NIGCOMSAT picks Newtec to expand its enterprise, government and consumer broadband services in Nigeria.




Newtec, a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of equipment for satellite communications, has announced that its technology will be used by satellite operator NIGCOMSAT as it expands its enterprise, government and consumer Ka-band broadband services in Nigeria.

Following on from its continued success with Newtec’s VSAT platform Newtec Dialog, NIGCOMSAT – which was founded in 2006 by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Communication Technology – will now deploy a second hub and thousands of Newtec’s MDM2210 IP Satellite Modems and MDM2510 IP Satellite Modems.

(TOP: The NIGCOMSAT headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria).

“The ability to run multiple services over Newtec Dialog, was a key advantage for us when selecting our technology partner for this expansion as it means we can install a variety of modems and select the best one depending on the application being addressed – and all via a single platform,” said Abimbola Alale, Managing Director and Chief Executive of NIGCOMSAT. “Along with the optimal efficiency achieved via Newtec’s in-built technologies, this will allow us to quickly and cost-effectively expand our portfolio to meet the rising demand we are currently seeing across Nigeria.”

Newtec’s long-term certified business partner, Content Oasis Ltd., will be a system integrator, maintaining the Newtec Dialog platform and the modems installed for NIGCOMSAT.

As a multiservice VSAT platform, Newtec Dialog enables operators to build and adapt satellite networking infrastructures according to specific needs. With Newtec’s modems, a choice of three return technologies is provided, including MF-TDMA, SCPC and Newtec’s unique, dynamic Mx DMA which combines the best qualities of both to provide dynamic bandwidth allocation with the highest level of efficiency.

“As NIGCOMSAT looks to expand its offering, Newtec Dialog offers a perfect fit for this, allowing NIGCOMSAT to seamlessly move into new markets,” said Thomas Van den Driessche, CEO at Newtec. “We are pleased to be able to expand our long-term partnership with NIGCOMSAT at what promises to be an exciting time for the company and have every confidence that our technology will meet the needs of both the company and its customers.”

Newtec is a European company headquartered in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Through additional commercial offices in Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 100 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.

Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) was incorporated on April 4, 2006 as a company under the Federal Ministry of Communication to manage and exploit the commercial viability of the Nigerian Communication Satellite, NigComSat for the social economic benefit of the nation. It is charged with the management and operation of the first geostationary communications satellite in sub-Sahara Africa.

NIGCOMSAT aims to provide its customers with unsurpassed quality of service. By combining expertise, it provides, deploys and implements turnkey solutions ranging from Internet infrastructure, Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), satellite communications, Direct-to-home (DTH) services and wireless communications. NigComSat-1R satellite beam covers Nigeria, a huge part of Africa, some parts of Asia and Europe. NIGCOMSAT also provides a wide array of products to end-users, while building and servicing networks bench-marked against internationally recognized best practice technologies.

Content Oasis is a network and Internet service provider in Nigeria. Established in 2007 and headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria, the firm has grown into one of Nigeria’s premier network and Internet service providers. Ever since 2007, Content Oasis has been developing our Internet service options and our client base is far reaching. Content Oasis provides services for: all types of corporations; educational institutions; SMEs; diplomatic missions; NGOs and home users.

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