Gilat Satcom, an Israeli-based communication provider offering satellite and fibre-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, has deployed Newtec technology to fully optimise its satellite links for backhauling in Africa on Measat’s Africasat 1, 46° East. 

The operator upgraded its existing IP trunking network from DVB-S2 CCM/VCM operation to an adaptive ACM environment seamlessly integrating Newtec’s FlexACM® technology. For Gilat Satcom and its customers this technology ensures a more robust link at the highest availability and the most efficient use of the bandwidth.

“Gilat Satcom is committed to providing its customers with the latest technology at affordable prices,” said Ofer Doron, the company’s VP of Engineering and Operations. “Deploying Newtec’s FlexACM technology enables us to maximise the throughput of the existing satellite link at all times whilst keeping a robust service in all conditions.”

This proven solution provides the highest throughput in a given leased space capacity to get the most out of this limited resource but is still flexible in matching any possible business model.

“Newtec’s technology, which is being used in this project, boosts the data throughput in Gilat Satcom’s networks,” said Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec. “We are continuously helping our customers to optimise their IP Trunking and IP Backbone network services over satellite and have therefore been able to demonstrate an impressive track record of installations worldwide in Ku, Ka, and C-band on both geostationary and inclined orbit satellites. We are proud that Gilat Satcom continues to trust Newtec to help them further optimize their transmission services towards their customers.”

Newtec’s FlexACM solution combines a range of different technologies. These include the company’s Cross-Layer-Optimization™ and Clean Channel Technology™ (CCT). Through Cross-Layer-Optimization the satellite modulation equipment is in continuous interaction with Newtec’s acceleration, compression, bandwidth management and IP shaping technology. As soon as the satellite link condition changes the link is automatically optimised using Quality-of-Service (QoS) and traffic priority settings. All of this is done without losing any data or connectivity.