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Q-KON appointed as Newtec certified partner


Johannesburg, 04 Mar 2013
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Hendrik Bezuidenhout, Managing Executive at Q-KON.
Hendrik Bezuidenhout, Managing Executive at Q-KON.

Q-KON has been appointed as a member of the global Newtec Business Partner Program (bePART) and is therefore an official distributor of Newtec satcom products.

Newtec is a global provider of equipment used in critical satellite-based TV distribution chains. The company was created in 1985 and currently has five R&D centres and a production facility, with offices in nine countries in over five continents.

In 2011, Newtec unveiled the new business partner strategy to ensure partners could access its products quickly and easily across the globe. The programme is designed to make the most of industry partnerships by selecting and authorising resellers within each region to benefit from specifically designed training and support. The goal is to fulfil more business through key partnerships that will bring added value to end-users.

Africa is considered a burgeoning marketplace and a target for further expansion. Newtec's partner network now comprises Q-KON, an experienced service provider of satellite services and solutions, with knowledge of high-growth sectors such as digital broadcasting and connectivity.

As a Newtec certified partner, Q-KON will distribute products and technologies to the African market and enjoy access to the latest developments, globally, in terms of broadband and application in broadcasting services.

The agreement ensures Q-KON has a solid platform from which to engage local broadcast distribution channels and operators, and offer a wider choice of solutions to cater for the domestic market.

"We are constantly evolving and growing our product portfolio both with our existing supplier partners and with new partners. Currently, our focus is to broaden our mutual horizons with our partners," explains Hendrik Bezuidenhout, Managing Executive at Q-KON. "The broadcasting services space in Africa is growing, and there is continued interest in cost-effective services that can meet local requirements."

"Q-KON is also proud to be selected for the Newtec partner programme. Extending our relationship with Newtec strengthens our capabilities to provide solutions and to become a player in Africa's broadcast industry," Bezuidenhout adds.

Abdurrahman Razak, Regional Sales Director Africa for Newtec, expressed the company's delight at having Q-KON join its bePART Program and also stated its belief that this will materialise in significant value-add to the services channel and the continent's broadcast industry as a whole.

Newtec and Q-KON have previously partnered together on the delivery of a satellite-based broadband solution via a joint venture between Ellies Holdings and Q-KON. The venture, called SkyeVine, provides two-way Internet services to the sub-Saharan African market.

Q-KON

Q-KON is a South African-based engineering group that provides turnkey solutions and managed network services to the African and South African telecommunications industries. The company focuses on the delivery of innovative wireless, satellite and VOIP (voice over IP) solutions.

This technology is expertly designed to meet increasing demands for connectivity and enhanced telecommunications capabilities within these developing economies. For 23 years, Q-KON has followed successful strategies to establish advanced technologies in challenging environments to unlock real business benefits for all.

Since inception, the company has distinguished itself in the solutions and services it provides and has conquered many business impossibilities. Q-KON's engineering achievements throughout its target markets are underwritten by sound business practices and long-term ethical relationships.

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, Connecticut (US), Singapore (Singapore), Beijing (China), Dubai (UAE), S~ao Paulo (Brazil), Berlin (Germany) and France.

Newtec
Kerstin Roost
Public Relations Director, Global
Tel: (+49) 30 430 95 562
E-mail: Kerstin.Roost@newtec.eu

Newtec
Abdurrahman Razak
Regional Sales Director Africa
Tel (+27) 12 370 3895
E-mail: araz@newtec.eu

Editorial contacts
MicroZone PR Gloria Malan (082) 340 2876 gloria@micro-zone.co.za
Q-KON Dawie de Wet (+27) 12 665 0052 ext 202
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