Eutelsat taps Siemens to improve satellite monitoring in LATAM
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 13 June 2014
To cater for the increase in demand for satellite services in time for the World Cup, Eutelsat Communications has deployed a homogeneous monitoring system across its entire fleet in order to deliver broadcasters a high level of service.

Collaborating with Siemens Convergence Creators, Eutelsat has upgraded its ground station in Mexico City with Siemens CVC's SIECAMS that is equipped for Carrier ID as well as interference localisation functionality. The Mexico City ground station is the Eutelsat Americas operations centre managing three Eutelsat satellites which provide full coverage of the Americas, including Brazil.

Carrier ID is a technology that guarantees immediate identification of the source of satellite signals by creating identification numbers in each carrier that can be reliably detected and recognised. By accelerating the identification of unauthorised and inaccurately configured transmissions, Carrier ID represents a significant measure towards further improving signal integrity.

Eutelsat selected to deploy the SIECAMS system across its fleet as it includes an integrated geolocalisation system that enables detection, classification and localisation of interference incidents.

"Carrier ID is a global, industry-wide initiative aimed at guaranteeing the best quality of service to all users of satellite communications," said Mark Rawlins, director of communications systems operations at Eutelsat. "The company has been a staunch supporter of this effort from the outset, partnering with companies that deliver the most advanced features to further raise the game of combating interference."