Hellas Sat To Fill Broadband Gaps In Greece Using Newtec’s Sat3play

Hellas Sat To Fill Broadband Gaps In Greece Using Newtec’s Sat3play

Greek consumers to benefit from low cost easy to install satellite broadband

Newtec, a world-leading innovator in the satellite and communications industry, today announced a deal with Greek-Cypriot satellite operator Hellas Sat, to deploy its 2-Way Satellite Multimedia Broadband System, Sat3Play, to residential users throughout Greece and all remote islands, much in lack of terrestrial DSL.

The new service from Hellas Sat will be provided via Ku-band capacity on the Hellas-Sat 2 satellite, positioned at 39 degrees East. It is set to dramatically improve the availability of broadband services in Greece, where only 19 percent of people currently have access to fast terrestrial broadband services. Sat3Play’s advanced modulation scheme and easy to install patent pending “Point&Play” capability make it an extremely cost effective system for both the operator and the end user.

Hellas Sat CEO, Christodoulos Protopapas said, “Hellas Sat understands the importance of broadband connectivity as the only method available today that is capable of establishing cheap internet connectivity anywhere in Greece. Hellas Sat is continuing to enhance the existing satellite broadband services by awarding Newtec the contract for a Sat3Play hub and terminals and continuing to bridge the broadband gap for home users located in rural areas and islands”.

Newtec CEO, Serge Van Herck said “Hellas Sat’s selection of Sat3Play as its technology of choice for the implementation of its Satellite Broadband Services across Greece, demonstrates that our technology is recognised as the optimum solution available for consumer satellite broadband. Sat3Play’s small size, low cost and easy installation makes it consumer friendly – a quality that is very attractive to an operator such as Hellas SAT.”

This latest deal with Hellas Sat comes just three months after Newtec was awarded the Frost and Sullivan European Innovation award for Sat3Play, recognising the company’s extensive work in combining industry standards to create an industry leading product.

Sat3Play is part of a broad portfolio of Newtec products for which it has built up a strong reputation for exceptional customer service and product quality. Its range includes high-speed DVB and DVB S2 modulators, Next Generation DVB RCS-based IP Broadband Access Networks, digital TV and radio distribution networks and IP Software.