Spot beams make Ka-band different

Ka-band satellites will provide much larger capacity and flexibility than preceding designs. This characteristic makes them the first true broadband systems. What is fundamentally different with Ka-band is the satellite’s ability to reuse bandwidth many times over Figures la-1c show...

Ingley’s Rule

Content is king. “Long live the king,” hath proclaimed the content providers. Yet, is it? From a satellite carrier perspective, this is an important question. If content is king, then it will always rule. Always. That’s what happens when you...

A new broadband media

Is it possible that one day we will face a great broadband glut? Unlikely. What is certain, however, is that the broadcasting world will be delivering more than television and movie content. The old, familiar broadcast media is finding a...

Intelligent arguments

Over the last few years, satellite system designers and operators have engaged in an increasingly heated dialogue. The topic? On-board processing and switching for broadband satellites. The debaters break neatly into two camps. In one corner: the “yes, on-board switching...

Illuminating The Invisible Broadband

Pushing fast access to the edge of the Net with satellite To Internet service providers (ISPs) and infrastructure players, three consumer and enterprise markets are practically invisible. Areas outside the major urban markets where high-bandwidth terrestrial lines are impractical or...