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SES selects Newtec to deliver Ka-band Sat3Play technology

 
MUMBAI: Satellite operator SES and the satellite communications technology specialist Newtec have signed an agreement to provide European satellite broadband network
Astra2Connect with next generation Ka-band Sat3Play terminals and related hub infrastructure.


SES is currently delivering Broadband Internet and Voice-over-IP services to over 80,000 private households and small businesses across Europe using Newtec’s technology in Ku-band and offering download speeds up to 6 Mbps.


Sat3Play is Newtec’s two-way satellite broadband platform designed for IP-based multiple service providers such as ISPs
wanting to offer competitive voice, data and television services in areas where insufficient terrestrial broadband connectivity is available. Over 110’000 Sat3Play terminals have been delivered yet.


 
With this new agreement, Newtec will be providing the next generationKa-band terminals featuring higher download speeds be yond 10 Mbps and Newtec’s Point&Play self-installation capability. Newtec will also enhance existing ASTRA2Connect end user terminals in Ku-band to enable
download capabilities of up to 10 Mbps. These terminals are "Ka-Ready" providing an easy and low cost migration path from Ku-band to Ka-band.


The upgrade of existing end user terminals and the next generation Ka-band terminals featuring speeds beyond 10 Mbps are part of SES’s strategy to bring its successful ASTRA2Connect service to the next level.


Starting in the fourth quarter of 2012, SES will further increase the performance of its ASTRA2Connect service by using additional multiple spot beam Ka-band capacity onboard its Astra 2F, 2E and 2G spacecraft to be launched between 2012 and 2014 and located at 28.2 degrees East.


Astra Broadband Services (ABBS) MD Patrick Biewer said, "We now have the capabilities to enhance our existing service offerings to 10Mbps. With Ka-band capacity coming online we are investing in future proof technology to support even higher speeds and extended services. Efficient and reliable technology provides the foundation for this strategy. With our new hardware partnerships now in place, we will
strengthen our service offering and help us to further grow our customer base."


Newtec CEO Serge Van Herck is convinced that Newtec’s Ka-band Sat3Playterminals and hubs are helping SES to further extend its reach into areas poorly connected by terrestrial means, whilst making its service more competitive.


Van Herck said: "The future of consumer broadband services over satellite is Ka-band. This is simply because the total capacity offered by other commercial frequency bands cannot possibly cope with new demands. Astra2Connect’s download speed and volume has increased over the years and these new Sat3Play Ka-band terminals will enable a further expansion to its offering."


Newtec and SES will be showcasing the Ka-band terminal at the IBC2011 show taking place at Amsterdam RAI from 8 - 13 September 2011.

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