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July 2nd, 2014

Newtec + SES Broadband Services (SBBS)—Talk About A Major Milestone... (SATCOM)

[SatNews] Newtec has announced a major milestone after delivering more than 110,000 units of its IP satellite modems for the SES Broadband Services (SBBS) network in Ku- and Ka-band.

Newtec has been working closely with SBBS in Europe, the Middle East and Africa since it launched the Astra Connect (former Astra2Connect) service in 2007. The company continues to supply hubs and terminals for SBBS and recently helped to extend coverage of the 20Mbps Ka-band service to cover more of Europe, especially Germany and France, using the new ASTRA 2E and 2F satellites.

“For many years, we have enjoyed a productive and professional relationship with Newtec, helping to push the technological boundaries to deliver a fast and reliable satellite broadband service for our customers, for the best value,” said Patrick Biewer, Managing Director of SES Broadband Services. “We are pleased to have reached such an important overall milestone and look forward to the further closing of the digital divide with Newtec as our service continues to expand.”

Newtec‘s low-cost, Ka-band MDM2200 IP Satellite Modem includes DVB-S2 Adaptive Coding Modulation (ACM), Adaptive Return Link with 4CPM modulation and IP traffic enhancement software for TCP acceleration. The modem also features a unique Point&Play® installation technology to make self-installation and start-up a simple task that can be done by the consumer.

“For nearly three decades, Newtec has been creating high spec and affordable satellite equipment for use all over the world. SES and Newtec have worked together on many projects during that time and we are very proud of our accomplishments together. The objective for both companies is to provide the best service without compromise whilst taking advantage of the latest developments in research and development,” said Serge Van Herck, the CEO of Newtec.  

For more information about Newtec’s satellite technologies for the consumer and enterprise market, please visit http://www.newtec.eu/applications/consumer-enterprise-vsat.

The Astra Connect infosite may be reached at http://www.ses-broadband.com/10338323/about-astra-connect