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Newtec Injects Enhanced Capabilities To Sniperhill's Network Serving Nato And Us Troops

Wednesday, October 16, 2013   (0 Comments)
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New high speed VSAT network providing the highest possible transmission throughput and efficiency for a Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) network service

SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 15 October 2013.  Satellite communications specialist Newtec and US commercial Internet service provider SniperHill have deployed new satellite technology to provide increased throughput and service availability for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) networks on US and NATO bases in Afghanistan.

The solution is enabling SniperHill, which is part of the DHI Telecom Group, to manage capacity and deliver increased throughput with dynamic allocation, shaping and prioritization to multiple sites across a hybrid network of terrestrial optical fiber, wireless, satellite and microwave.

"From early on we found the harsh operating environments in Afghanistan and Iraq were not suitable for standard enterprise solutions. Bringing in Newtec has lowered our OPEX and enabled us to manage bandwidth at more efficient levels, whilst providing an even more robust service,” said Wallace Davis, President of SniperHill. 

The Newtec EL501 Hub has been installed at SniperHill’s partner teleport facility in Germany operated by the CETel Group. From its location there, it enables high throughput networks over satellite to operate at several locations across the Middle East for MWR programs including Internet WiFi access for deployed US and NATO troops, contractors and personnel at FOrward Bases (FOB), camps and airfields. 

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