Signal processing boost pushes satellite network bandwdth over 1Gbit/s

May 27, 2013 // By Nick Flaherty
European network provider O3b Networks is using ground breaking signal processing noise reduction technology to boost satellite link bandwidth to 1Gbit/s.

MEO Booster improves performance by increasing throughput, leading to a lower cost per bit for the customer and making O3b truly fiber competitive. It was developed by Ob3 partner EMC Satcom Technologies GmbH, is used with standard O3b ground equipment to enhance link efficiency, increasing link throughput by up to 50 per cent. The use of state of the art modulation techniques translates to availability improvements and world leading spectral efficiency under all conditions. It will be used with the soon to be launched high speed, low latency MEO constellation from O3b.
“The MEO Booster takes what is already the highest throughput, lowest latency satellite service for Carriers, Enterprise and Governments and improves throughput by between 30% and 50% while giving O3b’s customers a full range of off the shelf modems to choose from. The MEO Booster also reduces the number of modems required in the customer design minimizing investment and reducing complexity,” said Dr Ashok Rao, VP of Product Development for O3b Networks.
“We have existing customers today that will break records in satellite transmission reaching speeds of over 1 Gigabit per second in a single O3b link. This innovative technology pushes the boundaries even further, reaffirming O3b’s claim to the most spectrally and cost efficient links in the world,” said John Finney, Chief Commercial Officer for O3b Networks.
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