provider of professional VSAT services via satellite, and Talia states they will expand their long-term partnership with a new low-cost satellite broadband service that will be launched across Iraq and Afghanistan.

Arabsat 5C coverage in Iraq and Afghanistan

The two companies’ current agreement enables SatADSL to link directly to Talia’s teleport to provide services across the whole of Africa, with Talia’s equipment providing high performance and low-cost per megabit. Under the new deal, SatADSL will also be able to access Talia’s new platform in Jordan Media City, enabling it to offer Ka-band services across Iraq and Afghanistan.

Caroline De Vos, Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer at SatADSL said that they are taking their relationship with Talia to the next level by using its facilities to offer their innovative services across Iraq and Afghanistan. The use of Ka-band High Throughput Satellite capacity, combined with Talia’s equipment means the services they provide can be quickly and easily installed by users and offered at an extremely competitive price, taking a significant step towards bridging the digital divide.

Kurdistan, Iraq

By connecting its Cloud-based Service Delivery Platform (C-SDP) to Talia’s hub, SatADSL will be able to offer the full range of services available on its platform in Iraq and Afghanistan, including vouchers, VNOFlex, Wi-Fi Hotspots, etc. The C-SDP is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution which enables operators to deliver a full range of satellite-based connectivity services without investing in physical infrastructure. SatADSL expects to have worldwide coverage by the end of the year, further expanding the reach of its C-SDP.

To enable connectivity, Talia uses capacity on the Arabsat 5C Ka-band satellite, located at 20 degrees East. Talia is offering its services based on the Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform which features small VSAT antennas (75cm) on the remote site to create a new lower price point for Internet access and innovative setup guides for self-installation via a smartphone app. A variety of Newtec’s broadband satellite modems have also been deployed, supporting different bandwidth allocations to ensure optimal bandwidth usage. This includes Newtec’s dynamic Mx-DMA technology to achieve the efficiency of SCPC with the dynamic bandwidth allocation of MF-TDMA.

Jack Buechler, VP Business Development at Talia said that they see this next chapter with SatADSL as building upon what has so far been a hugely successful partnership in Africa, enabling many developing countries to have access to affordable fast satellite Internet. And just as in Africa, the services which SatADSL will provide in Afghanistan and Iraq, using their infrastructure will help bridge the digital and economical divide and transform societies for the better.