NewSat’s Regional Head Steve Rich explains and explores how Ka band satellite capacity is changing the African telecommunications sector, and supporting the emerging digital economies of the continent. Rich outlines the many advantages of the the new spectrum, which is considered as the next logical step after C and Ku band frequencies reach saturation.
Over the last two decades, demand for satellite capacity has surged as devices like smartphones and tablets, coupled by bandwidth-intensive mobile applications also increase. Ka band satellite technology enables operators and enterprise to take advantage of more powerful backhauling solutions, innovative networking services, and cost-effective network deployments.
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Ka band satellites are the next logical step for the satellite communications market. Providing greater capacity to support a range of communications solutions, the Ka band technology can deliver high-throughput capacity to military personnel requiring reliable and secure networks especially in volatile regions.
Unlike terrestrial networks which are prone to damages in conflicts, satellite communications solutions can be delivered anywhere, providing remote connectivity that works now only for military operations, but also business-related endeavors by industries with remote sites like mining.
NewSat Ltd is banking on its Jabiru Satellite Program to help meet the growing demand for satellite capacity. Its next generation ka band satellites will become Australia’s first independently owned commercial satellites covering the Middle East, parts of Asia, and Africa where demand for the technology has been growing over recent years.
Steve Rich, NewSat’s Regional Head for Africa, took part in Aitec Africa’s 4th Broadcast, Film and Media Africa Conference in Nairobi, held from July 10-11 2012.
Mr Steve Rich joined fellow speakers from SES and Eutelsat in a session called, “Broadcasting: The impact of new satellite technologies”, where he presented about the concept of channel distribution. The African broadcasting industry has faced limited growth because of cost of maintaining much needed infrastructure. Mr. Rich’s presentation on channel distribution highlighted its cost-effectiveness, and how broadcasters in the continent could easily afford it, thus making rum for more robust growth in the industry.
The African regional head also discussed how NewSat’s upcoming Ka-band satellites - the Jabiru Satellite Program - is set to impact the broadcasting industry, as it covers the North and East African regions, aside from the Middle East and South East Asia.
The VSAT Industry is ever changing, especially with the rise of high-powered, high-capacity Ka band satellites delivering flexible payloads and multi-spot beams at a lower cost. At the VSAT 2012 Conference, other emerging trends, technologies, and accompanying challenges will also be tackled.
What: COMSYS VSAT Conference 2012
When: 11-14 September 2012
Where: Lancaster London Hotel, London
NewSat Limited will be represented by Andrew Matlock and Grew Cowie at the event. The company is set to discuss the Jabiru Satellite Program, in particular, the Jabiru-1, which will deliver high-powered Ka band capacity over the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia.
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