Reliable everywhere communications
Friday 15 June: Noon-12.30pm
Keith Richardson — Technical Manager, Applied Satellite Technology Australia (ASTA)
Nawal Gumusel — Regional Director, Iridium
The ability to deliver communications capabilities anywhere independent of terrestrial assets makes satellite a key component of connectivity in rural areas for mobile users, as well as emergency communications or first responders. Satellite networks are no longer a compromise between geographic reach and functionality; they are fully integrated IP networks able to support critical applications anywhere users require them. Advances in satellite technology make the transport completely transparent to users and allow network operators to extend the edge of their networks seamlessly without constraints from geography or existing network infrastructure.
Satellite now offer faster speeds, advanced functionality and support for new applications using next-generation protocols to support new applications such as VoIP, two-way video or virtually any IP application. To provides a reliable, secure and cost-effective network solution with 99.9-percent availability.
The Next generation of satellite networks combines IP telephony with several advantages inherent to satellite transmission for a unique set of user benefits. Satellite communications provides one of the most efficient means of transmitting and receiving across a large geographic area. A single satellite transmission can cover all of Australia, for instance. This ability to multicast information from a single point is a fast and efficient way to deliver one or multiple messages to large groups across a widely dispersed area. Because only one copy of a packet needs to traverse a link, it’s also a more cost-effective method to deliver information to many users.
The Next generation of VSATs can provide higher and more efficient speeds, essential for demanding networking requirements, especially when it comes to applications such as two-way videoconferencing, VoIP and other real-time applications with higher bit-rate requirements.