Monthly Archives: May 2012


FAVNET MCC – As a follow-up to the announcement successful test by NewTec May 15 with a 310Mb payload on 36MHz transponder, service provider GILAT implemented the FlexACM CCT (Clean Channel Technology) by NewTec into their service platform thereby increasing effeciency and performance.

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

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

Newtec Breaks Ceiling; 2xOC3 on 36 MhZ Satellite Transponder

Newtec breaks speed record, delivering 310 Mbps over 36 MHz Yahsat transponder. Expect commercial availability this year. In what could be considered a ‘world record’ Newtec has demonstrated a 310 Mbps transport over a 36 Mhz transponder. Tests and validations were carried out using existing antennae and power infrastructure on Yahsat’s Y1A. The resulting full duplex STM-1 (2 x 155 Mbps) has never before been achieved on a 36 Mhz transponder. Newtec will be making its next generation technology, capable of enabling these speeds, commercially available during 2012.The link was established using Newtec’s next generation satellite IP modulators and modems in combination with its bandwidth cancellation units (ZN871). The testused Clean Channel Technology™, Bandwidth Cancellation and Wideband (all Newtec Technologies), of which the first two are available and on the market now.Re Blogged from an online article posted on Linked-In by the WTA (World Teleport Association) group. FAVNET does not endorse Newtec by posting this, but expresses this as valuable industry breakthrough technology news.  Kudos to Newtec and their engineering team for breaking the glass ceiling.Michael Creamer – Principal Engineer /Founder FAVNET LLC