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Arabsat, Newtec to Launch New HTS Services for Middle-East and Africa

By | September 17, 2018
Members of the Arabsat and Newtec teams at IBC

Members of the Arabsat and Newtec teams at IBC in 2016. Photo: Arabsat

Arabsat and Newtec have partnered to roll out a package of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services, including Enterprise broadband, IP Trunking, VNO and mobile 3G/4G backhaul for the Middle East and Africa. The two companies signed a multimillion-dollar partnership contract which will see Arabsat deploy a Newtec Dialog VSAT platform equipped with Newtec DVB-S2X Wideband modems, each designed for specific customers in different vertical markets.

The new services will use Arabsat satellite capacity operating off of a hub that will be installed in Europe within the next month. The service will initially launch for Middle East and Africa regions, and eventually expand to include coverage of North-West Africa region and Southern Africa region by the end of the 2019 first fiscal quarter.

“We chose to partner with Newtec after careful consideration of the market. We are confident that Newtec’s expertise will enlarge our addressable market and maximises the benefits of HTS to gain highest efficiency and throughput. This helps us provide the high-quality, cost-effective services our customers expect,” Arabsat CEO Khalid Balkheyour said in a statement.