Category: Networks

Region: Asia, Middle East

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Three Reasons High Throughput Satellite Will Be a Game Changer in Asia

Written on 27 Feb 2017


The stage is set for High Throughput Satellite (HTS) to fulfil the growing connectivity demands of the Asia-Pacific region, now and well into the future.

Over the next few years, SES will be bringing plenty of new HTS capacity to market, starting with the launch of SES-12 in Asia. This hybrid satellite delivers the unique advantages of both wide-beam coverage and high-powered spot beams that can be customised to serve specific application needs across the region.

Here are the top reasons why our next generation of HTS systems are poised to enable new breakthroughs that can help you capture growth within the video, data and mobility markets.

1. Capitalising on higher bandwidth solutions – The massive throughput of HTS spot beams are designed to provide greater capacity and high data rates over smaller surface areas. This makes HTS an attractive option for delivering enterprise network and consumer broadband applications that require data-heavy usage within a small vicinity.

Consider the need for enterprises to support a diverse range of data applications in oil exploration or mining operations, taking place in remote parts of Asia with no terrestrial infrastructure. The concentrated spot beams of HTS systems can transmit up to 20 times greater data throughput as compared to wide beam satellites.

2. Higher data throughput, lower cost per bit – Providing higher throughput while offering lower cost per bit is one of the key attractions of HTS. This is hugely significant for telcos and service providers in order to remain competitive.

Highly customised service delivery is also easily achievable with a hybrid satellite such as SES-12 that features both traditional wide beams and new spot beam capabilities.

Service providers interested in delivering connectivity to a specific city, location or region can utilise spot beam capacity to better tailor their data services for end customers. This means a myriad of data services can be delivered over a single market—each customised to the specific needs, priorities and requirements of different end users or customers.  

Likewise, for video applications, there is an increasing amount of localised content being produced at a city or provincial level in Asia. Different types of content, whether by local language or genre, can be delivered to specific provinces on multiple spot beams.

3. Fuelling in-flight connectivity success – Commercial airlines in Asia continue to show great interest in adopting new in-flight connectivity (IFC) solutions to enable passengers to utilise Wi-Fi and entertainment services while in the air. As IFC applications take off, bandwidth-intensive activities such as video streaming on a flight are best supported by a complementary offering of wide beam capacity and HTS spot beams.

Satellites with spot beam capabilities can provide the massive throughput needed for IFC providers to introduce and support a variety of data applications efficiently.

The upcoming SES-12 features multiple high throughput spot beams that only need to be served by two teleports, providing ample bandwidth for IFC requirements while keeping ground infrastructure management to a minimum.

With the launch of SES-12, we are bringing new HTS capacity to support more businesses and applications across the Asia-Pacific region. Most significantly, the hybrid design of this satellite allows SES to serve customers in a variety of ways: wide beam or HTS spot beams; always with solutions customised to your application needs.

Stay tuned as we bring you more updates on SES’s first hybrid satellite!


Written on 27 Feb 2017

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