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TelecomsTalk | July 11, 2020

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Newtec Clean Channel Technology™ Receives Authorisation for Communications over Intelsat Satellites


Satellite specialist Newtec has received authorisation from Intelsat, S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, for use of its Clean Channel Technology™ (CCT) on Intelsat satellites.

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CCT is Newtec’s first step toward extending the current DVB-S2 digital signal transmission standard. The technology further improves satellite transmission efficiency by up to 15 per cent compared to the current DVB-S2 standard for IP trunking, backhauling, government networks and broadcast contribution. This data is based on live tests conducted in Newtec’s laboratories and Intelsat’s teleport in Fuchsstadt, Germany. Newtec’s customers will be able to utilise CCT, as it is available as a software field upgrade for existing Newtec equipment.

During the test at Intelsat’s Fuchsstadt teleport, Newtec demonstrated 485 Mbps throughput over a 72 MHz C-band transponder on an Intelsat satellite, or nearly seven bits per hertz. The transmission used CCT and Newtec Bandwidth Cancellation technology alongside a Newtec Wideband modem.

”We plan to implement the proper software upgrades to our Newtec-based IntelsatONE managed services platforms to allow our customers to leverage Newtec’s Clean Channel Technology,” said Steve Good, Intelsat’s Vice President of Network Services Product Management. “In particular, customers that use this technology with a 72 MHz transponder can achieve attractive price-per-Mbps rates for trunking and fibre restoral purposes.”

Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec, said, “We are quite proud having received Intelsat’s authorisation for rolling out our Clean Channel Technology on their satellite fleet. We are convinced that our current technologies, combined with our soon-to-be released Wideband technology, will benefit our customers in the years to come, both technically and financially.”