BSNL Selects NOVELSAT Hub System for Remote Islands Connectivity

NOVELSAT’s High Performance Hub Will Enhance Broadband Connectivity to Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Ra’anana, Israel – March 17, 2021 – NOVELSAT, a global leader in content connectivity over satellite, has been awarded a contract by System Integrator Precision Electronics Ltd (PEL) on behalf of  BSNL, the Indian state-owned telecommunications company, to provide high capacity satellite-based connectivity for broadband and backhaul services under a Universal Service Obligation (USO) project funded by the Department of Telecommunications.

BSNL is looking to increase its network capacity to address growing demand for broadband amidst sharp rise in data consumption across users and locations. PEL along with its technology partner NOVELSAT addressed the BSNL requirement, and in turn their customer BSNL selected NOVELSAT’s Xnet Data hub system for the exceptional efficiency and flexibility it offers for growing BSNL network.

Designed to support the growing needs of hub network operators, NOVELSAT’s Xnet optimizes and maximizes both performance and usage of satellite and network resources. Utilizing NOVELSAT’s DynamiX technology for dynamic allocation of network resources in MCPC/Point-to-Multi-Point networks on top of the most bandwidth-efficient waveform, NOVELSAT NS4™, significantly improves network economics.

NOVELSAT partnered with Precision Electronics Limited, a listed company in India to offer its solution to BSNL. Precision Electronics Limited brings in network elements like networking gear, antenna & indoor/outdoor electronics, and overall systems integration beyond the core satellite hub and remote solution from NOVELSAT.

“BSNL’s network requires the highest levels of network quality and flexibility. NOVELSAT’s proven track record, combined with its leading-edge technology, allow us to rapidly expand our network and offer better services to our customers,” said Sh. Sanjay Kumar, GM (Radio) at BSNL. “NOVELSAT has been selected to meet our challenge of providing highly efficient and reliable broadband connectivity between our country’s islands and the mainland. With this solution we are supporting the goal of accelerating the economic growth and bettering the life of the islands population”.

“We are honored to play a part in the rollout of enhanced broadband connectivity to the people of Lakshadweep, Andaman, and Nicobar Islands, and we are committed to supporting BSNL during these challenging times, as it implements its network development,” said Gary Drutin, CEO of NOVELSAT. “The BSNL deployment is a great example of the benefits offered by NOVELSAT’s Xnet data hub system, delivering a high capacity, scalable solution with maximum performance and efficiency.”

About BSNL

BSNL is an Indian state-owned telecommunications company, headquartered in New Delhi India. It was incorporated by the Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Ministry of Communications, Government of India in 2000. It provides mobile voice and internet services through its nationwide network across India. It is the largest government owned telecom company in India offering variety of services in retail and enterprise segment.

About PEL

Precision Electronics Ltd. (PEL) is a listed company that is focused to provide customized mission critical solutions to its customers. Backed by a strong Design & Engineering team and a state of art manufacturing infrastructure, PEL designed products are being used by the Indian defence/paramilitary forces, TSPs, Railways, Healthcare sector to name a few. It is strongly poised to garner substantial business in the near future.

 

 

NOVELSAT Powers AXS TV & HDNET MOVIES’ C-Band Spectrum Transition – Services Have Successfully Launched

Advanced Video Transcoding and Content Protection Delivers High Efficiency, Flexibility and Security
Ra’anana, Israel – February 23, 2021 – NOVELSAT, a global leader in content connectivity over satellite has successfully completed the deployment of NOVELSAT’s advanced video solution, supporting C-band spectrum transition for two of Anthem Sports & Entertainment’s channels – AXS TV, a popular U.S. based music, entertainment and lifestyle television network and HDNET MOVIES, which delivers popular and cult classic films to its American audience.
NOVELSAT worked with Anthem to transition hundreds of earth stations to a leading satellite operator video service for primary distribution of video feeds and to deploy NOVELSAT’s FUSION solution for video transmission, edge transcoding and BISS2-CA encryption/decryption.
“We are proud to have been selected by Anthem in the transition of its video distribution network with new compression and content protection solutions for two of its U.S. channels,” said Gary Drutin, CEO of NOVELSAT. “This accomplishment is a testament to NOVELSAT’s technological leadership and to the game-changing nature of our FUSION product. We look forward to further transition satellite delivery networks with our advanced and highly efficient solutions.”

