GLOBAL Technologies selects Newtec technology to provide cellular backhaul to Mattel, leading Mauritanian operator
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 22 May 2017. Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – today announced the successful commercial deployment of a Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform to provide cellular backhaul for Mattel, Mauritania’s leading mobile operator.
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.
Mattel is also leveraging Newtec’s unique 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.
“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.”
In an increasingly competitive mobile market, satellite backhaul applications need to remain efficient to save bandwidth, while still delivering the availability and Quality of Service (QoS) required by customers. At the same time, end-users’ diverse and evolving usage habits require solutions which provide statistical multiplexing and dynamic bandwidth allocation.
“One of the key requirements for this deployment was a future-proof solution which could adapt to the developing needs of Mattel’s customers,” said Jean-Paul Steinitz, CEO of GLOBAL Technologies. “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.”
As a multiservice 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.
“In remote rural locations, satellite backhaul is often the only mobile transport available that can provide the reliability and quick service rollout that is required. On the other hand, operational costs must be minimized to remain competitive,” said Semir Hassanaly, Newtec’s Market Director for Cellular Backhaul and Trunking. “The solution provided for GLOBAL Technologies and Mattel delivers not only unrivaled service availability and flexibility to deal with the changing landscape of customers’ demands, but also low cost of operation thanks to Newtec’s award-winning Mx-DMA return technology.”
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Newtec, www.newtec.eu, is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications. As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, consumer and enterprise VSAT, government and defense, cellular backhaul and trunking and mobility, offshore and maritime markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of single and multiservice applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for cellular backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA and oil and gas networks, aircrafts and vessels.
Since 1985, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology.
Newtec is a European company headquartered in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Through additional commercial offices in Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), São Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 100 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.
About GLOBAL Technologies
GLOBAL Technologies, www.global.fr, is an acknowledged player on the high-technology market, specialized in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of critical technical infrastructure and systems. Leveraging its expertise and specific competence, GLOBAL Technologies deploys sophisticated equipment in inhospitable areas around the world. The Group works for companies and organizations in environments in which service continuity is key to the success of defense and telecommunications operations and of government and international bodies.
GLOBAL Technologies constantly reinforces its positions on the international markets, thus proving its ability to provide continuity and service quality regardless of the conditions. The Group currently operates in 30 countries through more than 200 projects. GLOBAL Technologies’ international teams include around 250 top-level specialists, so the Group can provide a genuine local service to all its clients through a wide network of partners.
Mauritano-Tunisienne des Télécommunications, Mattel, www.mattel.mr, is the leading mobile phone operator in Mauritania. Since its creation on May 11, 2000, the result of a cooperation between Mauritanian and Tunisian economic operators, Mattel has always been focused on the quality of its network, the professionalism of its staff and its proximity to its customers.
In its 17 year history, Mattel has continuously modernized its network thanks to state-of-the-art technical equipment and the know-how of its engineers and technicians trained in the management and manipulation of advanced technologies.
With customer service at its core, Mattel continues to enrich its catalog of mobile and Internet product and service offerings to ensure it always satisfies the needs and expectations of its clients in a wide range of sectors.