Hispasat makes the case for satellite

Iñaki Ferreras | 24-07-2012

The satellite is the "more efficient, high capacity and performance" solution to give continuity in services even after natural disasters or emergencies that could mean cuts in terrestrial networks, claims operator Hispasat after a series of tests with new NovelSat technology.
The tests were performed at the Hispasat Group in Arganda satellite control centre through the Hispasat 1E and 1C satellites, achieving a claimed transmission efficiency "unprecedented" close to 5 Mbps per MHz. They also achieved an information rate of 180 Mbps for a transponder at 36 MHz, using modem developed by Novelsat NS3, which incorporates digital modulation and coding.