Perfect marriage of powerful Ka-band beams and easy Internet access for
B2B and B2C on HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2
LONDON, UK, 18 June 2012. Avanti Communications, the satellite operator, today confirmed the intended installation of Newtec Sat3Play® Hubs in its earth stations to further extend its IP broadband service range on its satellites HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2.
To support its customers with the deployment of Newtec technology, Avanti has developed a low risk and low capital investment entry route for customers wishing to remotely manage and operate their own Newtec hub infrastructure. Avanti’s customers will be able to operate Newtec’s Sat3Play broadband systems to offer a true broadband experience to B2B and B2C customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Combining HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellites with Newtec’s self installable broadband terminals, will enable Avanti’s customers to provide fast and easy Internet at highly competitive market rates.
Matthew O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer for Avanti, said: “We are excited to offer yet another extension to our portfolio of service platforms and have engaged with the market to create an innovative commercial approach using our Hosted Network Operator model. By offering a choice of vendors to our customers, we are able to deliver the flexibility they require”.
Avanti anticipates further installation of Newtec’s Sat3Play broadband hubs over the coming months to meet the services demanded from both its existing HYLAS 1 customers, as well as those wishing to use HYLAS 2 capacity when it launches this year.
Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec, said, “I am very pleased with this new Ka-band co-operation agreement with Avanti. Newtec’s broadband technology has a proven track record of being highly reliable and efficient. Coupled with the multi-ISP platform support, we are providing a solution that matches the needs of Avanti’s customers. In addition our seamlessly integrated high speed FlexACM IP trunking solution is an additional advantage of which Avanti’s customers will be able to benefit from.”
With well over 100.000 Sat3Play terminals deployed today, Sat3Play is one of the most reliable and successful satellite broadband solutions available on the market.
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Newtec (www.newtec.eu) is a global industry leader, shaping the future of satellite communications. Offering state-of-the-art products and scalable, integrated solutions for broadcast, broadband access and backbone and trunking applications, Newtec helps customers achieve greater efficiency, increase performance and expand market reach.
With its passionate commitment to R&D and its strong relationship with the European Space Agency (ESA), Newtec remains in the forefront of technological development, continuing the pioneering contributions that have led to industry standards including DVB, DVB-S2, DVB RCS and iSatTV Cenelec pr EN50478.
Newtec’s worldwide customer base includes the industry’s most prestigious broadcasters, satellite operators, telcos, systems houses and broadcasting unions. Established in 1985 and headquartered in Belgium, Newtec has regional offices as well as additional R&D centres located in Stamford, Conn. (U.S.), Singapore (Singapore), Beijing (China), Dubai (UAE), São Paulo (Brazil), Berlin (Germany) and France.
Avanti (www.avantiplc.com) sells satellite data communications services to telecoms companies which use them to supply residential, enterprise and institutional users. Avanti’s first satellite, called HYLAS 1, launched on November 26th 2010 and is the first superfast broadband satellite launched in Europe.
Avanti’s second satellite, called HYLAS 2, is on target for launch in July 2012. It will extend Avanti’s coverage to Africa and the Middle East.
Avanti’s third satellite HYLAS 3, to be launched in partnership with ESA in 2015, will provide further capacity in the EMEA region. Some 80% of Avanti’s fleet capacity will address the emerging telecommunications markets of Africa and the Middle East.