Newtec demonstrates 310 Mbps over a 36 Mhz Yahsat transponder

by Staff Reporter | April 11th, 2012

Yahsat CEO, Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani (r) and Serge van Herck, CEO of Newtec at CABSAT 2012, at the launch of YahCarrier, the region's first Ka-band IP trunking service based on ground segment technology provided by Newtec

Newtec has demonstrated, in what the company described as a world record,  a 310 Mbps transport over a 36 Mhz transponder. Tests and validations were carried out using existing antennae and power infrastructure on Yahsat’s Y1A.

The link was established using Newtec’s next generation satellite IP modulators and modems in combination with its bandwidth cancellation units (ZN871).

The resulting full duplex STM-1 (2 x 155 Mbps) has reportedly never before been achieved on a 36 Mhz transponder. Newtec will be making its next generation technology, capable of enabling these speeds, commercially available during 2012.

The link was established using Newtec’s next generation satellite IP modulators and modems in combination with its bandwidth cancellation units (ZN871). The test used Clean Channel Technology, Bandwidth Cancellation and Wideband (all Newtec Technologies), of which the first two are available and on the market now.

Serge Van Herck, Newtec’s CEO, commented: “It’s nice to see that Newtec’s roll-out of new technologies is going smoothly, breaking down boundaries and securing implementations in real-world scenarios. As a result we are talking to our business partners now who are able to bring in new business opportunities as a result of the capabilities Newtec has created for them.”

Newtec’s technology is going to be run on Y1A. The commercial payload of Y1A comprises both C-band and Ku-band transponders and is equipped with a total of 9 antennae. This is the second time in a few months that Yahsat will be working with Newtec. The leading UAE-based satellite operator previously selected Newtec technology for its upcoming YahCarrier service, a Ka-band based IP trunking service.

“We are very impressed by the way Newtec continues to push the technological frontiers, breaking records for satellite throughput. By increasing the amount of data that can be transferred per transponder, Newtec is effectively increasing the amount of business we can do and helping us to provide the optimum service for our customers too,” said Tareq Abdel Raheem Al Hosani, CEO of Yahsat.

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