CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 17 November 2015. Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – today announced that Liquid Telecom has chosen the Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform to enlarge and improve its current VSAT services with more applications and features for both current and new customers.
Extending its current relationship with Newtec, Liquid Telecom – a leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa – will utilize the Newtec Dialog platform to expand its service portfolio towards new markets.
The first Newtec VSAT platform with Liquid Telecom became operational in early 2014. Since then, Liquid Telecom has been able to deploy thousands of Newtec VSAT terminals. Liquid Telecom will operate the Newtec Dialog hub alongside its current Newtec Sat3Play® broadband hub, allowing it to expand its current satellite services to more advanced business-to-business applications and deliver reliable cellular backhaul connections for mobile operators throughout Africa.
“We chose to add Newtec Dialog to our existing infrastructure as its scalability and flexibility enables us to expand our satellite business and the applications we offer in a cost-effective way,” said Scott Mumford, Head of Satellite Services at Liquid Telecom. “The on-board technology ensures the highest efficiency, meaning our existing customers will directly experience the benefits.”
As a multiservice platform, Newtec Dialog guarantees optimal modulation and bandwidth allocation, whether it is being used for enterprise, consumer broadband, cellular backhaul or mobility in all networks.
It features Newtec’s patented return link technology Mx-DMA™, which combines the best features of MF-TDMA and SCPC technologies, making Liquid Telecom’s VSAT services more bandwidth efficient for larger customers and enabling services to run more efficiently and reliably than before.
“First of all, we are very grateful for the confidence Liquid Telecom expresses with the awarding of this new contract and are convinced Newtec Dialog will be able to meet Liquid Telecom’s needs, particularly in entering new markets, something which is becoming more and more important for operators,” said Serge Van Herck, CEO at Newtec. “The scalability of the Newtec Dialog platform will enable Liquid Telecom to build its infrastructure as it grows, making it a cost-effective solution as well.”
Photo above: Scott Mumford (Head of Satellite Services at Liquid Telecom), Nic Rudnick (CEO of Liquid Telecom) and Serge Van Herck (CEO of Newtec) signing their new partnership contract at AfricaCom in Cape Town