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Gilat Satcom’s Customers Across Africa Benefit from Newtec’s Performance Enhancing Technology

(TEL-AVIV, Israel and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 23 May 2012) --  Gilat Satcom, an Israeli-based communication provider offering satellite and fibre-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, has deployed Newtec technology to fully optimise its satellite links for backhauling in Africa on Measat’s Africasat 1, 46° East.

Gilat Satcom upgraded their existing IP trunking network from DVB-S2 CCM/VCM operation to an adaptive ACM environment seamlessly integrating Newtec’s FlexACM® technology ( For Gilat Satcom and its customers this technology ensures a more robust link at the highest availability and the most efficient use of the bandwidth.

"Gilat Satcom is committed to providing its customers with the latest technology at affordable prices,” said Ofer Doron, VP of Engineering and Operations of Gilat Satcom. "Deploying Newtec’s FlexACM technology enables us to maximise the throughput of the existing satellite link at all times whilst keeping a robust service in all conditions.”

This proven solution provides the highest throughput in a given leased space capacity to get the most out of this limited resource but being still flexible in matching any possible business model.

"Newtec’s technology, which is being used in this project, boosts the data throughput in Gilat Satcom’s networks,” said Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec. "We are continuously helping our customers to optimise their IP Trunking and IP Backbone network services over satellite and have therefore been able to demonstrate an impressive track record of installations worldwide in Ku-, Ka-, C-band on both geostationary and inclined orbit satellites. We are proud that Gilat Satcom continues to trust Newtec to help them further optimize their transmission services towards their customers.”

Newtec’s FlexACM solution implemented by Gilat Satcom combines a range of different technologies. These include Newtec’s Cross-Layer-Optimization™ ( and Clean Channel Technology™ (CCT,

Through Cross-Layer-Optimization the satellite modulation equipment is in continuous interaction with Newtec’s acceleration, compression, bandwidth management and IP shaping technology. As soon as the satellite link condition changes the link is automatically optimised using Quality-of-Service (QoS) and traffic priority settings. All of this is done without losing any data or connectivity. Cross-Layer-Optimization is unique on the market as it is shaping both the IP and the RF part of the network.

Clean Channel Technology further improves satellite efficiency by up to 15 % compared to the current DVB-S2 standard for IP trunking, backhauling and government networks but also broadcast contribution.

About Newtec
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.

About Gilat Satcom
Gilat Satcom ( is a communication solutions provider offering satellite and fiber-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. With successful deployments in over 50 countries, Gilat Satcom delivers high-quality, cost-effective and efficient communication solutions to telcos, ISPs, governments, enterprise customers and international organisations. Always attuned to our customers’ needs, we make space for everyone. For more information visit our website

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