NewSat’s Regional Head Steve Rich explains and explores how Ka band satellite capacity is changing the African telecommunications sector, and supporting the emerging digital economies of the continent. Rich outlines the many advantages of the the new spectrum, which is considered as the next logical step after C and Ku band frequencies reach saturation.
Over the last two decades, demand for satellite capacity has surged as devices like smartphones and tablets, coupled by bandwidth-intensive mobile applications also increase. Ka band satellite technology enables operators and enterprise to take advantage of more powerful backhauling solutions, innovative networking services, and cost-effective network deployments.
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NewSat Founder and CEO Adrian Ballintine summarized the company’s 2012 performance this year in a year-end report featured in Sat Magazine. According to Mr Ballintine, 2012 has been a busy year for the Australian independent satellite communications company, citing record revenue growth, increase in its core teleport business services, and progress in its Jabiru Satellite Program. The company is already looking forward to its transition from a teleport operator to a global satellite operators.
In the year end review, Mr Ballintine highlighted four key points which summarized the company’s 2012 success. First, he shared the successful funding for the Jabiru 1, and the positive impact the project has been generating, especially with the rising demand for satellite capacity. The vessel is already slated for a launch on 2014 through Arianespace, while Astrium is supplying the hardware components for the bird currently being built by Lockheed Martin.
Next, Mr Ballintine shares the Jabiru 2 partnership with MEASAT is finalized. The project will deliver satellite capacity across Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, and Western Australia. NewSat already has rights to premium orbital slots that will enable the expansion of its coverage.
Third, NewSat Ltd’s teleport business is enjoying record monthly revenues, coupled by significant growth in the Middle East and Asia. Earlier this year, NewSat also reported securing over 300 new teleport contracts across the resource, maritime, construction, and government sectors. The company’s teleport facilities have also received a number of honors from the World Teleport Association for its world-class services and exceptional business results.
Lastly, Mr Ballintine attributed the revenue growth to its loyal global customers enjoying NewSat’s high-value of service. Teleport up-time rates were at a hundred percent during the course of the year and global industries continue to rely on the company’s cutting-edge technology offering flexible services that can be optimized to meet a client’s requirements. NewSat is now looking forward to building new customer-platform for its Jabiru Satellite Program.
At the end of the view, Mr Ballintine expressed his positive outlook for 2013, and cited the success this year to continue with the global satellite communications market staying robust, and the kickoff to the new financial year marker by a huge teleport contract for the Wheatstone Project in Western Australia. The upcoming Jabiru Satellite Program will also strengthen NewSat’s position in high growth markets.
Download the year-end report here
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 has always been focused on delivering reliable and effective satellite solutions which aim to improve business operations. Today, many businesses rely on the success of their operations in isolated locations. Mining, construction, even oil and gas, are sectors which are looking into satellite communications.
NewSat Ltd has the technology necessary for successful business operations in remote regions. Take for example, our Wireless Backhaul services. The rise of smartphones, laptops, and tablets have also seen an increased demand in data connection services. NewSat’s mobile backhaul services can deliver reliable wireless Internet services even in far-flung locations.
This means more communities can access the Internet, and thus businesses can focus on expanding to these regions knowing they can stay connected.
Read this case study on the Kimberley Region on how NewSat Ltd delivered internet by satellite.
Improve operation efficiency with NewSat’s reliable satellite solutions that are global in scope and individualized to meet your industry’s particular demands. Visit the site at www.newsat.com or give us a call at +61 3 9674 4644.
25-27 September 2012
COEX Convention Centre, Seoul, Korea
NewSat Ltd will be attending the 15th Annual Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council Conference and Exhibition. The event is one the largest gatherings of organizations, executives, industry leaders and key players of the satellite sector. Delegates from across the globe enjoy a platform to discuss the latest satellite technologies, emerging challenges to the industry, and create new business opportunities.
David Ball, NewSat’s CTO, will join a panel with other executives in a special discussion entitled, “Leading the Satellite Eveolution” highlighting the region’s leadership in the satellite industry, and looking at how regional and global operators are being impacted by the trends in Asia.
If you would like to meet David Ball and/or NewSat representative, David Cowie to discuss the company’s satellite capabilities, feel free to send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 3 9674 4688.