Newtec’s Ka-band hub and terminal successfully tested on Hylas 2

by Staff Reporter | October 16th, 2012

Serge Van Herck, CEO, Newtec

Avanti Communications, InSat and Newtec have confirmed that they successfully completed their joint tests of Newtec’s Ka-band hub infrastructure in Cyprus. Additionally, Managed Service Provider (MSP) InSat has announced that the first Afghan ISPs have started testing their service.

InSat is providing services for Afghan telecom providers based on Newtec’s broadband platform (Sat3Play) which provides IP access services for consumers and business under InSat’s brand name Hi-Stream.

Matthew O’Connor, chief operating officer for Avanti, said: “Avanti would like to welcome InSat as one of our newest Hylas 2 partners and congratulate Newtec on completing a speedy installation of its first Ka-band hub, in just three days.”

InSat CEO Valentine Gurinovich said “On site in Afghanistan we have installed control stations and some customer terminals at Afghan internet service providers to run tests of our broadband satellite internet access Hi-Stream designed especially for regions like Afghanistan and other emerging countries.The results are very impressive.”

Newtec will reportedly be the exclusive technology partner for all InSat services, providing two-way satellite broadband technology.

Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec, said: “Newtec’s broadband technology has a proven track record of being highly reliable and efficient with well over 100.000 terminals deployed today. We are providing a solution that matches today’s and future needs of InSat’s ISPs by providing download speeds up to 22 Mbps on our MDM2200 broadband terminals”.

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