Yahsat Launches High Speed Ka-Band Service With Newtec FlexACM® at CABSAT 2012


Newtec’s FlexACM® Technology will offer IP Trunking services via Yahsat’s second satellite, Y1B


DUBAI, UAE, and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 28 February 2012 At CABSAT 2012, Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator, has today announced that it is to implement Newtec’s FlexACM® technology for its high-speed, Ka-band IP trunking service.


The new agreement will support Yahsat’s new business service, YahCarrier, which is set to be the region’s first Ka-band IP trunking service. YahCarrier will provide telecommunication carriers, ISPs and corporate network service providers  across the Middle East, Africa and South West Asia, with reliable, cost-effective, ‘always on’ solutions for backhauling local internet data from underserved and un-served locations to the Internet.


Newtec will support YahCarrier by enabling the highest service availability and speed by installing its hubs and terminals on each side of the satellite link powered by FlexACM, Newtec’s unique and market proven end-to-end solution. The service combines a range of cutting edge technologies to optimise IP satellite links in the most efficient way; reducing operational costs and increasing business profitability. FlexACM is available on the Elevation family of Newtec’s professional equipment.


“Yahsat will utilise the full set of FlexACM enabled Newtec Elevation products, including IP modulators, IP demodulators and IP modems, as well as a range of IP appliances that provide state-of-the-art traffic enhancement, compression and protection capabilities for IP services. Together, these will ensure the maximum efficiency and throughput at optimal availability for Yahsat on its new Ka-band satellite,” said Serge van Herck, CEO of Newtec.


Yahsat’s coverage extends over more than 140 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and South West Asia. The Y1B satellite, which is set to launch in April 2012, will include a multi spot-beam Ka-band payload, designed specifically to support broadband access networks. Ka-band spot beam satellites re-use frequencies to maximise spectrum efficiency for more network capacity.


Yahsat CEO, Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani, commented: “Ka-band technology is set to make realistic and tangible improvements for Yahsat customers as the cost of throughput is reduced dramatically. We are working with Newtec to further maximise efficiency and quality of service to enable the best possible services to our clients.”


Yahsat and Newtec are exhibiting at CABSAT 2012 at booths S-D1 and S-G12 respectively. On Tuesday 28th February at 10.30am, Media are invited to witness the official contract signing to announce the strategic partnership, which will include:


·         Speech by Yahsat CEO, Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani,

·         Speech and presentation by Newtec CEO, Serge van Herck


For further information about FlexACM and the Elevation family of products visit www.newtec.eu/elevation.



Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC “Yahsat”

Yahsat provides multipurpose satellite solutions (government and commercial) for broadband, broadcast, military and Communications use across the Middle East, Africa and South West Asia.


Based in Abu Dhabi, and wholly owned by Mubadala, Yahsat is the first company in the Middle East and Africa to offer multi-purpose satellite services:


·         YahClick – the satellite broadband service

·         YahSecure – the government satellite service

·         YahLink – the satellite connectivity service

·         YahService – end to end satellite solutions

·         YahCarrier – satellite solutions for telecommunications carriers


Yahsat’s first satellite Y1A was successfully launched in April 2011, and is preparing to launch its second satellite Y1B in April 2012. (http://www.yahsat.ae/)


About Newtec

Newtec (http://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.


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