ABS will rollout a ‘state of the art’, ‘next generation’ broadband infrastructure not yet seen in Australia, or the Asia Pacific region. The Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) technology allows for the fastest uplink currently available in Australia. With the ability to target various satellites at the one time, this infrastructure will provide excellent opportunities to deliver high-speed broadband into rural, regional Australia, and the Asia Pacific region.
ABS has identified the next generation technology to add to its current products and services. The technology enables two-way satellite links to the Internet via VSAT, allowing smaller terminals (1.2m in size) to emit sufficient power to transmit to the satellite eliminating the need for slow and costly return channel communications via land lines.
ABS currently provides broadband Internet connection services via one-way satellite connections. It currently services over 200 customers including large ISPs, schools, universities, hospitals, SMEs, corporates and government offices, providing fast connection to the Internet via satellite and return links via traditional dial-up, DSL, ISDN or cable links.
The next generation system is capable of supporting high bandwidth applications (eg video conferencing), is scalable from a low start point to significant numbers of remote terminals, will support the new open standard Digital Video Broadcast – Return Channel via Satellite (DBV-RCS), and is now in commercial use in Europe by Eutelsat. The feedback from this customer is extremely positive.
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