Newtec Dialog tech deployed to enhance West African backhaul connectivity
22 May 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe
GLOBAL Technologies has selected Newtec technology to provide cellular backhaul to Mattel, a mobile operator in Mauritania, West Africa.
Newtec has announced the successful commercial deployment of a Newtec Dialog multi-service platform. Working with its certified business partner GLOBAL Technologies, Newtec has installed a Newtec Dialog Hub and has deployed several remote sites across the Mauritanian nation in record time. This network will initially deliver 2G mobile connectivity, but will soon provide 3G/4G services to areas underserved by terrestrial networks.
“Due to the widely-dispersed population, delivering mobile connectivity to rural Mauritania posed a complex challenge. It required a scalable, efficient cellular backhaul solution using existing satellite coverage,” said Dominique Saint-Jean, CEO of Mattel. “The combination of GLOBAL Technologies’ expertise and the Newtec Dialog platform provided exactly that, allowing us to offer high-quality 2G connectivity for our customers today, with the ability to meet our future needs. In particular, Newtec’s Mx-DMA technology has paid dividends when it comes to service reliability and subscriber satisfaction, as well as effective use of the capacity available.”
Jean-Paul Steinitz, CEO of GLOBAL Technologies, added: “One of the key requirements for this deployment was a future-proof solution which could adapt to the developing needs of Mattel’s customers. The Newtec Dialog platform provides the 2G service Mattel needs now and the flexibility to offer 3G and 4G services in the future as customers’ needs develop towards more data-driven services.”
Mattel is also leveraging Newtec’s Mx-DMA bandwidth allocation technology on board the Newtec Dialog platform, enabling services to be delivered with the efficiency of SCPC and the flexibility of MF-TDMA, reducing operational costs while increasing reliability. Satellite capacity for the project is being provided by the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite which was launched in 2015.
As a multi-service platform, Newtec Dialog enables tailored services and guarantees optimal modulation and bandwidth allocation, whether it is being used to provide cellular backhaul, enterprise, consumer broadband or mobility services.