NOVELSAT Chooses HPE ProLiant Servers to Drive Broadcast Transformation and Spectrum Repurposing for 5G

NOVELSAT will utilize HPE ProLiant servers for flexibility and scalability to support rapidly growing adoption of its integrated video gateway

 

Ra’anana, Israel – November 2, 2020 – NOVELSAT, a global leader in content connectivity over satellite, announced today that through an OEM partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), a global edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service company, it has selected the HPE ProLiant servers to power its high performance video gateways.

 

Media and broadcast service providers face increased demand for higher quality content over multiple distribution channels, as well as bandwidth and spectrum challenges amid spectrum repurposing for 5G. NOVELSAT unique video solutions allows customers to expand, modernize and transform their video connectivity and delivery network, gaining higher transmission and video coding efficiencies as well as enjoying advanced capabilities, new services and flexible deployment options.

 

NOVELSAT will utilize HPE ProLiant servers to power NOVELSAT FUSION, an advanced end-to-end live linear platform for broadcast and broadband content connectivity and delivery. Expanding flexibility and scalability, NOVELSAT FUSION delivers optimal video efficiency, processing, delivery and security solutions by technology innovation across the media network.

 

“World’s leading service and content providers are recognizing the unique value of our state-of-the-art technology, selecting our FUSION solution for their content connectivity and delivery networks,” said Aviv Ronai, VP Marketing and Product at NOVELSAT. “With the intense growth of our video business, we faced the need for a common server platform to support our various configurations and deployments. HPE ProLiant servers, which are tailored to our requirements, provide us the flexibility and scalability we need, helping us create consistency and standardization across our solutions and streamline our operations.”

 

“Consumption of video content has grown more than ever before. It is pressing broadcast channels to transform their platforms to quickly adapt and scale to deliver rich experiences,” said Phillip Cutrone, vice president and general manager, Worldwide Service Provider and OEM at HPE. “HPE has been playing a critical role in this transformation and looks forward to collaborating with NOVELSAT through an OEM partnership to deliver next-generation video solutions. By extending HPE ProLiant servers, which offer world-leading security, high-performance, resiliency and versatility, NOVELSAT can power its platform to build and scale solutions for greater value.”

Supporting the rapidly growing adoption of NOVELSAT FUSION by leading broadcasters, HPE will deliver hundreds of customized HPE ProLiant servers, paving the way to a further business growth.

NOVELSAT and Spacecom Exhibit World’s Highest Spectral Efficiency over AMOS-17

High Capacity Data Link Exceeded 10 bit/Hertz

Ra’anana and Ramat Gan, Israel – September 14, 2020 – NOVELSAT, a global leader in content connectivity over satellite, and Spacecom (TASE: SCC), operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, announced today the successful demonstration of high capacity satellite transmission with spectral efficiency of 10.5 bit/Hz over AMOS-17 high performance HTS utilizing NOVELSAT DUET™ CEC™ (carrier-echo-cancellation) band reuse technology.

Operating over AMOS-17 Ka HTS and Ku beams, NOVELSAT modems established a symmetrical link, reaching 64APSK modulation with 9/10 FEC rate and 2% roll-off, achieving data rate of 854Mbps over of 81.6MHz bandwidth and 753Mbps over 72MHz bandwidth, demonstrating spectral efficiency of 10.5 bit/Hz.

This extraordinary performance was achieved without any power backoff or additional satellite padding, and without requiring predistortion calibration. Connected to a 2.4m diameter antenna, the remote modem performed carrier-echo-cancellation, enabling simultaneous use of the same bandwidth for both uplink and downlink with implementation loss lower than 0.01dB.

“NOVELSAT NS4TM waveform has proven to bring tremendous value to our customers and we are happy to demonstrate its outstanding performance over the advanced fully digital AMOS 17 satellite,” said Aviv Ronai, VP Marketing and Product at NOVELSAT. “Our technological superiority makes our satellite connectivity solutions the ideal, go-to-choice for service providers worldwide who are looking to efficiently support their most demanding applications.”

According to Amit Hoomash, Product Manager at Spacecom, “We were excited to demonstrate with NOVELSAT the very high throughput our customers can enjoy on AMOS-17, without having to compromise on solution complexity. The throughput and efficiencies of AMOS-17’s beams are unique over Sub Saharan Africa. NOVELSAT’S modems and team proved this, while using one modem per site and small antenna. Together with NOVELSAT, we are able to address important market segments with cost-effective, easy to deploy and maintain solutions.”

