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Arabsat and Newtec announce strategic partnership at IBC 2016

Arabist and Newtec executives at the IBC 2016 exhibition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 9 September 2016 Photograph courtesy of Newtec.
Arabsat and Newtec executives at the IBC 2016 exhibition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 9 September 2016. Photograph courtesy of Newtec.

Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) and Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – have announced an expansion of their partnership, enabling optimized solutions for broadcast and telecom customers.

Signed today during IBC 2016, the new contract will see Newtec provide Arabsat with its Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform to enhance the operator’s Direct-to-Home (DTH) services, as well as its offerings in government and telecom markets.

Newtec Dialog is a multiservice platform which enables tailored services and guarantees optimal modulation and bandwidth allocation, whether it is being used to provide enterprise, consumer broadband, cellular backhaul or mobility services.

It features three return technologies – MF-TDMA, SCPC and Newtec’s unique Mx-DMA® – ensuring maximum bandwidth efficiency and return on investment. Newtec’s solution for Arabsat also incorporates its pre-distortion technology Equalink®, which can provide an additional 15% of data traffic in the same satellite capacity.

“We are pleased to be able to expand our collaboration with Newtec,” said Arabsat’s CEO Khalid Balkheyour. “As well as offering very efficient technology, the pre-sales support and training and certification program Newtec provides means the company was the perfect choice of partner for upcoming projects.”

The training and certification delivered by Newtec is professionally run by experienced engineers, familiar with the challenges Arabsat and its customers face and includes a comprehensive online examination program and online renewals. The certification is recognized globally and will ensure Arabsat gets the most out of the Newtec equipment installed.

“As a leading satellite operator, proven solutions which will enable optimized services for its customers are incredibly important for Arabsat and we are delighted to have been able to meet the requirements for Arabsat’s next generation services,” said Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec. “Additionally, taking part in our training and certification program means an even better service will be provided to Arabsat’s end-customers, while the operator will benefit from increased efficiency and effectiveness of operations.”

Delegates attending IBC 2016 find Arabsat in hall 1, stand B38 and can view a demo of Newtec’s Mx-DMA technology at the Newtec booth in hall 1, stand A49. Two technology demonstrations of the solution provided by Newtec to Arabsat are also already planned for early next year, including at CABSAT show 2017.

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