Talia has purchased an additional Newtec Dialog platform to provide Ka-band HTS services to Afghanistan and Iraq. The additions will provide access to multiple transponders on Arabsat’s 5C Ka-band satellite, located at 20-degrees East.
Talia continues to operate high-quality VSAT and terrestrial services to the African and Middle Eastern regions. In these areas, Talia provides sales and support through local offices in Iraq and Afghanistan. The HTS Newtec Dialog platform uses small VSAT antennas to create a new lower price point for Internet access in the region. This new lower price point for hardware and services greatly enhances the ability to get people connected to the Internet – supporting Talia’s commitment to transform communities and economies as part of its corporate social responsibility programme.
Jack Buechler, Talia’s VP Business Development, said: “We are delighted with the performance, flexibility, manageability and reliability of the existing Newtec Dialog platform covering the whole of Africa. This new platform will service both broadband users utilising low-cost, self-install 75cm antennae, as well as enterprise and carrier-grade services at much higher bandwidths.”
The Newtec Dialog platform uses innovative setup guides so that customers can self-install the terminals with an app – either on Apple’s iPhone or Google’s Android devices. This ease of-access and reduced upfront cost will allow more users to take-up these new Ka-band HTS services.
“Talia is a longstanding partner of Newtec and has always been at the forefront of providing its customers with high-speed efficiency and reliability,” said Thomas Van den Driessche, Newtec’s CEO. “The purchase of this latest Newtec Dialog platform will see our cooperation move into a multitude of new services and we applaud Talia on its innovative market approach.”