Newtec Dialog® Chosen by Liquid Telecom

Newtec Dialog® Chosen by Liquid Telecom
Photo (fltr): Scott Mumford (Head of Satellite Services at Liquid Telecom), Nic Rudnick (CEO of Liquid Telecom) and Serge Van Herck (CEO of Newtec) signing their new partnership contract at AfricaCom in Cape Town

Press release Monday 16 November 2015

Addition of Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform will extend Liquid Telecom’s current Newtec Sat3Play® VSAT service offering to enter new market segments and enlarge current service portfolio



CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 17 November 2015.  Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – today announced that Liquid Telecom has chosen the Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform to enlarge and improve its current VSAT services with more applications and features for both current and new customers.

Extending its current relationship with Newtec, Liquid Telecom – a leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa – will utilize the Newtec Dialog platform to expand its service portfolio towards new markets.

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. Liquid Telecom will operate the Newtec Dialog hub alongside its current Newtec Sat3Play® broadband hub, allowing it to expand its current satellite services to more advanced business-to-business applications and deliver reliable cellular backhaul connections for mobile operators throughout Africa.

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,” said Scott Mumford, Head of Satellite Services at Liquid Telecom. “The on-board technology ensures the highest efficiency, meaning our existing customers will directly experience the benefits.

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.

First of all, we are very grateful for the confidence Liquid Telecom expresses with the awarding of this new contract and are convinced Newtec Dialog will be able to meet Liquid Telecom’s needs, particularly in entering new markets, something which is becoming more and more important for operators,” said Serge Van Herck, CEO at Newtec. “The scalability of the Newtec Dialog platform will enable Liquid Telecom to build its infrastructure as it grows, making it a cost-effective solution as well.

Liquid and Newtec Team at AfricaCom
Photo (fltr): Richard Schaap (Director Sales & Business Development Broadband of Newtec); Pieter-Paul Mooijman (Regional Sales Manager Sub-Saharan Africa of Newtec); Nic Rudnick (CEO of Liquid Telecom); Serge Van Herck (CEO of Newtec); Scott Mumford (Head of Satellite Services at Liquid Telecom) and Kerstin Roost (Public Relations Director of Newtec).

The contract between Newtec and Liquid Telecom was signed earlier today at AfricaCom, which is taking place at the Cape Town Convention Centre until Thursday. For more information, visit Liquid Telecom at Stand C3 and Newtec at Stand B5.

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About Newtec

Newtec,, 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 backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA networks, manned and unmanned aircrafts, trains, border control, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and maritime.

For over 30 years, 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 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 100 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.

Liquid Telecom

Liquid Telecom,, is the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs and businesses of all sizes. It also provides payment solutions to financial institutions and retailers, as well as award winning data storage to businesses across Africa and beyond.
Liquid Telecom has built Africa’s largest independent fibre network which runs from the north of Uganda to Cape Town, covering Africa’s fastest-growing economies, where no fixed network has existed before. The network currently spans over 20,000km across borders, growing at a rate of 100km per week and offering the lowest latency and the best SLAs on the continent.

Working under various retail, wholesale and enterprise brands, the Liquid Telecom Group has operating entities in Botswana, DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, UK, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Among many other global awards, the company has been named Best African Wholesale Carrier for the last four consecutive years at the annual Global Carrier Awards.