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Newtec to power NIGCOMSAT’s Ka broadband services

(12 November 2018 - Newtec) Newtec today announced its technology will be used by leading satellite operator NIGCOMSAT as it expands its enterprise, government and consumer Ka-band broadband services in Nigeria.

Following on from its continued success with Newtec’s VSAT platform Newtec Dialog, NIGCOMSAT – which was founded in 2006 by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Communication Technology – will now deploy a second hub and thousands of Newtec’s MDM2210 IP Satellite Modems and MDM2510 IP Satellite Modems.

“The ability to run multiple services over Newtec Dialog, was a key advantage for us when selecting our technology partner for this expansion as it means we can install a variety of modems and select the best one depending on the application being addressed – and all via a single platform,” said Abimbola Alale, Managing Director and Chief Executive of NIGCOMSAT. “Along with the optimal efficiency achieved via Newtec’s in-built technologies, this will allow us to quickly and cost-effectively expand our portfolio to meet the rising demand we are currently seeing across Nigeria.”

Newtec’s long-term certified business partner, Content Oasis Ltd., will be a system integrator, maintaining the Newtec Dialog platform and the modems installed for NIGCOMSAT.

As a multiservice VSAT platform, Newtec Dialog enables operators to build and adapt satellite networking infrastructures according to specific needs. With Newtec’s modems, a choice of three return technologies is provided, including MF-TDMA, SCPC and Newtec’s unique, dynamic Mx DMA which combines the best qualities of both to provide dynamic bandwidth allocation with the highest level of efficiency.

“As NIGCOMSAT looks to expand its offering, Newtec Dialog offers a perfect fit for this, allowing NIGCOMSAT to seamlessly move into new markets,” said Thomas Van den Driessche, CEO at Newtec. “We are pleased to be able to expand our long-term partnership with NIGCOMSAT at what promises to be an exciting time for the company and have every confidence that our technology will meet the needs of both the company and its customers.”

About Newtec

Newtec 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, consumer and enterprise VSAT, government, cellular backhaul and trunking and mobility, offshore and maritime markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of single and multiservice applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for cellular backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA and oil and gas networks, aircrafts and vessels.

Since 1985, 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 headquartered in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Through additional commercial offices in Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 100 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.

About Nigerian Communications Satellite

Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd. (NIGCOMSAT) was incorporated on April 4, 2006 as a company under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Communication. With a mission is “to manage and exploit the commercial viability of the Nigerian Communication Satellite, NigComSat for the social economic benefit of the nation”. It is charged with the management and operation of the first geostationary communications satellite in sub-Sahara Africa.

NIGCOMSAT aims to provide its customers with unsurpassed quality of service. By combining expertise, it provides, deploys and implements turnkey solutions ranging from Internet infrastructure, Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), satellite communications, Direct-to-home (DTH) services and wireless communications. NigComSat-1R satellite beam covers Nigeria, a huge part of Africa, some parts of Asia & Europe.

NIGCOMSAT also provides a wide array of products to end-users, while building and servicing networks bench-marked against internationally recognized best practice technologies.

About Content Oasis

Content Oasis Ltd., is a leading network and Internet service provider in Nigeria. Established in 2007 and headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria, Content Oasis has grown into one of Nigeria’s premier network and Internet service providers. Ever since 2007, Content Oasis has been developing our Internet service options and our client base is far reaching. Content Oasis provides services for:

  • All types of corporations
  • Educational institutions
  • Small businesses
  • Embassies
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Home users