When considering HTS and DVB-S2X satellite operators and service providers must determine which ground infrastructure capabilities will equip them with the greatest competitive advantage to capitalize on growth opportunities.
Five Considerations for Choosing HTS-DVB-S2X Platform
Five Considerations for Choosing
a HTS/DVB-S2X Platform
The satellite communications industry
is entering a new phase of growth
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When considering HTS and DVB-S2X
satellite operators and service providers
must determine which ground
infrastructure capabilities will equip them
with the greatest competitive advantage
to capitalize on growth opportunities.
Here are five critical points to consider for harnessing HTS and DVB-S2X
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HTS, when combined with the right remote
RF capabilities, delivers higher efficiencies
and performance, effectively lowering the
cost per bit of satellite capacity.
The DVB-S2X standard defines higher
modulations ranging up to 256APSK and
standardized roll-off factors down from
20% to 5%.
The right ground infrastructure platform
should offer the highest possible MODCODs
and saturate wideband transponders and
provide full Adaptive capabilities on the
out- and inbound.
An important measure of bandwidth performance is how well a platform can source and
allocate satellite capacity across many spot beams.
The ability to create highly
flexible and customized service
plans in a shared bandwidth
pool will allow you to sell
different services and monetize
their capacity in the most
Look for a solution that can
integrate any type of capacity
into a global bandwidth pool,
and then enables you to
dynamically allocate bandwidth
as needed to create tiered
Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
With HTS/ UHTS satellite generations Satellite operators can design
new satellite architectures with features like beam hopping to be able
to adjust their payload based on real-time demand on the ground. This
capability to measure and respond to demand will drive revolutionary
efficiency gains in the years ahead when integration is done right.
So when satellite operators are designing their next-generation
payloads, they need a ground infrastructure partner that can support
intelligent payloads on their platforms.
The remote design enabled with full
DVB-S2X capabilities is a critical aspect
of delivering performance and
efficiency gains to the overall solution.
The iQ Series Remote
• Continually upgrade over the air to increase network
capabilities and throughput levels
• Dramatically extend deployment life in the field.
• Leverage re-programmability to support other
waveforms, by working more efficiently on different
GEO HTS platforms or different orbits like MEO and LEO.
Through software-defined remote architectures,
the next generation of remotes can:
Operating large networks spanning
multiple spot beams versus one wide
beam can make scaling more
challenging for satellite operators and
Consider hub solutions leveraging virtualization and cloud-computing
• Significantly increases the hub’s capabilities to support extensive networks
and higher throughputs in the same space
• Massive footprint reduction at the teleport
• Decreased cooling and IT management expenses because of size reduction
Create virtual bandwidth pools
across their entire payload
Flexibility to sell wholesale
capacity, offer managed Mbps
services or offer vertically
integrated solutions that
encompass the entire value chain.
Will be in control of their own
SLAs and service offerings to
their end customers.
Able to choose from different
business models while
managing a blended capacity
and managed services
portfolio all on one platform.
Management solutions that
manage the extensive
spanning across multiple
Keys to full mainstream adoption is for satellite networks:
• To be defined by modern telco standards such as 4G/5G and
Evolved Packet Core (EPC).
• Support Layer 2 over Satellite (L2oS) capabilities
• Take advantage of virtualized components and share virtual
environments with cellular and telco functions
• Unification of different networks that allow for devices to
roam across any access network.
The goal for a ground infrastructure provider is
to enable a fully automated, programmable
and orchestrated network that allows service
providers to deliver service on demand to meet
any requirement rapidly and cost-effectively.
Combining HTS with mobility applications
presents a major challenge when it comes
to managing complex SLAs across a large
coverage area that spans multiple spot beams.
To enable seamless connectivity mobility networks require
several specialized technologies
• Ability for fast beam switching and make-before break
connections when switching across multiple satellite beams
• Compensate movement and potential blockages through
doppler compensation and fast reacquisition
• Sophisticated Bandwidth Manager for load balancing and SLA
management across the entire fleet and across multiple beams
• Spread spectrum and antenna interfaces to leverage flat panel
technology and electronically steerable antennas
Expanding globally more cost-effectively will be
easier for regional satellite operators or service
providers when provider-to-provider service
roaming is available where a customer can
roam from a home network to a guest network
while maintaining home service plans.
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