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Bentley Walker extends internet coverage into Libya

Newtec's Ka-band VSAT platform, IP modem used to expand service

Bentley Walker, a service provider for broadband satellite internet, is extending its service coverage toward Libya using Newtec’s Ka-band VSAT broadband platform and mainly deploying services using the MDM2200 IP Satellite Modem.

The new service is set to go live on September 26 and will provide reliable high-speed broadband internet access across Libya via a Newtec IP Broadband HUB (Sat3Play) installed at Avanti’s gateway at Makarios Teleport in Cyprus. The new service will make use of Avanti’s Hylas 2 Ka-band capacity, which was launched in August last year.

Complex geography and poor terrestrial infrastructure in Libya means satellite based broadband internet is quickly becoming a popular high-speed solution for the majority of the country, making Hylas 2 a promising opportunity.