Dear Business Partners,
Welcome to the latest edition of Newtec News which we have released just in time for the CABSAT, SATELLITE and NAB Show 2015. This newsletter also marks 30 years of connecting people for Newtec – a milestone which comes with yet more new innovations. As we look back, we are also looking forward to the next 30 years, with a continued commitment to lead our industry into a new era of faster and more efficient satellite communications.
30 Years of Connecting People
As we reach our 30th anniversary, we kick-started the celebrations by announcing significant sales growth and expansion into new markets. This growth has come over the last several years, during which time Newtec performed strongly in its core markets, achieving 20% sales growth. Key drivers for the success, include market evolution and our strong performance in the Direct-to-Home (DTH), broadcast systems, consumer and enterprise markets. As we move forward, we will retain this focus, while also putting a stronger emphasis on fast growing markets, including High Throughput Satellite (HTS), oil and gas and cellular backhaul. And you’ll read more about it in the coming pages.
Recognition for our CTO
Recently, the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) announced it will honor Newtec’s co-founder and CTO, Dirk Breynaert, with a 2015 induction into the Satellite Hall of Fame. This officially recognizes his 30-year history with the company, during which time he was responsible for an extensive number of innovations, including contributions to the Digital Broadcasting Standard (DVB). These came as a result of his constant ambition to push the technical boundaries of satellite communications. Dirk was officially presented with his award at the SSPI’s annual gala dinner, held during this year’s SATELLITE show in Washington.
Testing the Industry
As we move further into 2015, the era of multiservice also continues, with broadcasters and satellite service providers facing numerous challenges. These include more complex workflows, the introduction of new services, increased user expectations for always-on connectivity and pressure on efficiency in both the space and ground segments. The importance of embracing the multiservice trend was emphasized by our recent comprehensive industry survey, which aimed to address and understand the key challenges for broadcasters. The research involved around 270 leaders in the satellite industry, with the findings revealing that our industry is vibrant and in a constant search for new growth and expansion. A full round up of results and analysis can be found on page 6.
You’ll also find news of new projects, partnerships and products.
With so much happening, this edition really is a bumper read – enjoy it!
Serge Van Herck, CEO Newtec