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NIGCOMSAT Selects Newtec To Power Its Ka-Band Satellite Broadband Services

An artist’s conception of Nigeria’s Nigcomsat’s Nigcomsat-1. Image courtesy of Nigcomsat.

Newtec, the Belgian specialist company in the design, development and manufacture of equipment for satellite communications, announced on 12 November 2018 its technology will be used by leading satellite operator NIGCOMSAT as it expands its enterprise, government, and consumer Ka-band broadband services in Nigeria.

Following on from its continued success with Newtec’s VSAT platform Newtec Dialog®, NIGCOMSAT – which was founded in 2006 by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Communication Technology – will now deploy a second hub and thousands of Newtec’s MDM2210 IP Satellite Modems and MDM2510 IP Satellite Modems.

“The ability to run multiple services over Newtec Dialog, was a key advantage for us when selecting our technology partner for this expansion as it means we can install a variety of modems and select the best one depending on the application being addressed – and all via a single platform,” said Abimbola Alale, Managing Director and Chief Executive of NIGCOMSAT. “Along with the optimal efficiency achieved via Newtec’s in-built technologies, this will allow us to quickly and cost-effectively expand our portfolio to meet the rising demand we are currently seeing across Nigeria.”

Newtec’s long-term certified business partner, Content Oasis Ltd., will be a system integrator, maintaining the Newtec Dialog platform and the modems installed for NIGCOMSAT.

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

“As NIGCOMSAT looks to expand its offering, Newtec Dialog offers a perfect fit for this, allowing NIGCOMSAT to seamlessly move into new markets,” said Thomas Van den Driessche, CEO at Newtec. “We are pleased to be able to expand our long-term partnership with NIGCOMSAT at what promises to be an exciting time for the company and have every confidence that our technology will meet the needs of both the company and its customers.”

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