Spacecom and NOVELSAT Demonstrate High-Volume Video Delivery over AMOS-17 Satellite for 5G Networks and Wi-Fi Hotspots

NOVELSAT’s Video Cloud and Edge Transcoding Exhibit Ultra-Efficient Content Delivery Over Spacecom’s High Throughput Satellite, Bypassing Backhaul Congestion

Ramat-Gan and Ra’anana, Israel – August 19, 2020 – Spacecom (TASE: SCC), operator of the AMOS satellites fleet, and NOVELSAT, a global leader in content connectivity over satellite, announced today the successful demonstration of end-to-end video delivery over AMOS-17 high throughput satellite, from network core to network edge, serving user devices over a wireless network and showcasing high-quality user experience.

The demonstration illustrated a complete network architecture for the delivery of Over-The-Top (OTT) live video content to multiple user devices, using NOVELSAT’s video processing and delivery solution over Spacecom’s AMOS-17 fully digital satellite operating live multi-band broadcasting.

NOVELSAT Video Core Cloud staged content acquisition from multiple sources in multiple formats, performing multi-channel transcoding to HEVC and satellite modulation utilizing NOVELSAT NS4TM bandwidth-efficient waveform, and transmitting a single high-quality profile of each video channel.

NOVELSAT Video Edge Gateway displayed content processing and delivery, demodulating the satellite transmission, executing decoding and transcoding, generating multiple video profiles, performing multi-profile packaging and delivering live video streams to user devices at network edge over a wireless network.

Spacecom AMOS 17 digital satellite powered the space segment of the demonstration, providing highly efficient connectivity from the satellite to the terrestrial network edges, interconnecting the video cloud core to the video edge gateway.

The demonstration highlighted the benefits, in terms of bandwidth efficiency, delivery cost and end-user Quality of Experience (QoE), of using satellite-based video delivery for distributing high volumes of live video content to cell sites and Wi-Fi access points. Bypassing terrestrial backhaul network congestion and performing transcoding and packaging at the edge, enable OTT delivery of high quality and low latency live IP video streaming to any device, and at the lowest investment in network infrastructure.

According to Eran Shapiro, Director of Business and Technology Ventures at Spacecom, “We are excited to partner with NOVELSAT to demonstrate how viewers will benefit from access to more content, at their convenience and with higher viewing quality. The coverage and efficiencies of AMOS-17’s beams are unique over Sub Saharan Africa, and with NOVELSAT video processing and delivery solution we can effectively cater to changing lifestyles and viewing habits. Engaging the African media market with key enabling technologies for linear, OTT, VoD and other services is a strategic goal for Spacecom. Together with NOVELSAT, we are able to address important market segments with cost-effective, efficient and easy to deploy solutions.”

“Video streaming is congesting mobile and terrestrial networks and impairing user experience. With 5G, mobile service providers are aiming to introduce even more video content and services, delivering HD and UHD quality, with no added latency, to any user device – from smartphones to TV sets,” said Aviv Ronai, VP Marketing and Product at NOVELSAT. “This first-of-its-kind demo showcased NOVELSAT’s pioneering end-to-end approach to resolving video delivery challenges by utilizing ultra-efficient content distribution over powerful satellite as AMOS-17 and serving video traffic from as close as possible to the users. Setting the bar for video delivery efficiency and performance, NOVELSAT’s solution coupled with AMOS-17 digital payload leads to reduced network costs and superior quality of experience, paving the road to 5G video services and WiFi hotspots.”

 

About Spacecom

Spacecom (Space-Communication Ltd.), operator of the AMOS-3 and AMOS-7 satellites co-located at 4°W, AMOS-17 located at 17°E and AMOS-4 at 65°E, provides high-quality broadcast and communication services to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
Spacecom’s AMOS-17 fully digital HTS satellite supports a variety of broadcast, broadband and data services from its 17˚E orbital slot. The satellite provides high throughput (HTS) African coverage in C-band, global steerable coverage in Ka-band, and extensive Ku-band coverage over Africa, serving direct-to-home (DTH) operators, internet service providers (ISPs), telecom operators and MNOs, network integrators and government agencies.
For more information visit:  https://www.amos-spacecom.com/

 

NOVELSAT Introduces Receiver Hub for Video, Earth Observation, SIGINT, and Cloud Applications    

New levels of flexibility and efficiency now achieved for multi-connectivity applications  

Ra’anana, Israel – July 15, 2020 – NOVELSAT, a global leader in content connectivity over satellite, announced today the launch of its advanced Receiver Hub for multi-connectivity applications. This latest addition to NOVELSAT hubs family delivers highest levels of performance and operational efficiency.

