Newtec Dialog® VSAT Platform named as Top Infrastructure Solution in quest to provide future-proof in-flight connectivity

WASHINGTON, USA and SINT NIKLAAS, BELGIUM, May 07, 2019 – Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – was today awarded with the Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA)’s Top Infrastructure Award.

Presented at an exclusive ceremony taking place as part of SATELLITE 2019, the accolade was given to highlight the flexible merits of Newtec’s ability to deliver and enhance in-flight connectivity.

As revenues associated with global connectivity to aircraft continue to increase, the Newtec Dialog VSAT platform, introduced in 2016 in partnership with Panasonic Avionics, has now been installed in more than 800 aircraft.

To win this award means so much to us,” said Thomas Van den Driessche, CEO at Newtec. “Not only are we fulfilling our commitment to our partners in the service we provide but we are also taking our mobility capabilities to the next level, by offering a scalable and highly efficient service. This award proves that our Newtec Dialog VSAT platform can effectively cater for the evolving needs of both airlines and passengers for years to come, even as numbers of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) and Extreme Throughput Satellites (XTS™) continue to rise. In addition, our recent successful 5G test over Telesat LEO reaffirms our commitment to delivering seamless 5G integration whether on land, sea, or air.

The Newtec Dialog VSAT platform has the capacity to offer users up to 20 times the original throughput available in-flight previously. As a tool compatible with a plethora of in-flight applications, Newtec Dialog can dramatically improve data rates and unlock numerous on-board services.

Alongside its ability to support in-flight services on a global scale, delivering applications ranging from fast Internet access to video streaming, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications and enhanced TV functions, Newtec Dialog also enables 3G phone services and dramatically enhanced bandwidth for crew applications.

Newtec Dialog is now managing more than 100 beams and more than 25 gateways for this network and as we accept this award today, we will start the next chapter in taking our in-flight technology to a higher level of continued and accelerated expansion for applications in the air and on the move,” added Van den Driessche.

– ENDS –