Satnews Daily
September 17th, 2018

Newtec and Arabsat's Long Partnership Just Got Longer with Multi-Million-Euros Contract @ IBC 2018

Newtec and Arab Satellite Communications (Arabsat) have signed a new multi-million euros contract, expanding their long-term partnership.

Photo, left: Wael Al Buti VP & Chief Commercial Officer at Arabsat and Thomas Van den Driessche, CEO at Newtec.

The new agreement will enable the launch of new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services in the Middle East and Africa, including Enterprise and VNO services, IP Trunking and mobile backhaul for 3G and 4G services. Under the partnership, Arabsat will deploy a Newtec Dialog® platform with a variety of Newtec’s DVB-S2X Wideband modems.

The specific modem used for each customer will depend on the market being served, with Newtec’s portfolio providing vertical-specific solutions to deliver the best connectivity experience for any satellite application. Once launched, the new services will use Arabsat satellite capacity, with the initial hub expected to be installed in Europe within the next month.

Newtec Dialog is a multi-service VSAT platform that enables operators to build and adapt satellite networking infrastructures according to specific needs. With Newtec’s modems, it provides a choice of three return technologies, including MF-TDMA, SCPC and Newtec’s  dynamic Mx-DMA® which combines the best qualities of both to provide dynamic bandwidth allocation with the highest level of efficiency.

Newtec is showcasing the Newtec Dialog multi-service platform and its modem portfolio at IBC2018 in hall 1, booth A49, while Arabsat is exhibiting at stand B38, also in hall 1. IBC is taking place at the RAI Amsterdam until Tuesday, September 18.

Executive Comments

Khalid Balkheyour, the CEO at Arabsat, said that expanding this partnership with Newtec in this way will help the company to meet rising market demand for high-throughput and high-performance services, pushing the boundaries of what is available today. Arabsat decided to partner with Newtec after careful consideration of the market and are confident that Newtec’s proven expertise will enlarge the firm's addressable market and maximize the benefits of HTS to achieve highest efficiency and throughput. This helps Arabsat provide the high-quality, cost-effective services our customers expect.

Thomas Van den Driessche, the CEO at Newtec, added that the Newtec Dialog platform has a strong association with maximizing revenues to achieve the highest profitability, and with minimized risk, especially when being used to maximize the benefits of HTS networks. The company is proud Arabsat has selected us to enlarge their addressable market and serve their most demanding customers, building on our company's long-term and valued partnership.