Newtec celebrates 30 years of connecting people

Newtec, a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, has kick-started its 30th anniversary celebrations, announcing significant sales growth and expanding into new markets.

Founded in 1985 by two engineers with a vision, Dirk Breynaert, the company’s current CTO, and Jean-Marie Maes, Newtec is today one of the world’s top players. In particular, Newtec’s specialisation in Research and Development (R&D) paved the way to its extensive portfolio of innovations, partnerships, standardisations and industry recognition for broadcast, government and defence, IP trunking and consumer and enterprise VSAT. Through its expertise and cooperation with its customers, Newtec has made the world a safer, more informed and connected place.

Over the last several years, Newtec has performed strongly in its core markets, pointing to market evolution and its strong performance in the Direct to Home (DTH), broadcast systems, consumer and enterprise markets as key drivers for its success in 2014 which saw a 20% sales growth.

The company will retain its focus while also putting a stronger emphasis on fast growing markets, including High Throughput Satellite (HTS), oil and gas and cellular backhaul.

“These figures underline that our strategic direction is on course to provide a strong base for the future,” said Thomas Van den Driessche, Chief Commercial Officer of Newtec. “We have outpaced the market in terms of growth, resulting in us taking a larger proportion of market share.”

The evolving multiservice ecosystem will further fuel this growth, with the Newtec Dialog platform allowing service providers and broadcasters to build and adapt their network easily as their business grows and the market changes.
“A large part of our success is down to our strategic partners in geographical locations and vertical markets,” said Serge Van Herck, Newtec’s CEO. “Looking to the future, we will build on this work and continue to shape the satellite industry with efficient, scalable and economical solutions.”

Recently, the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) announced it will honor Newtec’s Co-Founder and CTO, Dirk Breynaert, with a 2015 induction into the Satellite Hall of Fame. This officially recognises his 30-year history with the company, during which time he was responsible for an extensive number of innovations which came as a result of his constant ambition to push the technical boundaries of satellite communications.

“Newtec was founded to be innovative and an industry leader; with technologies like FlexACM, Cross Layer Optimization, Clean Channel Technology, Automated Equalink and, most recently Mx-DMA,” added Breynaert. “I look forward to another 30 years of Newtec breaking new ground – for us the future of connecting people is without limits.”

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