Cookies help us deliver the best experience on our website. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies Dismiss

Satcom Global strengthens Ku-band VSAT network

Satcom Global has added a new satellite to the Ku-band Aura VSAT network, expanding coverage and capacity across the North Pacific.

The addition of NSS-6 will augment the existing satellite footprint in place over the Pacific Ocean, providing enhanced coverage and improved connectivity for Satcom Global customers sailing trans-Pacific trade routes, as well as providing additional line of sight options if they are required.

The Aura VSAT network was designed to grow with Satcom Global’s maritime customer base, ensuring optimum service quality for the lifetime of the customer contract. Additional bandwidth is added to the network organically with each customer registration, ensuring that service does not degrade over time and that Committed Information Rates are always fulfilled.

Satcom Global is proactively adding new assets to the footprint to support emerging requirements for coverage and bandwidth in key geographies.  iDirect Velocity, the platform on which Aura operates, was specifically designed to enable VSAT service providers like Satcom Global to deploy managed HTS and multi-spot beam architectures, consisting of increasingly more beams, frequencies, and throughput. The scalable platform provides enhanced network support and control functionality, capable of supporting the growing connectivity needs of customers long into the future.

NSS-6 sits in geostationary orbit with 60 high-power Ku-band transponders which can be flexibly allocated to its 6 Ku-band broad beams. The satellite, which also has 12 super-high-gain Ka-band spot beams is owned and operated by SES S.A., Satcom Global’s primary network supplier for the Aura service. This latest network enhancement follows the addition of SES-14 and SES-15 HTS beams to Satcom Global’s flagship VSAT network in early 2020.

Related items

Joomla SEF URLs by Artio

Login/Register

Register or Login to view even more of our content. Basic registration is free.

Register now

Digital Ship magazine provides the latest information about maritime satellite communications technology, software systems, navigation technology, computer networks, data management and TMSA. It is published ten times a year.

 

Address:
Digital Ship Ltd
Digital Ship - Digital Energy Journal
39-41 North Road
London
N7 9DP
United Kingdom

Copyright © 2020 Digital Ship Ltd. All rights reserved           Cookie Policy         Privacy Policy