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Newtec and SpeedCast Announce Results of Intensive Trial of S2 Extensions

by david.nunes

speedcast Sees substantial gains

with newtec mdm6000 modem on

multicarrier applications

New satellite technologies including S2 Extensions ensure a return on investment for operators within a matter of months

HONG KONG and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 19 June 2013. Satellite communications specialist Newtec and leading Asia-based satellite service provider SpeedCast, today announced the results of an intensive trial of Newtec’s latest S2 Extensions and Clean Channel Technology™.  In the trial results, SpeedCast reports the combination of the two technologies boosted performance and achieved substantial efficiency gains.

The technologies trialled are all incorporated in the Newtec MDM6000 Satellite Modem, which despite being able to handle up to 380 Mbps bi-directionally, can also operate at much lower rates as required for multicarrier applications.

Newtec’s long-term customer SpeedCast, is a leading global network and satellite communications service provider, offering high-quality managed networks services in over 50 countries throughout Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

“We are always looking to add value for our customers – one way of achieving this is by adopting highly efficient technology to offer them the greatest value for money,” said Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO, SpeedCast. “We are very pleased with the gains demonstrated by Newtec, especially while also transmitting at lower rates of a few megabits/sec. We look forward to expanding the use of S2 Extensions to offer significantly improved performance and efficiency for our customers.”

Newtec has taken the lead and teamed up with other DVB members to define and develop the updates to the DVB-S2 standard, currently named S2 Extensions. When comparing the current DVB-S2 standard against the full implementation of S2 Extensions, efficiency gains of up to 37% can be achieved.

Commenting on the trial, Newtec’s CEO Serge Van Herck said, “We are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to show SpeedCast how effective our new technologies are and this not only for full transponder SCPC links. The S2 Extensions, which offer OPEX savings that can either boost profits or be passed on to the customer, also offer a very short ROI completion, and thus the new technology ensures excellent value.”

S2 Extensions Calculator

Newtec recently launched an S2 Extensions calculator that enables any operator to see the specific gains possible on their own network, which can vary depending on the specific application and network setup. For more information see link: http://www.newtec.eu/services-training/dvb-s2-calculator.

S2 Extensions Info Session and Panel Discussion

To learn more about S2 Extensions and to get an insight into when and how the industry will migrate to the more efficient transmission standard, Newtec is hosting an S2 info session including a panel discussion, at CommunicAsia 2013. Pierre-Jean Beylier is among the confirmed panel speakers. For more information and registration visit http://pages.newtec.eu/sessioncommunicasia2013.html.


About SpeedCast Ltd

SpeedCast is a leading global network and satellite communications service provider offering high-quality managed networks services in over 50 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa; and a global maritime network serving customers worldwide.  SpeedCast is owned and controlled by US entities.  With 16 international sales & support offices and 29 teleport operations, SpeedCast has a unique infrastructure to serve corporate and carriers’ requirements globally. SpeedCast has distinguished itself with a strong operational expertise and a highly efficient support organization, which are the foundation of SpeedCast’s success.

For more information, visit www.speedcast.com.

About Newtec

Newtec 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.

For more information visit www.newtec.eu.

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