Newtec Leading The Dvb-S2 Revolution In Russia

RSCC and Gascom see significant satellite performance and efficiency increases with Newtec’s DVB-S2 technology

(PresseBox) ( St-Niklaas, )
Newtec, a world-leading innovator in the satellite and communications industry, has today announced that satellite transmission tests using Newtec Azimuth equipment and carried out with Russian operators, RSCC and Gascom, have demonstrated performance and bandwidth efficiency set to rival that of even the most advanced international satellites.

The tests, carried out on the RSCC Express-AM33 satellite in April 2008, demonstrated that with Newtec's DVB-S2 implementation the satellites performed at an efficiency level not yet seen in any Russian satellites currently in operation. Gascom saw a performance and bandwidth efficiency increase of 42 percent, with no performance degradation on a crowded transponder. RSCC tests on full saturated transponder even achieved bandwidth efficiency increase of up to 58.7 percent, (32APSK 9/10 with 2 dB margin) as well as improved ACM, allowing for optimised transmission parameters for users.

Natalia Nikolaeva, RSCC Deputy Director General, said: "We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this latest Newtec DVB-S2 test campaign in Russia. We are confident that the widespread introduction of DVB-S2 will significantly increase profitability of projects on our satellites, as well as allowing the transmission of much greater volumes of data on our transponders".

General Director of Gascom Dmitry Sevastyanov: «The fact that the new innovative technology has been successfully tested on "Yamal" satellites currently in operation is of principal importance, especially taking into account that these satellites are loaded for more than 90% with commercial traffic. We have proved it to ourselves and to our users that during the time left until the launch of the new "Yamal" generation the existing satellite capacity can be used yet more efficiently».

Svetlana Almakaeva, regional representative of Newtec in Russia and CIS, said: "The results of these tests have confirmed without doubt that the most technologically advanced equipment can be successfully used on the Russian satellites. Therefore the solution to the lack of satellite capacity, and consequently higher profitability of satellite projects, lies in the hands of the network operators when choosing the most effective solutions for their networks. Newtec prides itself on being an innovative and forward looking company and this is no better demonstrated than in our unwavering support for DVB-S2. Relying on its broad international experience, Newtec is always ready to provide necessary support in this process to its Russian clients and partners." concluded Almakaeva.

The Russian Satellite Communication Company (RSCC) is the Russian state satellite operator with global coverage. RSCC was founded in 1967 and belongs to the ten largest world satellite operators in terms of satellites and orbital slots. The company possesses the largest satellite constellation in Russia located in the geostationary orbital arc from 14° West to 140° East and cover the whole territory of Russia, CIS, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific region, North and South America, and Australia. The company includes six Satellite Communications Centers (SCC): Dubna, Bear Lakes, Vladimir, Skolkovo, Zheleznogorsk, Khabarovsk and the Shabolovka Technical Center in Moscow as well as its own high-speed optical-fiber digital network. As the national satellite operator RSCC meets the important state tasks on providing mobile presidential and governmental communications, federal TV & Radio signal transmission over the territory of Russia and the most countries of the world. The company pays serious attention to implementing national projects. RSCC closely interacts with the Russian state authorities in the field of informational and telecommunications and broadcast systems development. RSCC provides a full range of communications and broadcasting services using its own terrestrial engineering facilities and satellite constellation including up-to-date spacecraft of Express-AM, Express-A, Bonum-1, Ekran-M series and a part of the French W4 satellite capacity. The company's satellites offer wide opportunities to establish TV & Radio broadcasting inclusive DTH, IPTV, MPEG-4 services, broadband Internet access, data transmission, videoconferencing, VSAT network deployment, departmental and corporative communications networks worldwide. The company has its own satellite TT&C system. At present, RSCC controls and monitors the Eutelsat, ABS, Intelsat satellites using its engineering facilities.

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