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An uplifting installation for Newtec and Stellar

10 September 2011
An uplifting installation for Newtec and Stellar

Newtec has provided a solution to satellite service provider Stellar Group which enables a link for a camp of 40,000 in Afghanistan, writes Ian McMurray.

Newtec Elevation Hubs have been installed for the company’s three transponders covering the Afghanistan base. The Elevation Hubs combine modulation with IP and satellite bandwidth shaping and FlexACM technology to fully optimise the satellite link.

“The traffic requirements for a morale, welfare and recreation programme via satellite are massive,” said Christian Steffen, CEO of the Stellar Group. “We therefore needed a solution that would deliver the best possible value and efficiency. By implementing Newtec’s FlexACM technology we gained around 30 per cent bandwidth efficiency.”

Reliability is important for ensuring high morale in the camp, especially with the high speed link which has a 100 Mbps downlink and 20 Mbps uplink.

For the project Stellar booked three 33MHz transponders. The challenges, however, were many with the satellite in an inclined orbit, dust-fade in the atmosphere, and hostile conditions on the ground.

“The main challenge was to ensure the link was always available so that a connection with loved ones at home can be made at any time of day,” said Serge van Herck, CEO of Newtec. “With Newtec’s FlexACM, Stellar can switch between transponders making it flexible and guaranteeing a high-speed link at all times. It also fully optimises the bandwidth efficiency and performance available.”

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www.newtec.eu
Newtec has provided a solution to satellite service provider Stellar Group which enables a link for a camp of 40,000 in Afghanistan, writes Ian McMurray.

Newtec Elevation Hubs have been installed for the company’s three transponders covering the Afghanistan base. The Elevation Hubs combine modulation with IP and satellite bandwidth shaping and FlexACM technology to fully optimise the satellite link.

“The traffic requirements for a morale, welfare and recreation programme via satellite are massive,” said Christian Steffen, CEO of the Stellar Group. “We therefore needed a solution that would deliver the best possible value and efficiency. By implementing Newtec’s FlexACM technology we gained around 30 per cent bandwidth efficiency.”

Reliability is important for ensuring high morale in the camp, especially with the high speed link which has a 100 Mbps downlink and 20 Mbps uplink.

For the project Stellar booked three 33MHz transponders. The challenges, however, were many with the satellite in an inclined orbit, dust-fade in the atmosphere, and hostile conditions on the ground.

“The main challenge was to ensure the link was always available so that a connection with loved ones at home can be made at any time of day,” said Serge van Herck, CEO of Newtec. “With Newtec’s FlexACM, Stellar can switch between transponders making it flexible and guaranteeing a high-speed link at all times. It also fully optimises the bandwidth efficiency and performance available.”

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www.newtec.eu

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