Newtec’s Excellence In Aviation Recognized With Prestigious MSUA Award At SATELLITE 2019

Newtec Dialog® VSAT Platform named as Top Infrastructure Solution in quest to provide future-proof in-flight connectivity

WASHINGTON, USA and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 8 May 2019: Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – has been awarded with the Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA)’s Top Infrastructure Award.

Presented at an exclusive ceremony which took place as part of SATELLITE 2019, the accolade was given to highlight the flexible merits of Newtec’s ability to deliver and enhance in-flight connectivity.

Newtec Recognized with MSUA Award

Newtec Recognized with MSUA Award

As revenues associated with global connectivity to aircraft continue to increase, the Newtec Dialog VSAT platform, introduced in 2016 in partnership with Panasonic Avionics, has now been installed in more than 800 aircraft.


“To win this award means so much to us,” said Thomas Van den Driessche, CEO at Newtec. “Not only are we fulfilling our commitment to our partners in the service we provide but we are also taking our mobility capabilities to the next level, by offering a scalable and highly efficient service. This award proves that our Newtec Dialog VSAT platform can effectively cater for the evolving needs of both airlines and passengers for years to come, even as numbers of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) and Extreme Throughput Satellites (XTS™) continue to rise. In addition, our recent successful 5G test over Telesat LEO reaffirms our commitment to delivering seamless 5G integration whether on land, sea, or air.”

The Newtec Dialog VSAT platform has the capacity to offer users up to 20 times the original throughput available in-flight previously. As a tool compatible with a plethora of in-flight applications, Newtec Dialog can dramatically improve data rates and unlock numerous on-board services.

Alongside its ability to support in-flight services on a global scale, delivering applications ranging from fast Internet access to video streaming, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications and enhanced TV functions, Newtec Dialog also enables 3G phone services and dramatically enhanced bandwidth for crew applications.

“Newtec Dialog is now managing more than 100 beams and more than 25 gateways for this network and as we accept this award today, we will start the next chapter in taking our in-flight technology to a higher level of continued and accelerated expansion for applications in the air and on the move,” added Van den Driessche.


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Newtec,, is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications. As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, consumer and enterprise VSAT, government, cellular backhaul and trunking and mobility, offshore and maritime markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of single and multiservice applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for cellular backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA and oil and gas networks, aircrafts and vessels.

Since 1985, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology.

Newtec is a European company headquartered in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Through additional commercial offices in Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 100 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.

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