Satnews Daily
November 15th, 2016

The Newtec CETC54 Connection

A strategic partnership has been developed by Newtec and the 54th Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC54) for a strengthening of the company's position in China and across Asia.

Under the agreement, which was signed earlier last month at Newtec’s headquarters in Belgium, in the presence of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Belgian State Secretary for Science Policy Elke Sleurs, CETC54 will use Newtec technology in its newest VSAT systems in China. In addition, Newtec will be able to source RF and antenna products, enabling the company to bring more elaborate ground segment solutions to the market.

From the left: Serge Van Herck (Newtec), CETC54’s President Tu Tianjie and the Belgian Government’s State Secretary for Science Policy, Elke Sleurs.

Serge Van Herck, on behalf of the Newtec Board of Directors, said, “As a global player, our partnership with CETC54 is a logical expansion of the success we have already seen in Asia and will allow us to further expand, both in China and across Asia. The partnership is endorsed by our long-standing partner ESA, as well as the Belgian authorities, both of which have a long history of supporting industrial innovations which lead to the development of state-of-the-art products. We are confident that this partnership will do the same and enable us to provide our customers with even better SATCOM solutions, wherever they are in the world.”