Addressing multiple applications including video, Earth observation, SIGINT, Cloud and IoT, NOVELSAT Receiver Hub delivers a highly integrated, optimized, and efficient multi-receiver solution for gathering multiple high-capacity satellite transmissions.

NOVELSAT Receiver Hub presents modular design and configuration according to network needs, allowing for multiple capacity options as well as supporting multiple waveforms in parallel including DVB-S2, DVB-S2X and NOVELSAT’s NS4TM.

Featuring high density architecture, NOVELSAT Receiver Hub utilizes compact chassis to support multiple satellite inputs, minimizing rack space and power as well as easing deployment and operation.

“NOVELSAT Receiver Hub sets a new industry benchmark for multi-connectivity applications,” said Aviv Ronai, VP Marketing and Product at NOVELSAT. “Designed to address the unique requirements of video, Earth observation, SIGINT, Cloud and IoT applications, the Receiver Hub delivers unparalleled performance and efficiencies.”

 

About NOVELSAT

NOVELSAT is a leading provider of next-generation content connectivity solutions for satellite communications. Powered by our innovative technology, our solutions are setting the industry standards in spectral efficiency, transmission performance, and content security. Our high- performance products include satellite modems, modulators and demodulators, integrated video transmission/coding and content security solutions, transforming delivery of data and video over satellite. Delivering more capacity with greater availability, coverage and protection, our solutions are powering mission-critical and demanding applications for the broadcast, cellular, government, and mobility markets.

Envistacom Partners with NOVELSAT to Deliver a Virtualized Commercial Multi-Access Waveform for Satellite Connectivity

NOVELSAT’s High-Performance Commercial Multi-Access Satellite Waveform will be incorporated into Envistacom’s Transport Virtualization Ecosystem

July 9, 2020

Envistacom, LLC, a leading technology enterprise which delivers advanced communications, cyber and other related services to customers in the aerospace, defense, and intelligence communities, announced today that NOVELSAT, a global leader in content connectivity via satellite, will incorporate its high-performance satellite access waveforms into Envistacom’s Transport Virtualization Ecosystem (TVE).

Envistacom will deliver an open-architecture ecosystem which will enable virtualized applications such as advanced communications waveforms, encryption, data analytics, and other real-time continuous processing applications to reside in common off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware.  The Envistacom/NOVELSAT partnership allows commercial and Department of Defense customers to benefit from the ability to download NOVELSAT’s Multi-Access Waveform as an application to be operated on non-proprietary COTS High-Performance Computers (HPCs) acting as a Virtual Modem in Envistacom’s Transport Virtualization Ecosystem.  Envistacom’s ecosystem (TVE) will provide DoD customers with greater cost savings through the use of COTS hardware, faster time to market (TTM), more configurable/adaptable solutions, mix and match capabilities to achieve the best results, and easier sustainment and enhancement efforts providing portability between hardware generations without re-engineering legacy technology.

“NOVELSAT is proud to work with Envistacom to enable the delivery of a virtualized commercial multi-access waveform through Envistacom’s Transport Virtualization Ecosystem for easy customer adoption,” said Aviv Ronai, VP Marketing and Product at NOVELSAT. “Incorporating our proven waveform performance, robustness, and system resiliency into Envistacom’s Transport Virtualization Ecosystem will yield an exceptional solution for mission critical communications.”

The combination of NOVELSAT systems waveforms with Envistacom’s virtualization ecosystem will provide resilient, high-performance, and ubiquitous connectivity for mission-critical applications.

“Envistacom is pleased that NOVELSAT has elected to bring its commercial waveforms to our Transport Virtualization Ecosystem in order to enhance the future of resilient satellite connectivity,” said Michael Young, Envistacom’s Senior Director of Business Development for Advanced Technology. “Adjacent markets have already adopted the notion of virtualization to lighten the logistical and operational burdens of the user. Envistacom looks forward to our partnership with NOVELSAT and their thought leadership in the satellite arena.”

To learn more about Envistacom’s Transport Virtualization Ecosystem, please visit https://www.envistacom.com/envistacom-announces-its-transport-virtualization-ecosystem/

 

About Envistacom LLC

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Envistacom provides communications, cyber and intelligence operations solutions to the U.S. DoD and coalition partners in the aerospace, defense, and intelligence communities. Customers rely on Envistacom for rapid-response, secure technology solutions and subject-matter expertise to support mission critical operations. With an elite team of former military leaders and domain experts located around the world, and multiple indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicles worth over $62B, Envistacom is a trusted partner in protecting military, civilians and critical infrastructure around the world.  Envistacom is a Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (DWOSB). For more information on solutions or contract vehicles, please visit www.envistacom.com, and follow @Envistacom on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

 

About NOVELSAT

NOVELSAT is a leading provider of next-generation content connectivity solutions for satellite communications. Powered by our innovative technology, our solutions are setting the industry standards in spectral efficiency, transmission performance, and content security. Our high- performance products include satellite modems, modulators and demodulators, integrated video transmission/coding and content security solutions, transforming delivery of data and video over satellite. Delivering more capacity with greater availability, coverage and protection, our solutions are powering mission-critical and demanding applications for the broadcast, cellular, government, and mobility markets.

