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 NSSLGlobal Installs SatLink Hub from STM to Expand and Enhance Coverage
Will Employ new DVB-RCS2 Standard


January  2012

 

STM Group, Inc. has announced the purchase and delivery of a SatLink Hub 9400 LE by NSSLGlobal, Ltd. for their new location in Brewster, which will be used to expand and enhance NSSLGlobal's coverage with DVB-RCS technology. This fully-redundant hub currently serves the Pacific Ocean Region using multiple Forward Links.

 

 NSSLGlobal, with partner Telemar Scandinavia, will also upgrade and expand their Cyprus hub serving the Middle East in the coming months with additional plans to upgrade the Cyprus hub to RCS2 in Q1 of 2012. This will the world’s first commercial implementation of the new DVB-RCS2 standard, all implemented by STM using the SatLink product line.


"Thanks to DVB-RCS2, our customers will benefit from up to 8 megabits per second of IP throughput on Return Links and higher link availability than ever before, allowing us to provide the fastest and most reliable services in our markets," said Sally-Anne Ray, COO of NSSLGlobal Ltd. "There will also be a noteworthy increase in our coverage areas using the same transponder beams.” The new hub will serve subscribers of NSSLGlobal's two major VSAT services, Broad-IP for land applications and Cruise-IP for maritime applications. Applications include high-speed Internet Access, TV/Video services, VoIP, and GSM backhaul, which can operate all on the same VSAT with excellent QoS.


DVB-RCS2 provides for higher order modulation and coding (up to 16QAM 5/6) along with many other significant technical advances contributing to much higher throughput, link availability, and bandwidth efficiency. Total efficiency gains with RCS2 can be as large as 300 percent on TDMA carriers compared to legacy VSAT networks. SatLink DVB-RCS and RCS2 networks employ DVB-S2 Forward Links with ACM (Adaptive Coding and Modulation) operating up to 45 Msps with 16APSK 9/10. The SatLink implementation of RCS2 builds on the standard with “ACM per burst” with dynamic MF-TDMA carrier groups up to 50 Mbps in capacity, plus many value-added IP features. This yields much better QoS and higher Committed Information Rates (CIRs) for subscribers at a much lower cost than SCPC services.