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Arabsat is extending its partnerships with Newtec for high throughput satellite (HTS) services in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and with Talia for a broadcast uplink platform.


Arabsat CEO Balkhayour 18 September 2018The regional satellite operator’s multi-million euro contract with Newtec will enable HTS services such as enterprise and virtual network operator (VNO) services, IP trunking and mobile backhaul for 3G and 4G services across MEA.

Arabsat will deploy Newtec’s multiservice VSAT platform Dialog with a variety of Newtec’s DVB-S2X Wideband modems. The first is expected to roll out in Europe in October.

“Expanding our partnership with Newtec in this way will help us meet rising market demand for high-throughput and high-performance services, pushing the boundaries of what is available today,” said Khalid Balkheyour (pictured), CEO, Arabsat. 

“We chose to partner with Newtec after careful consideration of the market. We are confident that Newtec’s proven expertise will enlarge our addressable market and maximise the benefits of HTS to achieve highest efficiency and throughput. This helps us provide the high-quality, cost-effective services our customers expect.”

Newtec modems provide a choice of three return technologies, including MF-TDMA, SCPC and Newtec’s unique Mx-DMA which combines the best qualities of both to provide dynamic bandwidth allocation with the highest level of efficiency.

Meanwhile, communicaties provider Talia has also announced the deployment of its uplink platform to host TV channels. Customers will benefit from Arabsat’s secure broadcasting service that is immune to signal jamming and interference at 26 degree East, the partners said.

“Talia is a globally recognised brand and one of the top reliable satellite and terrestrial network providers to the Middle East and Europe. With high monitoring capabilities and quality of service that provide an excellent solution to Arabsat DTH Services from Europe, [it provides] Arabsat’s international and regional broadcasters with an uncompromised quality of service,” said Balkheyour.

Talia president & CEO Alan Afrasiab added: “We are now equipped to provide customers looking for a high-quality, secure video transmission service utilising our facilities. 

“We are also delighted to continue our long relationship with Arabsat and provide customers with this complex technical solution. Working with Arabsat’s professional team, this new service was achieved quickly and with the minimum of trouble.”