Telenor Satellite announces significant extension of its land-based Ku service on Newtec Dialog® platform in the Middle East.

Following successful expansion of its Ku-band Newtec Dialog® services for maritime customers in the Middle East, Telenor Satellite announces extension of the service to clients in the land-based sectors.

Telenor Satellite offers Newtec Dialog coverage ME

Norwegian satellite communications leader Telenor Satellite today announces that its THOR 10-02 Ku-band service on Newtec Dialog® platform from ST Engineering iDirect is being made available to land-based clients in the Middle East.

The company is a major supplier of premium connectivity via satellite to the broadcast, maritime and land-based vertical markets in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (EMEA). With the introduction of the award-winning Dialog platform, the company can offer its clients in the Middle East the increased speeds and bandwidths that were previously only available on its THOR 7 Ka-band services for the maritime & offshore energy customers.

Premium Dialog VSAT platform for the land-based energy sector

This is particularly important for the company’s land-based oil & gas clients whose sophisticated and technology driven operations demand the higher performance offered by the Dialog VSAT platform. The benefits to clients include a highly efficient, scalable and flexible service which comes with DVB-S2X performance, advanced waveforms, Mx-DMA® shared bandwidth return channel technology, and more sophisticated QoS and QoE features.

Newtec Dialog VSAT platform now available for Telenor Satellite's land-based energy segment

Caption: Clients in the Middle East land-based Oil & Gas sector will benefit from Telenor Satellite’s high-performance connectivity, previously available only to the offshore energy segment.

Chris Insall, Head of Maritime Market Development at ST Engineering iDirect, said: “Telenor Satellite is extending to the Middle East a VSAT platform that can address multiple markets by optimising the usage of infrastructure and satellite capacity. With the Dialog platform, Telenor Satellite can select the best transmission technology for its needs, harnessing the industry’s most efficient, dynamic return technology to share satellite capacity more efficiently over a group of satellite terminals.”

Although the majority of Telenor Satellite’s Middle Eastern clients require a fixed service, the company also supplies connectivity to offshore facilities and their support vessels requiring full mobility.

THOR 10-02 S2 - Anker Maritime Ku Newtec Dialog® Coverage map

Caption: Telenor Satellite further expands its Ku-band service on THOR 10-02  Spot 1 & Spot 2 to offer both maritime and land-based clients Newtec Dialog® VSAT platform in the Middle East.

Jan Hetland, Director of Data Services at Telenor Satellite, said: “We are pleased to be able to extend coverage of the Dialog VSAT platform into the Middle East as it will enable us to deliver a service of the highest quality to our clients working in the region whether they are land-based or maritime. The increased speed, bandwidth and flexibility of the new system ensures that our clients will receive the best possible performance from their satellite communications.”


Telenor Satellite Media Inquiries

Natalia Grøvan, Head of Marketing & Communications


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Jan Hetland, Director, Data Services