Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) and Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – have announced an expansion of their partnership, enabling optimized solutions for broadcast and telecom customers.

Signed today during IBC 2016, the new contract will see Newtec provide Arabsat with its Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform to enhance the operator’s Direct-to-Home (DTH) services, as well as its offerings in government and telecom markets.

Newtec Dialog is a multiservice platform which enables tailored services and guarantees optimal modulation and bandwidth allocation, whether it is being used to provide enterprise, consumer broadband, cellular backhaul or mobility services. It features three return technologies – MF-TDMA, SCPC and Newtec’s unique Mx-DMA® – ensuring maximum bandwidth efficiency and return on investment. Newtec’s solution for Arabsat also incorporates its pre-distortion technology Equalink®, which can provide an additional 15% of data traffic in the same satellite capacity.

“We are pleased to be able to expand our collaboration with Newtec,” said Arabsat’s CEO Khalid Balkheyour. “As well as offering very efficient technology, the pre-sales support and training and certification program Newtec provides means the company was the perfect choice of partner for upcoming projects.”

The training and certification delivered by Newtec is professionally run by experienced engineers, familiar with the challenges Arabsat and its customers face and includes a comprehensive online examination program and online renewals. The certification is recognized globally and will ensure Arabsat gets the most out of the Newtec equipment installed.

“As a leading satellite operator, proven solutions which will enable optimized services for its customers are incredibly important for Arabsat and we are delighted to have been able to meet the requirements for Arabsat’s next-generation services,” said Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec. “Additionally, taking part in our training and certification program means an even better service will be provided to Arabsat’s end-customers, while the operator will benefit from increased efficiency and effectiveness of operations.”

Delegates attending IBC 2016 can find Arabsat in hall 1, stand B38, and can view a demo of Newtec’s Mx-DMA technology at the Newtec booth in hall 1, stand A49. Two technology demonstrations of the solution provided by Newtec to Arabsat are also already planned for early next year, including at CABSAT show 2017.

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About Newtec 

Newtec,, is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications. As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, consumer and enterprise VSAT, government, cellular backhaul and trunking and mobility, offshore and maritime markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of single and multiservice applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for cellular backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA and oil and gas networks, aircrafts and vessels.

Since 1985, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology.

Newtec is a European company headquartered in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Through additional commercial offices in Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 100 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.

About Arabsat

Founded in 1976 by the 21 member-states of the Arab League, Arabsat,, has been serving the growing needs of the Arab world for over 40 years, operating from its headquarter in Riyadh-KSA and two Satellite control stations in Riyadh and Tunis.

Now one of the world’s top satellite operators and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, it carries over 500 TV channels, 200 radio stations, pay-tv networks and wide variety of HD channels reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 80 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Europe – including an audience of over 170 million viewers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region alone tuned into Arabsat’s video “hotspot” at 26° E.