Rebecca Hawkes | 19-09-2013
A new high speed satellite broadband service is set for launch in Libya on 26 September through a combined initiative by Bentley Walker and Newtec, bringing with it the promise of mobile TV and other data-rich services.
The North African country will be served via a Newtec IP broadband Hub installed at Avanti's gateway at Makarios Teleport in Cyprus, providing what the companies claim will be reliable Internet connection across challenging geographical areas.
"We believe there is a lot of demand in Libya for satellite Internet and are very pleased to be working with our partners, Bentley Walker and Avanti, to deliver a new service offering for the region. Our VSAT terminals have been developed to keep cost down whilst maintaining maximum quality and ensuring the optimal link for each and every end user," said Serge Van Herck, CEO, Newtec.
The system will utilise Avanti's HYLAS 2 Ka-band capacity, with Newtec VSAT terminals based on the MDM2200 IP satellite modems, designed for consumers and commercial customers. The two-way terminals support a range of IP-based services such as internet access and voice over IP, in addition to multicast-based services.
Anthony Walker, CEO, Bentley Walker, said: "We are pleased to work with Newtec in delivering this new service. The Newtec Network Management System will provide our in-country distribution partners full access and control to the installed terminals, allowing our partners to provide on the spot after sales support in the local language."