Satellite communications company Newtec has been selected by HeliosNet to power its new B2B and B2C VSAT broadband services over Eastern Russia.
The new HeliosNet service will be offered using Russian Satellite Communication Company’s (RSCC) Express-AM5 satellite. Newtec will install a broadband system including its satellite broadband hub and terminals, with the aim of enabling reliable and easy-to-install low and high-speed B2C and B2B services.
The Newtec broadband hub will be installed in Irkutsk, Eastern Siberia region of Russia, and will upgrade HeliosNet’s current broadband infrastructure.
Alexey Sergeev (pictured), general director of HeliosNet, said: “We are delighted to partner with Newtec which has a proven track record in reliability and customer service. We selected Newtec’s VSAT technology for our new satellite broadband service after being impressed by the ease of use, the bandwidth efficiency and the price attractiveness of the end-user terminals. This means we can provide an attractive service pricing without jeopardising the quality.”
While the HeliosNet service will initially utilise Ku-band, the terminals can be easily upgraded later to operate in Ka-band by a simple change of Newtec’s interactive LNB and with no hardware adaptation to the satellite modem or the antenna.