Newtec Demonstrates 310 Mbps Over A 36 Mhz Yahsat Transponder

Lincoln, Uk, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 10, 2012 -- In what could be considered a 'world record' Newtec has demonstrated 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 resulting full duplex STM-1 (2 x 155 Mbps) has 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.

As a result of the tests, which were completed under fully operational real-world conditions, Newtec proved to be ready to deliver future services based on these technologies.

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, Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat.

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Combining the forward and return transmissions in the same satellite bandwidth extra capacity can be made available

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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.

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