Newtec Marks Ten Years Of Business In Asia With Apscc Membership

Technology innovator joins elite of the satellite industry in Asia's foremost satellite association and expands business in region

Seoul, Korea and Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, (PresseBox) - Newtec has marked ten years in Asia by today announcing that it has joined the Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) as a member.

APSCC is a non-profit international organization representing all sectors of satellite and space related industries, including private companies, government ministries and agencies, and academic and research entities. The overall objective of APSCC is to promote communications and broadcasting via satellite as well as outer space activities in the Asia-Pacific, for the socio-economic and cultural development of the region.

Yutaka Nagai, President of APSCC said: "APSCC is delighted to welcome Newtec into the organisation. Newtec is a progressive, exciting, innovative company and technology leader in the satellite industry. We look forward to their contribution to APSCC activities".

After a decade of activity in the Asian region, Newtec has built up a considerable reseller base and impressive reputation for its products and services. The company is now ready to become more firmly established in the region.

Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec commented: "This was the right time for Newtec to join APSCC. We have built a firm foundation in the Far East and we now want to build upon this to strengthen our presence in the region. Newtec's involvement with APSCC will enable us to build new relationships and gain further knowledge of the satellite and space industry in the region. We are proud to be members of such an organisation".

APSCC links its members together to exchange views on satellite-related policies, technologies, systems, and services in the region. Members include satellite manufacturers, launch service providers, satellite service providers and satellite risk management companies, telecom carriers, and broadcasters from Asia, Europe and North America.

Newtec has recently augmented and re-organised its team in Asia and has offices in Singapore and Beijing in order to direct more focus towards its products and solutions in the region. Recently appointed Vice President Sales for Asia, Anver Anderson, is optimistic about the prospects the region holds for the company: "We have established an excellent team here in Asia. The support team is already in the process of expanding, which will serve to further improve our local capabilities. We have managed to increase our sales base and customer support in the region as part of our long term growth strategy for Asia".

Newtec's Asia-based team will focus on the region's satellite operators, service providers and sales partners.

"The region isn't without its challenges," says Anderson, "but we have a strong team for 2011 that is dedicated to our customers and we have already begun to see some steady progress and success as we begin our 10th year in Asia. Our membership of the ASPCC will help us to maximise our efforts throughout the region."

About APSCC

Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC, www.apscc.or.kr) is a non-profit, international organization representing all sectors of satellite and space-related industries. The aim of the organization is to exchange views and ideas on satellite technologies, systems, policies and outer space activities in general along with satellite communications including broadcasting for the betterment of the Asia-Pacific region.

Conferences, forums, workshops, and exhibitions are organized through regional coordination with its members in order to promote new services and businesses via satellite as well as outer space activities. APSCC membership is open to any government body, public or private organization, association, or corporation that is involved in satellite services, risk management or associate fields such as data-casting, informatics, multi-media, telecommunications and other outer-space related activities with interests in the Asia-Pacific region.

Newtec Communications GmbH

Newtec (www.newtec.eu) is a global industry leader, shaping the future of satellite communications. Offering state-of-the-art products and scalable, integrated solutions for broadcast, broadband access and backbone and trunking applications, Newtec helps customers achieve greater efficiency, increase performance and expand market reach.

With its passionate commitment to R&D and its strong relationship with the European Space Agency (ESA), Newtec remains in the forefront of technological development, continuing the pioneering contributions that have led to industry standards including DVB, DVB-S2, DVB RCS and iSatTV Cenelec pr EN50478.

Newtec's worldwide customer base includes the industry's most prestigious broadcasters, satellite operators, telcos, systems houses and broadcasting unions. Established in 1985 and headquartered in Belgium, Newtec has regional offices as well as additional R&D centres located in Stamford, Conn. (U.S.), Singapore (Singapore), Beijing (China), Dubai (UAE), São Paulo (Brazil), Berlin (Germany) and France.

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