Doug Lung /
12.12.2008 10:45 AM
New Satellite Claims 100 Gbps Transfer Capacity
New Satellite Claims 100 Gbps Transfer Capacity ViaSat signed an agreement with Arianespace to launch the ViaSat-1 satellite.

Last Thursday's announcement said the satellite is scheduled for launch by an Ariane 5 during the first half of 2011 from Kourou, French Guiana.

ViaSat-1 is being built by Space Systems/Loral in Palo Alto, Calif.. The ViaSat networks Web site says the satellite will support 2 million subscribers with service "on a par with DSL and cable." The satellite will have 10 times the throughput of any other Ka-band satellite.

A chart on the Web site show the baseline designed capacity of the satellite is 100 Gbps. Basic service speed will be 2 Mbps. Other reports indicate the satellite will be located at 115 degrees West Longitude and provide service to hard-to-reach areas in the United States and Canada.

If portable uplinks are allowed to access the satellite, it could revolutionize remote newsgathering operations by providing a high-speed Internet connectivity capable of supporting compressed video data rates anywhere in the continental United States.

Read more of Doug Lung's RF Report here.


Comments
Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found




Thursday 10:05 AM
NAB Requests Expedited Review of Spectrum Auction Lawsuit
“Broadcasters assigned to new channels following the auction could be forced to accept reductions in their coverage area and population served, with no practical remedy.” ~NAB


 
Featured Articles
Conference Updates
Discover TV Technology