Newtec deploys hubs to enable HTS services for Arabsat

15 March 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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Newtec has deployed two Dialog hubs in the UK and Finland for Middle East satellite operator Arabsat.

The successful deployments enable the company to deliver high throughput satellite (HTS) services into the Middle East and African markets.

The contract, that will enable Arabsat to deliver a new suite of services including enterprise and VNO services, IP trunking and mobile backhaul for 3G and 4G services, was signed in September last year and the first hub was installed in December 2018.

“Both our teams worked tirelessly and collaborated with goodwill and professionalism to ensure that the project was completed on time and on budget to Arabsat’s exact requirements,” said Sander Boom, chief operations officer at Newtec.

“I was impressed with the way in which our teams worked through any challenges together with one aim – to get the job done and to enable Arabsat to extend its service portfolio.”

The network operations centre (NOC), recently installed at Arabsat’s subsidiary Hellasat, in Athens, will see Arabsat able to reach all platforms and remote sites with its services. In combination with a variety of Newtec’s DVB-S2X Wideband modems, the Newtec Dialog platform will enable Arabsat to offer vertical-specific solutions to deliver the best connectivity experience for any satellite application.

Wael Al-Buti (pictured), VP & chief commercial officer at Arabsat, added: “I’d like to thank the team from Arabsat and Newtec for a job well done – the level of collaboration to execute the project with its challenging timeframe is truly exemplary. Our partnership with Newtec is vital for our growth and enables delivery of truly customised services for Arabsat customers.”

Newtec Dialog is a multi-service VSAT platform which enables operators to build and adapt satellite networking infrastructures according to specific needs.

In January 2018, Talia purchased a Newtec Dialog platform to provide Ka-band HTS services to Afghanistan and Iraq. The collaboration between the two enabled access to multiple transponders on Arabsat’s 5C Ka-band satellite, which is located 20 Degrees East. Satellite communications firm Newtech said in October 2018 its modems had become the first to be successfully tested over the air on Telesat’s new Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite.