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June 3rd, 2009

European Digital Divide Bridged By Sat3Play

newtec A milestone has been met and more as Newtec announced today that they shipped their 50,000th Sat3Play terminal for low cost, easy-to-install high-speed satellite Internet access for consumer and SOHO (small office, home office) in Europe.The Sat3Play broadband terminal is a state-of-the-art, high-performance equipment package designed for broadband over satellite, and it implements efficient technologies, such as DVB-S2 modulation and IP traffic enhancement techniques such as TCP/IP acceleration and pre-fetching as well as encryption.

Sat3Play terminals are available with a unique patent pending Point&Play® installation capability that allows the end-user to install the full terminal without any specific qualification, expensive tool or support of a professional installer.

With download speeds of up to 2 Mbit/s, the European satellite operator SES ASTRA, Newtec’s major Sat3Play customer, offers access to high-speed Internet with its interactive satellite broadband service ASTRA2Connect. Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec said, “I am very proud, that Internet connectivity is now enjoyed by more and more European customers in traditionally hard to reach terrestrial broadband black spots thanks to Newtec’s Sat3Play IP broadband solution. SES ASTRA and various other service providers all over Europe and North Africa have contributed to this success by offering low cost Internet services together with Newtec’s easy-to-install technology." Van Herck adds, “In summary, low cost high-speed satellite Internet access is affordable for everyone. “