Speedcast Sees Substantial Gains With Newtec MDM6000 Modem On Multicarrier Applications
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
HONG KONG and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 19 June 2013. Satellite communications specialist Newtec and leading Asia-based satellite service provider SpeedCast, today announced the results of an intensive trial of Newtec’s latest S2 Extensions and Clean Channel Technology™. In the trial results, SpeedCast reports the combination of the two technologies boosted performance and achieved substantial efficiency gains.
The technologies trialled are all incorporated in the Newtec MDM6000 Satellite Modem, which despite being able to handle up to 380 Mbps bi-directionally, can also operate at much lower rates as required for multicarrier applications.
Newtec’s long-term customer SpeedCast, is a leading global network and satellite communications service provider, offering high-quality managed networks services in over 50 countries throughout Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and Africa.
"We are always looking to add value for our customers – one way of achieving this is by adopting highly efficient technology to offer them the greatest value for money,” said Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO, SpeedCast. "We are very pleased with the gains demonstrated by Newtec, especially while also transmitting at lower rates of a few megabits/sec. We look forward to expanding the use of S2 Extensions to offer significantly improved performance and efficiency for our customers.”
Newtec has taken the lead and teamed up with other DVB members to define and develop the updates to the DVB-S2 standard, currently named S2 Extensions. When comparing the current DVB-S2 standard against the full implementation of S2 Extensions, efficiency gains of up to 37% can be achieved.
Commenting on the trial, Newtec’s CEO Serge Van Herck said, "We are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to show SpeedCast how effective our new technologies are and this not only for full transponder SCPC links. The S2 Extensions, which offer OPEX savings that can either boost profits or be passed on to the customer, also offer a very short ROI completion, and thus the new technology ensures excellent value.”