As one of our long-term partners, Liquid Telecom – a leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa – recently extended its relationship with us, purchasing a Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform to expand its portfolio towards new markets (read our press release from November 2015).
Installation was completed in the first week of March 2016, with the system enabling Liquid Telecom to enlarge and improve its VSAT services with more applications and features for both current and new customers.
Liquid Telecom's Investments in a new Hub at the Teraco Data Center in South Africa
This week, Liquid Telecom has shared, that the company has invested $3.5 million in a new satellite hub at the Teraco Data Center in South Africa to respond to increasing demand for broadband connectivity from across Africa.
The new hub will enable the company to offer customers a satellite service with speeds of up to 50 Mbps (you can read more about Liquid Telecom services in this Satnews article, News: March 16th, 2016). Liquid Telecom will be one of the first to utilize the Newtec Dialog multiservice platform in Africa.
More about the Newtec Dialog Hub
Liquid Telecom will operate the Newtec Dialog hub alongside its current Newtec Sat3Play® broadband hub, also enabling Liquid Telecom to launch business-to-business applications and reliable cellular backhaul connections for mobile operators throughout Africa in the future.
“We chose to add Newtec Dialog to our existing infrastructure as its scalability and flexibility enables us to expand our satellite business and the applications we offer in a cost-effective way. The on-board technology ensures the highest efficiency, meaning our existing customers will directly experience the benefits.”
Scott Mumford, Head of Satellite Services at Liquid Telecom
The first Newtec VSAT platform with Liquid Telecom became operational in early 2014. Since then, Liquid Telecom has been able to deploy thousands of Newtec VSAT terminals. As a multiservice platform, Newtec Dialog guarantees optimal modulation and bandwidth allocation, whether it is being used for enterprise, consumer broadband, cellular backhaul or mobility in all networks.
It features Newtec’s patented return link technology Mx-DMA™, which combines the best features of MF-TDMA and SCPC technologies, making Liquid Telecom’s VSAT services more bandwidth efficient for larger customers and enabling services to run more efficiently and reliably than before.
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