In what could be considered a 'world record' Newtec has demonstrated a 310 Mbps transport over a 36 Mhz transponder. Tests and validations were carried out using existing antennae and power infrastructure on Yahsat’s Y1A.

The resulting full duplex STM-1 (2 x 155 Mbps) has never before been achieved on a 36 Mhz transponder. Newtec will be making its next generation technology, capable of enabling these speeds, commercially available during 2012.

The link was established using Newtec's next generation satellite IP modulators and modems in combination with its bandwidth cancellation units (ZN871). The test used Clean Channel Technology, Bandwidth Cancellation and Wideband (all Newtec Technologies), of which the first two are available and on the market now.

As a result of the tests, which were completed under fully operational real-world conditions, Newtec proved to be ready to deliver future services based on these technologies.

Serge Van Herck, Newtec's CEO, commented: "It's nice to see that Newtec's roll-out of new technologies is going smoothly, breaking down boundaries and securing implementations in real-world scenarios. As a result we are talking to our business partners now who are able to bring in new business opportunities as a result of the capabilities Newtec has created for them."

Newtec’s technology is going to be run on Y1A. The commercial payload of Y1A comprises both C-band and Ku-band transponders and is equipped with a total of 9 antennae.

This is the second time in a few months that Yahsat will be working with Newtec. The leading UAE-based satellite operator previously selected Newtec technology for its upcoming YahCarrier service, a Ka band based IP trunking service.

“We are very impressed by the way Newtec continues to push the technological frontiers, breaking records for satellite throughput. By increasing the amount of data that can be transferred per transponder Newtec is effectively increasing the amount of business we can do and helping us to provide the optimum service for our customers too,” said Tareq Abdel Raheem Al Hosani, Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat.