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RuSat Selects Newtec To Offer B2C And B2B VSAT Broadband Service

Service will enable high speed and competitive broadband connectivity all over Russia using the Yamal-402 satellite

MOSCOW, Russia, and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 28 January 2013 RuSat, a satellite service provider for enterprise customers, Internet service providers, and government agencies in Russia, is launching a new satellite broadband service using Newtec's latest VSAT hub and end-user terminal technology.

The service will be offered over the Yamal-402 satellite that was launched on December 8 2012. Until now the only VSAT services available in Russia were expensive and only available in limited parts of the country. Using the new Yamal-402 satellite, RuSat is now providing satellite broadband services all over the Russian territory. Raduga Internet is the first ISP that is using RuSat's service to provide Internet services to the consumer market.

Sergey Alymov, General Director of RuSat, said. "We have made an extensive market analysis and selected Newtec's VSAT technology for our new satellite broadband service. We are impressed by the ease of use, the bandwidth efficiency and the price attractiveness of the end-user terminal. This means we can keep our service pricing as low as possible for our customers without jeopardising quality. That is key! Additionally, Newtec has an excellent reputation for equipment reliability and customer service so we are pleased to partner with them."

In 2012 Newtec started shipping its new high-speed VSAT broadband technology. This new technology has already been selected by several customers, including Europe's most successful satellite broadband service. Whilst the RuSat service will utilise Ku band, the terminals can be easily upgraded later to operate in Ka band by a simple change of Newtec's interactive LNB and with no hardware adaptation to the satellite modem or the antenna.

Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec, said: "The Russian VSAT broadband market is experiencing a real boost as more capacity becomes available over a wider geographic area. We are proud that we can help RuSat offer market leading satellite broadband services and this at a very competitive price point both for the professional and the consumer market."

The Yamal-402 satellite, located at 55° east, was launched by Gazprom Space Systems and is equipped with 46 Ku Band transponders with four fixed and one steerable beam.

For more information about the challenges solved by consumer and business VSAT solutions, visit http://newproducts.newtec.eu/new-products/application/consumer-and-business-vsat.

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About Newtec
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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About RuSat
Satellite operator RuSat LLC (www.rusat.com) presents its services for Internet access, data transfer, corporate networks design and implementation, TV and radio channels distribution, news feeds from places of events, videoconferencing services, drive-away VSATs integration and leasing. RuSat`s own teleport is located in Moscow. The services provided using satellite bandwidth leased on: Intelsat 904, Intelsat 15, Intelsat 906, Yamal 300K, Yamal 402 and Yamal 201 satellites.

RuSat's clients are corporate customers and private users, operators, state enterprises and institutions. Among the most important projects of the operator is the cooperation with "Orion Express" (DTH broadcaster) on the organization of the projects uplink "Continent TV" and "Telecart"; working with Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC) on the organization of telecommunications services for passenger aircraft; and interaction with the Federal Passenger Company to provide access Internet passenger trains.

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