Unlocking the Satellite Industry’s Dormant Capacity

SatConsultant/Forsway/NWNS Press Release
Co-located in Hall 7, Stand G7-42

SatConsultant, Forsway and NWNS Deliver New Revenue-Generating, Fully-Managed Service with Belinter Media

  • Industry-wide, unused capacity can now be utilised with innovative, new approach
  • Forsway hardware makes access to unused capacity possible for Belintersat-1 satellite over Africa

CABSAT, Dubai, 21 March 2017 – A new way of unlocking the vast amounts of unused capacity and related lost revenues across the satellite industry has been achieved by leading satellite consultancy, SatConsultant. Together with satellite broadband equipment manufacturer Forsway, field engineering specialist NWNS and global satellite service provider Belinter Media, they have devised a fully-managed, data-service business model enabling previously unused capacity aboard the Belintersat-1 telecommunications satellite over Africa – and any other satellite – to be used and monetised.

Belinter Media, a global provider of telecommunication and broadcast services across satellites in C- and Ku-bands over the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, had previously provided only video uplink services from Europe to Africa on the Belintersat-1 satellite. However, project lead, SatConsultant, saw that by using Forsway’s Hybrid Router solution it was possible to provide Belinter Media with a two-way communications capability and capacity that is now easier and available to sell, unlocking new revenues from a traditional enterprise solution. This breakthrough is applicable to end-user segments, from broadband, to marine, aerospace and enterprise.

“There is a huge amount of undersold capacity in the industry,” said Travis Mooney, SatConsultant’s Principal Consultant. “We help companies find new ways to sell overlooked capacity and unlock new revenue streams. Our innovative approach and in-depth industry understanding, combined with Forsway’s unique product and the global reach of the NWNS field force, have created a formidable partnership and found a solution to the problem.”

NWNS facilitates, supports and implements (VSAT) network roll-outs globally and will provide the field engineering and systems integration support for this project.

“SatConsultant recognised the full potential of Forsway’s technological capabilities,” said Forsway MD, Tobias Forsell, “and helped us expand our product portfolio with a line of professional hybrid routers. Forsway now has a complete product line comprising: Broadband, Professional and Enterprise routers for the widest range of applications. Our Professional Routers, for example, are designed for mobile, marine and aeronautical users and provide automatic route switching, integration with auto-pointing TV Antennas and options to bond LEO and MEO satellite modems, guaranteeing continual access at the lowest operating costs.”

Mooney continued, “The managed service we have put together with Forsway and NWNS provides a unique solution to a unique requirement. This deal offers insight to the rest of the industry as to what can be done; the problem of unused capacity can be solved – and we can solve it. With revenues falling across the sector, satellite operators need to make margins where they can and we can help them do that, we’ve just proved it.

“This agreement enables Belinter Media to unlock untapped opportunities on Belintersat-1 and it also brings a new approach and new technologies from Forsway to the whole satellite sector. Together, our aim is to find more customers like BeInter Media who want to monetise their unused capacity by launching managed services.  Most satellite operators are in this position and there’s no reason why they cannot do the same.”


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About SatConsultant:

SatConsultant is a leading satellite industry consultancy, which helps satellite operators, teleports, network providers, enterprises and NGOs structure, use, buy and sell satellite services. The consultancy offers updated market data for all regions and is backed by a top technical team with extensive business experience, all focused on developing new revenue streams for its customers.

About Forsway Scandinavia:

Forsway Scandinavia AB is a Swedish technology company focusing on innovative ways of deploying broadband services. With activities on five continents and basing its solutions mainly on combinations of satellite and existing terrestrial technologies, the company enables broadband services for the billions of people who still are struggling to get on-line, but without the need to deploy additional network infrastructure.

About NWNS:

NWNS facilitates, supports and implements VSAT and telecommunications network roll-outs, globally, specialising in extreme and hard-to-reach locations in emerging markets in Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East and Russia. The company focuses on the installation and commissioning of satellite telecommunications and/or sustainable power systems at customer-specified sites and provides full operations and maintenance support. IP network implementations (WAN, LAN and CISCO support) further complement NWNS expertise.

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