IBC 2021 | SEPTEMBER 10-14| RAI AMSTERDAM | Hall 5 , Booth B51

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    Discover Why Satellite Data Network Operators and Broadcasters Are Gearing Up with NOVELSAT Satellite Transmission Solutions

    We will be in Hall 5 , Booth B51  of the RAI Amsterdam to demonstrate the most bandwidth-efficient solutions for satellite broadcast and data transmission.

    Data Transmission Solutions
    Discover the latest achievements from NovelSat to enhance various types of Point-To-Multipoint satellite networks, increase efficiency, reduce satellite bandwidth and dramatically save on CAPEX.

    • NovelSat FUSION – Integrated Satellite Transmission / Transcoding / TransRating solution for broadcasters.
    • NovelSat LIBRA– Get a first look at Dynamic Resource Allocation technology that enables efficient spectrum usage in Point-to-Multipoint networks.
    • NovelNet NMS – NovelSat’s advanced Network Management System
    • ProtCASTER – Field-proven, unbreakable 256-bit encryption solution for data and broadcast networks
    • NovelSat NS4 waveform – Up to 32% efficiency gain over DVB-S2X
    • Interference Mitigation Package – New Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) mitigation software package for the most consistently reliable satellite signals.

    Broadcast Solutions
    See how Novelsat NS4 together with our new field-proven ProtCASTER DRM solutions are already enabling major worldwide satellite broadcasting events.

    • ProtCASTER – Field-proven, unbreakable 256-bit DRM solution including management & scheduling of program entitlement in the broadcast network. Successfully deployed for Russian Confederation Cup 2018 transmission.
    • NovelSat NS4 waveform – Up to 32% efficiency gain over DVB-S2X
    • PCIe OEM Modulator and Demodulator Cards – Integrate NovelSat efficiency and features into any PC-based headend platform.

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    NOVELSAT And Gilat Telecom Collaborate to Restore Internet Connectivity In DRC

    The rapid connectivity restoration followed West Africa undersea cable cut

    Ra’anana, Israel, March 9, 2020 – NOVELSAT, a global leader in content connectivity over satellite, announced collaboration with Gilat Telecom for quick restoration of internet connectivity following West Africa Cable System (WACS) undersea cable cut.

    The severe cable damage caused internet downtimes and slow speeds affecting all internet providers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Using NOVELSAT’s high capacity connectivity solutions, Gilat Telecom was able to quickly restore connectivity, providing its MNO and ISP customers a resilient and stable satellite network with nearly uninterrupted service and better customer experience.

    “NOVELSAT delivered Gilat Telecom with high capacity satellite modems on very short notice,” said Gary Drutin, NOVELSAT CEO. “This accomplishment is a testament to the quality of our operations team and of course our leading high-performance broadband technology.”

    About NOVELSAT

    NOVELSAT is a leading provider of next-generation content connectivity solutions for satellite communications. Powered by our innovative technology, our solutions are setting the industry standards in spectral efficiency, transmission performance, and content security. Our high- performance products include satellite modems, modulators and demodulators, integrated video transmission/coding and content security solutions, transforming delivery of data and video over satellite. Delivering more capacity with greater availability, coverage and protection, our solutions are powering mission-critical and demanding applications for the broadcast, cellular, government, and mobility markets.

    About Gilat Telecom

    GILAT Telecom offers satellite and fiber-based connectivity solutions, delivering innovative broadband communication solutions to MNOs, telcos, ISPs, governments, and organizations in Africa, Asia and South America. As a technology-driven company, GILAT Telecom utilizes innovative technologies to provide its customers with the most cost-effective and advanced communication solutions. Leveraging its extensive knowledge and experience, Gilat Telecom has developed the SD-WAN MAX solution that utilizes Silver Peak technology, AI, and machine-learning algorithms to provide maximum stability, data transformation, capacity, and smart traffic management to provide its customers with advanced connectivity solutions for more capacity and stability tailored to each specific customer.