Milestone moment for Newtec and SES Broadband Services as they extend Ka-band satellite Internet reach in Germany, Italy and the UK over ASTRA 2E and 2F
SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 30 June 2014. Satellite communications specialist Newtec has announced a major milestone after delivering over 110,000 units of its IP satellite modems for the SES Broadband Services (SBBS) network in Ku and Ka-band.
Newtec has been working closely with SBBS in Europe, the Middle East and Africa since it launched the Astra Connect (former Astra2Connect) service in 2007. It continues to supply hubs and terminals for SBBS and recently helped to extend coverage of the 20Mbps Ka-band service to cover more of Europe, especially Germany and France, using the new ASTRA 2E and 2F satellites.
“For many years we are enjoying a productive and professional relationship with Newtec helping to push the technological boundaries to deliver a fast and reliable satellite broadband service for our customers, for the best value,” said Patrick Biewer, Managing Director of SES Broadband Services. “We are very pleased to have reached such an important overall milestone and look forward to closing the digital divide even further with Newtec as our service continues to expand.”
Newtec‘s low-cost Ka-band MDM2200 IP Satellite Modem includes DVB-S2 Adaptive Coding Modulation (ACM), Adaptive Return Link with 4CPM modulation and IP traffic enhancement software for TCP acceleration. It also features a unique Point&Play® installation technology to make self-installation and start-up a simple task that can be done by the consumer.
“For nearly three decades, Newtec has been creating high spec and affordable satellite equipment for use all over the world. SES and Newtec have worked together on many projects during that time and we are very proud of our accomplishments together. The objective for both companies is to provide the best service without compromise whilst taking advantage of the latest developments in research and development,” said Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec.
For more information about Newtec’s satellite technologies for the consumer and enterprise market visit www.newtec.eu/applications/consumer-enterprise-vsat.
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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, IP trunking and backhauling, consumer and enterprise VSAT and government and defense 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 networks, manned and unmanned aircrafts, border control and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).
For over 29 years, our dedicated team of specialists have 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 founded in 1985. Through commercial offices in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium), Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 80 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.
SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 56 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organizations worldwide.
SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.
SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. Further information at: www.ses.com.
About SES Broadband Services
SES Broadband Services, a 100% owned affiliate of the satellite operator SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), provides high-speed broadband solutions via satellite. The SES Broadband service was introduced in 2007 and is marketed via distribution partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In Europe the service is marketed under the brand name Astra Connect.
The service offers a unique opportunity to individuals, businesses and communities to access the internet independent of any terrestrial infrastructure. SES Broadband Services is technically available across the entire fleet of SES and able to support Triple Play services combining broadband access with Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony and TV reception.
For further information on residential services please visit www.ses-broadband.com or www.ses.com/broadband-services for business applications.