South Africa’s Sentech Selects Newtec Dialog to Migrate to Multiservice
[Via Satellite 11-18-2016] South African state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech has selected the Newtec Dialog multiservice platform including the MDM2500 IP Satellite Modem for 800 of its sites across South Africa. The partnership was enabled through African Union Communications (AUCom), a long-term, certified Newtec business partner, which is the primary contractor for this Sentech project.
The Newtec Dialog multiservice platform will provide Sentech with capabilities for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) signal monitoring, IP multicasting, radio backhaul, Point of Sale (PoS) support, and government disaster recovery connectivity. The migration from the current platform to Newtec Dialog will begin in this month and will use standard Ku-band capacity.
As a multiservice platform, Newtec Dialog enables tailored services and guarantees optimal modulation, bandwidth allocation, service availability, reliable automation of link set-ups and flexible workflow support, whether it is being used to provide broadcast, consumer broadband, cellular backhaul or mobility services. It also features Newtec’s return link technology Mx-DMA, which delivers the efficiency of SCPC with the dynamic bandwidth allocation of MF-TDMA.