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Yahsat signs up Newtec

UAE-based satellite operator selects Newtec for delivery of service platforms

Yahsat is expanding its services.
Yahsat is expanding its services.

UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has selected Newtec for the delivery of service platforms and operating systems in support of the company’s planned extension across Brazil in 2017, as David Murphy, chief commercial officer at Yahsat, said during GITEX TECNOLOGY WEEK 2015.

Yahsat’s third satellite, Al Yah 3, is scheduled for service launch in early 2017, extending the company’s commercial Ka-band coverage to an additional 19 countries 600 million users across Brazil and Africa.

The contract caters for the supply of various types of Customer Premise Equipment (CPE). The turnkey solution provided by Newtec, in partnership with Tech Mahindra, is integrated with an Oracle platform, bringing Tier-1 capabilities to the OSS/BSS layer.

“We have taken another step forward towards the launch of our third satellite, Al Yah 3, which will expand our coverage and provide innovative and affordable satellite services across Brazil,” Murphy adds. “Our partnership with Newtec signifies the first time a satellite operator is set to integrate a fully-fledged OSS/BSS into the VSAT service platform for both wholesale and consumer segments.

“By doing so, we are pioneering our customer service delivery, ensuring the UAE remains at the forefront of the space and satellite industry,” he adds.