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May 9th, 2019

Newtec Awarded Top Infrastructure Award by the Mobile Satellite Users Association

Newtec has been awarded with the Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA)’s Top Infrastructure Award.

Presented at an exclusive ceremony, the accolade was given to highlight the flexible merits of Newtec’s ability to deliver and enhance in-flight connectivity. As revenues associated with global connectivity to aircraft continue to increase, the Newtec Dialog VSAT platform, introduced in 2016 in partnership with Panasonic Avionics, has now been installed in more than 800 aircraft.

The Newtec Dialog VSAT platform has the capacity to offer users up to 20 times the original throughput available in-flight previously. As a tool compatible with a plethora of in-flight applications, Newtec Dialog can dramatically improve data rates and unlock numerous on-board services.

Alongside its ability to support in-flight services on a global scale, delivering applications ranging from fast Internet access to video streaming, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications and enhanced TV functions, Newtec Dialog also enables 3G phone services and dramatically enhanced bandwidth for crew applications.

Thomas Van den Driessche, CEO, Newtec, said that winning this award means so much to them —  they fulfilling the firm's commitment to partners in the service Newtec provides as well as taking the firm's mobility capabilities to the next level by offering a scalable and highly efficient service. This award proves that the Newtec Dialog VSAT platform can effectively cater for the evolving needs of both airlines and passengers for years to come, even as numbers of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) and Extreme Throughput Satellites (XTS™) continue to rise. In addition, the firm's recent successful 5G test over Telesat LEO reaffirms Newtec's commitment to delivering seamless 5G integration whether on land, sea, or air. Newtec Dialog is now managing more than 100 beams and more than 25 gateways for this network and, as the company accepts this award, the next chapter in taking their in-flight technology to a higher level of continued and accelerated expansion for applications in the air and on the move will now be started.