NIGCOMSAT closes deal to expand broadband services

NIGCOMSAT closes deal to expand broadband services

NIGCOMSAT closes deal to expand broadband services

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The Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd (NIGCOMSAT) says it has closed a deal with Newtec, an equipment maker for satellite communication, to expand its broadband offerings in Nigeria.

Following the deal, NIGCOMSAT, the government-owned satellite operator, will deploy a second hub and thousands of Newtec’s MDM2210 IP Satellite Modems and MDM2510 IP Satellite Modems to expands its enterprise, government and consumer Ka-band broadband services in Nigeria.

“The ability to run multiple services over Newtec Dialog, was a key advantage for us when selecting our technology partner for this expansion as it means we can install a variety of modems and select the best one depending on the application being addressed – and all via a single platform,” Abimbola Alale, Managing Director and Chief Executive of NIGCOMSAT says.

Managing Director of NIGCOMSAT, Ms Abimbola Alale
Managing Director of NIGCOMSAT, Ms Abimbola Alale

According to her, “along with the optimal efficiency achieved via Newtec’s in-built technologies, this will allow us to quickly and cost-effectively expand our portfolio to meet the rising demand we are currently seeing across Nigeria.”

The companies announced that Newtec’s long-term certified business partner, Content Oasis Ltd., will be a system integrator, maintaining the Newtec Dialog platform and the modems installed for NIGCOMSAT.

“As a multiservice VSAT platform, Newtec Dialog enables operators to build and adapt satellite networking infrastructures according to specific needs. With Newtec’s modems, a choice of three return technologies is provided, including MF-TDMA, SCPC and Newtec’s unique, dynamic Mx DMA which combines the best qualities of both to provide dynamic bandwidth allocation with the highest level of efficiency”, Newtec says.

“As NIGCOMSAT looks to expand its offering, Newtec Dialog offers a perfect fit for this, allowing NIGCOMSAT to seamlessly move into new markets,” Thomas Van den Driessche, CEO at Newtec says. “We are pleased to be able to expand our long-term partnership with NIGCOMSAT at what promises to be an exciting time for the company and have every confidence that our technology will meet the needs of both the company and its customers.”

NIGCOMSAT – which was founded in 2006 by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Communication Technology closed the second deal with Newtec “following on from its continued success with Newtec’s VSAT platform Newtec Dialog”

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