November 12, 2019

ARABSAT 6A and ST Engineering’s Newtec Dialog® to Transform Sudasat’s Broadband Internet Connectivity

From Arabsat

Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA, 12 November, 2019 – Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT) has today announced the signing of a contract between leading satellite service provider, Arabsat, Sudan-based VSAT service provider, Sudasat and global leader in IP-based satellite communications, ST Engineering iDirect. The agreement will see the installation of a Newtec Dialog® hub that will provide Internet services across Sudan on the Arabsat 6A Ka-band satellite, which was launched by a Falcon Heavy earlier this year and is dedicated to connecting the Middle East and African regions.

The latest Newtec Dialog hub to be installed in Africa will enable Sudasat to enhance its broadband connectivity across the Sudanese territory, with the prospect of connecting many hundreds of remote sites. It will also offer Sudasat the possibility to take advantage of Newtec Dialog’s multiservice capabilities in the future, enabling it to grow into other market segments such as mobility, cellular backhaul and broadcasting.

“This new installation further reinforces our strong partnership with Arabsat, which has been established over many years,” said Thomas Van den Driessche, President of the Executive Strategic Board and Chief Commercial Officer at ST Engineering iDirect. “We are proud to continue our work together, enabling Sudasat to introduce high-speed connectivity to Sudan and bringing connectivity to businesses and individuals as never before. We would also like to thank both Arabsat and Sudasat for their cooperation and support in bringing this deal to fruition. Our Africa and Middle East teams also deserve recognition for their close collaboration and interaction.” Continue>