Newtec Injects Enhanced Capabilities To SniperHill’s Network Serving NATO And US Troops In The Middle East

New high speed VSAT network providing the highest possible transmission throughput and efficiency for a Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) network service

SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 15 October 2013 Satellite communications specialist Newtec and US commercial Internet service provider SniperHill have deployed new satellite technology to provide increased throughput and service availability for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) networks on US and NATO bases in Afghanistan.

The solution is enabling SniperHill, which is part of the DHI Telecom Group, to manage capacity and deliver increased throughput with dynamic allocation, shaping and prioritization to multiple sites across a hybrid network of terrestrial optical fiber, wireless, satellite and microwave.

“From early on we found the harsh operating environments in Afghanistan and Iraq were not suitable for standard enterprise solutions. Bringing in Newtec has lowered our OPEX and enabled us to manage bandwidth at more efficient levels, whilst providing an even more robust service,” said Wallace Davis, President of SniperHill.

The Newtec EL501 Hub has been installed at SniperHill’s partner teleport facility in Germany operated by the CETel Group. From its location there, it enables high throughput networks over satellite to operate at several locations across the Middle East for MWR programs including Internet WiFi access for deployed US and NATO troops, contractors and personnel at FOrward Bases (FOB), camps and airfields.

“We are proud that CETel’s services support DHI’s operations in the long-term. The cooperation and alliance between DHI and CETel Group along with the specifically implemented Newtec equipment for efficient satellite based C- and Ku-Band services will allow both parties to provide more reliable and cost effective services throughout the corresponding coverage zones,” said Martin Terlunen, Managing Director of the CETel Group.

Over the past several years DHI has integrated and deployed Newtec technology into its solutions on a number of different occasions. In this instance the technology was selected particularly for its FlexACM® and Clean Channel Technology®.

“In 2009 we were able to increase capacity for SniperHill in Iraq and turn 74 Mbps into 97 Mbps. Now, with this even more extensive implementation (146 Mbps forward, 32 Mbps back) of our latest technologies, we are helping to make it the most efficient network possible, which is required given the harsh operating conditions in the region,” said Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec.

On Wednesday 23 October 2013 Newtec will host close to the NATO headquarters in Brussels, a Government and Defense seminar on the topic of satellite communications, efficiency and best practices in this market. SniperHill is presenting a reference case next to other experts from the industry. For the full details visit www.newtec.eu/article/news/government-and-defense-seminar-brussels.

About Newtec
Newtec, http://www.newtec.eu/, 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, IP trunking and backhauling, consumer and enterprise VSAT and government and defense markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA networks, manned and unmanned aircrafts, border control and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).

For over 28 years, 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 founded in 1985. Through commercial offices in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium), Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 80 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.

About DHI Telecom Group
DHI Telecom Group, www.dhilimited.com, is a global telecom provider dedicated to enhancing lives in austere environments through its telecommunications affiliates and partners, SniperHill, CETel Group, GeoLink, IQSTC and others. SniperHill – one of DHI’s flagship brands – provides subscription based Internet services, base-wide at dozens of US/NATO military bases throughout the Middle East region. It is the largest Internet Service Provider in an active war zone.

About CETel Group
CETel Group (Central European Telecom Services, http://www.dhilimited.com/) is one of the leading providers of global satellite communication solutions. CETel offers fixed and mobile satellite services from their headquarters and own Teleport facilities in Germany, as well as its affiliated companies CETel Middle East in the U.A.E. and Geolink Satellite Services in France.

The group provides Teleport and Satellite services for land based and maritime requirements and operates global VSAT networks to connect worldwide enterprises and governmental organizations as well as carriers and service providers.

Furthermore, CETel offers mobile satellite solutions, Broadband Internet via satellite services, GSM backhaul services, hub hosting, as well as customized satellite communication solutions. CETel Group offers all-encompassing solutions: from project management to satellite solution installation up to space segment provision, while meeting economy’s key sector requirements such as oil & gas, telecoms, NGOs, maritime, and media. Proof of its quality and dynamism, the group is accredited with Inmarsat Gold Partnership and Iridium strategic collaboration. The group is ISO 9001 certified.