Thursday, June 10th, 2010
On 2 June 2010, Pactel International successfully completed installation of the new DVB-S2 ACM system hub in Hawaii. This upgrade enabled Pactel International to extend their Internet, Voice and GSM services into the Asia-Pacific, Australia and Indonesia under C-Band, due to a growing demand in those regions.

The new DVB-S2 ACM platform runs on Apstar-6 satellite. It is based on the state-of-the-art Newtec Elevation technology, designed for the transmission and reception of IP streams over satellite at rates of up to 133 Mbit/s in full compliance with the DVB-S2 standards. The platform connects directly to Pactel’s redundant backbone in Hawaii via Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces and is itself in a fully redundant configuration. It can now provide both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint satellite links.

“Pactel International has built a strong reputation in the Asia-Pacific region for providing expertise and quality for its customers,” said Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec. “We are proud to have supplied technology that plays such an important role in Pactel’s latest high speed satellite transmission platform“.

The upgrade allowed Pactel International to supply a continued quality of service to their customers by extending the existing services further to the Asia-Pacific, Australia and Indonesia on a more reliable, cost-effective platform. It also presented an opportunity for Pactel International to reach new markets in those regions, such as local telecommunications carriers, corporate networks and Mining, Oil and Gas industries.

Steffen Holzt, Executive Director of Pactel International said ‘We are pleased to establish a new platform, which will advance our abilities to deliver vital telecommunications services to our customers. We appreciate the trust our customers have in Pactel International and will continue to develop new products and solutions to strengthen our relationships further.’

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Pactel International

Pactel International is a privately held Australian Satellite Communications company with its directors having more than 25 years of experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry.

Pactel International focuses on satellite telecommunications and broadcast services within the Asia-Pacific Region. The Company implements fully customized solutions to match their customers’ specific telecommunications needs; from point to point links through to fully managed networks — all receive the highest quality service at extremely competitive rates.

In 2007 Pactel International acquired Pacific IP Services – a major player in the IP bandwidth market, to further extend coverage into the Pacific Islands.

Pactel International is committed to the highest level of customer service. With the head office in Sydney, Australia, and regional offices in the Pacific Islands, Pactel International offers support to all of their customers who live and work in similar time zones. Pactel International works closely with their customers and adopts a hands-on approach during the design, implementation, and delivery of all solutions.
Katia Gryadunova
P: 0414422371


Newtec is a global market leader in Satellite Communications, offering highly reliable products and solutions including DVB-S2 modulators and modems, Digital TV & Radio Distribution and Exchange networks, IP Broadband Access Networks as well as software solutions for the optimization of Internet traffic to customers worldwide.

With its ambitious policy of re-investment in R&D, Newtec is recognized as a forerunner in several innovative satellite communication technologies, which have been published as industry standards (DVB, DVB-S2, DVB RCS and iSatTV Cenelec pr EN50478).

Established in 1985, and headquartered in Belgium, the company has regional offices located in Stamford (US), Singapore (Singapore), Beijing (China), Dubai (UAE) and São Paulo (Brazil). Newtec’s Tellitec® IP software products for Internet traffic optimization and data communication are engineered in Newtec’s research and development facilities in Berlin (Germany). Newtec's subsidiary TurboConcept in Brest (France), develops Intellectual Property Cores for turbo and LDPC building blocks.

More details about Newtec’s product family Elevation are available at
Kerstin Roost
P: +49.30.43095-562


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