NewSat Ltd has purchased iDirect’s Evolution satellite hub as part of its investment in upgrading networks in anticipation for the company’s Jabiru Satellite Program. The first Ka band satellite, the Jabiru 1, is already slated for a 2014 launch.
Aside from the satellite hub, NewSat is also upgrading to the SatManage 5.2 network management software that will enable improved troubleshooting, network management, and overall service quality. The iDirect infrastructure will also streamline and integrate the company’s service portfolio.
NewSat is looking to deliver 7.6 GHz of Ka-band capacity across Australia, South East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. iDirect’s Evolution platform is the ideal solution for the Melbourne-based company as it supports several frequency bands, market requirements, and satellite architecture. NewSat Ltd is looking to strengthen its tailored voice, video, and data communications services, along with VSAT solutions like cellular backhaul and internet from satellite.
Ka band satellites are the next logical step for the satellite communications market. Providing greater capacity to support a range of communications solutions, the Ka band technology can deliver high-throughput capacity to military personnel requiring reliable and secure networks especially in volatile regions.
Unlike terrestrial networks which are prone to damages in conflicts, satellite communications solutions can be delivered anywhere, providing remote connectivity that works now only for military operations, but also business-related endeavors by industries with remote sites like mining.
NewSat Ltd is banking on its Jabiru Satellite Program to help meet the growing demand for satellite capacity. Its next generation ka band satellites will become Australia’s first independently owned commercial satellites covering the Middle East, parts of Asia, and Africa where demand for the technology has been growing over recent years.
24 – 25 October 2012
Oshwal Centre, Westlands Nairobi
Australia’s leading satellite communications company will be attending the AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 2012 in Kenya to discuss with experts, businesses and consumers the crucial role satellite communications plays in assisting information-based services.
NewSat Ltd’s Regional Head, Steve Rich, will be at the event to discuss the Jabiru Satellite Program. Over the last few years, demand for satellite capacity not only in East Africa, but across the continent has increased. Just last month the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation or CTO reported that satellite communications now have a crucial role in providing broadband access across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Since the technology is heavily sought after in the region, NewSat aims to take part in the emerging information-based economies of Africa. The Jabiru-1 satellite - the first in the program’s fleet - is already under construction and is slated for a 2014 launch. Those interested in discussing the project with Mr. Steve Rich can send an email to email@example.com or call +61 3 9674 4688.
Once operational, the bird will deliver new capacity through the Ka band spectrum which presented a number of advantages over the present C and Ku bands. Some of these advantages include more flexible payloads for changing consumer demands, more efficient support of bandwidth applications, and a range of regional, multi-spot and steerable beams. The rest of the Ka band satellite fleet will also help in decongesting the already saturated Ku- and C-band.
About the AIETC Summit
This year’s summit will run based on the theme, Smart cities > smart societies > smart enterprises, focusing on strengthening Kenya and East Africa’s present B2B services by getting more consumers engaged in mobile applications. The regions’ emerging information-based economy makes the summit the perfect platform to discuss the robust market growth, and to also network with other businesses as well as consumers. The two-day event will be focusing on three technologies in particular: cloud, security, and mobile. Some of the programme highlights include seminars on the role of VSAT technology in broadband provision, the use of business analytics in Kenya, data security training workshops, and seminars on mobile security considerations.
NewSat is the leading independent satellite communications company in Australia. With two-world class and military accredited teleport facilities in Perth and Teleport uplinking to 12 satellites, NewSat has the capability to supply fast, reliable, and secure satellite communications solutions that can be optimized to meet various remote connectivity needs.
NewSat has established relations with various industries relying on powerful offshore and onshore communications for their business operations in remote sites like the mining, oil and gas, and construction sector. Our services also deliver highly-secure communications infrastructure to US military and government personnel in the Middle East for their mission critical communications. But NewSat is also soaring ahead to the future.
Our Jabiru Satellite Program will launch powerful Ka band satellites into orbit and provide raw capacity, greater payload flexibility, and high-bandwidth capacity to meet the demands in regions such as North Africa, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. Jabiru 1, the first bird slated for a 2014 launch, is expected to decongest the C- and Ku-band spectrums with its higher bandwidth and speeds, coupled with more powerful transponders, and a range of multi-spot, regional and steerable beams, cost effectively and efficiently.
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NewSat constantly strives to deliver the best satellite communications solutions to its customers. That’s the reason why it has focused a lot of attention on the Jabiru Satellite Program. Looking to the future, seeing the crowded skies, and the challenges, NewSat has turned its efforts on launching Australia’s first commercial satellite. The Jabiru-1, slated for a 2014 launch, isn’t just under construction to put Australia on the space quest map. It is primarily designed for the customers of today and of the future. The satellite has been equipped with greater payload flexibility and support, extending NewSat’s coverage across the globe to service high-demand regions.
The Jabiru 1 will strengthen the core services of company. From mobile backhaul technology to internet by satellite; from contented services to terrestrial backhaul - NewSat Australia aims to connect people across the globe effectively, efficiently, and reliably through satellite. Now, even the remotest regions can access the Internet, and rural communities can finally enjoy high-speed communications network comparable to urban locations.
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Australia’s leading satellite communications specialist, NewSat Ltd (ASX:NWT), is pleased to announce the company’s year end results for the financial year ending June 30 2012. To date this is the best performance from NewSat and the company’s CFO, Adam Shapiro, was pleased to discuss the Year End Results in detail, including an outlook for shareholders.
The company has continued to win new business contracts, including a prized deal to provide offshore and onshore communications to Chevron’s Wheatstone Project, the largest LNG development in Western Australia. The agreement is in partnership with BAE systems and will see the world class Perth teleport facility providing enterprise-grade satellite communications to the resource project.
NewSat’s Jabiru-1 satellite, presently under construction with Lockheed Martin, is within schedule for its 2014 launch. After successfully completing the Preliminary Design Review, the Ka-band satellite project also secured funding from the Ex-Im Bank.
NewSat’s Founder and CEO, Adrian Ballintine had this to say about the company’s FY2012 Year End Results:
The NewSat business is in a strong position. We have a profitable and award winning core teleport business which generates growing Monthly Recurring Revenues and kick-started the 2013 financial year with the largest ever single contract for the Wheatstone Project. Demand for satellite communications continues its resilient global growth. Our enterprise and government customers are increasingly demanding faster speeds, higher quality and secure communications to support their mission critical business activities. NewSat’s first satellite, Jabiru-‐1, is expected to generate more than US$3billion over the 15year life of the satellite at 70% utilisation, creating a step change in earnings and EBITDA margins.