Newtec awarded Kacific contract

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Newtec, a leader in the design, development and manufacture of equipment for satellite communications, has announced that its Newtec Dialog VSAT multiservice platform has been selected by broadband satellite operator, Kacific, for its new High Throughput Satellite, Kacific1, to significantly expand its broadband service delivery in underserved areas of South East Asia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The initial contract is for $10million of Newtec Dialog hubs and this is expected to result in further terminal procurements totaling several million in the first years of service.

Kacific1will deliver affordable, high-speed internet broadband to telecommunications companies, internet service providers and governments throughout the region, with Newtec’s Mx-DMA return technology providing the highest possible bandwidth efficiency. The Kacific1 satellite features 56 high power subscriber spot beams, each with the capability to provide targeted capacity at high speeds. Kacific servicesenable access to high demand applications, such ascommunity internet access and mobile backhaul, that will helpstimulate socio-economic activity throughout the region.Public institutions will benefit from dedicated servicesincluding healthcare, education and civil defense, in areas that arebeyond the economical reach of terrestrial infrastructures in most of Kacific’s coverage areas. Kacificwas recently presented with the Better Satellite World award for its focus on connecting underserved populations.

“The Kacific HUB, based onthe Newtec Dialog multiservice platform is a pivotal part of the satellite network and we selected Newtec because it demonstratesthe highest performance and ability to offer the very high link efficiencies and availabilities requiredfor our Ka-band spotbeam system,” said Christian Patouraux,CEO and Founder of Kacific. “We have also been very impressed with other unique features offered by Newtec such asthe Satellite Network Calculator, whichenables us to tailor new services in a very efficientand fast-to-market manner, which will only help ensurethe reliability and enhance the quality of our services to our customers.”

Chosen for its excellence in innovation, Newtec’s next-generation Mx-DMA return technology incorporates the best features of MF-TDMA and SCPC technologies to provide dynamic bandwidth allocation with the highest level of efficiency. Mx-DMA return technology on the Newtec Dialog platform uniquely adjusts the frequency plan, the symbol rate, the modulation, coding and power in real-time for every terminal in the satellite network in response to traffic demand and Quality of Service (QoS) changes.

“In partnering with Kacific, we are strengthening our presence in South East Asia and the Pacific and we are extremely proud to be involved with a project that bridges the digital divide to people in regions that have never before had access,” said Thomas Van den Driessche, CEOat Newtec.“Amongst many other features, our Satellite Network Calculatorhas an acute ability to provide valuable insight into the performance of the network. Its use in a multi-beam satellite network such as this will allow Kacific to harness these insightsto optimize future deployments and add value for its regional partners and customers.”


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