Com & Com taps Newtec for enterprise VSAT in Myanmar

Staff writer
03 Jun 2016

Newtec has announced that its Newtec Dialog multiservice VSAT platform has been selected to facilitate the launch of C-band enterprise services in Myanmar for Com & Com, a joint venture between service provider Terabit and Newtec’s certified business partner OSB.

With network congestion in the Burmese cities and optical fiber backbones mostly restricted to the center of the country, satellite gives Com & Com a fast way to provide high-quality service connectivity in both cities and hard-to-reach areas in Myanmar.

“In Myanmar - where Internet and television penetration is very low - satellite communication is the most cost-effective and fastest way to bridge the digital divide,” said Com & Com’s managing director Theingi Lin.

Newtec will supply Com & Com with its 4IF Newtec Dialog Hub, supporting MF-TDMA as well as Mx-DMA return link technology, and hundreds of Newtec MDM2200 and MDM3100 satellite modems.

The C-band service will initially serve corporates, SMEs and banks. Com & Com will later expand the service to Ku-band and consumer broadband. The parties expect to provide several hundred more VSAT terminals within two years.

The Newtec deal is the latest of a series of Myanmar-related satellite announcements of at CommunicAsia2016. Earlier this week, Intelsat revealed a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement with Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC), while AsiaSat and Hughes Network Systems made separate announcements regarding deals with Myanmar’s KBZ Gateway Co.

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