New Skies Satellites, the global satellite operator, and Newtec, technology provider and systems integrator in association with Alcatel Bell Space are combining their expertise and resources in the development of a new two way service offering.
Through the use of New Skies state-of-the-art satellite, NSS-6 and Newtec's innovative 2Way broadband IP access technology, the companies will define, develop, implement and pilot a premium internet access and corporate services product aimed at small/medium enterprises (SMEs) in Asia and the Middle East.
The service, branded IPsys Broadband, offers two way Internet Access for remote corporate sites and will be retailed through ISPs and satellite service providers specialised in the corporate market. The network will support services typically demanded by corporate users, such as virtual private networks (VPNs) suitable for intranet and extranets.
In addition, New Skies and Newtec will develop, with their regional partners, additional applications of value to corporate users to run on top of the basic service offering. The companies will co-operate to develop markets for the open-standard DVB-RCS technology and anticipate that a 'shared hub' approach will help stimulate early adoption of this technology in the fast-growing regional broadband market.