Satellite communications company New Skies Satellites (NSS) has
unveiled two new Internet offerings - IPsys Broadband for Asia and
IPsys Bandwidth on Demand (Bod) for Latin America. The products
are designed to deliver next-generation, two-way satellite broadband
A company release says that both the services have been designed
so that telecommunication companies, service providers, network
integrators, ISPs and other resellers can cost-effectively establish
integrated networks. They will use the shared hubs to offer high-quality,
cost-effective broadband Internet services virtually anywhere within
the area covered - regardless of the physical terrain or the extent
of terrestrial communication networks.
The potential applications include virtual private networks and
high-speed Internet connectivity, video conferencing, rural telecommunications,
VoIP, distance learning networks, etc.
In Asia, New Skies' IPsys Broadband features a Newtec digital video
broadcast-return channel by satellite (DVB-RCS) hub installed at
the company's partner mediaport facility in Hong Kong. The hub will
leverage the NSS-6 satellite's Ku-band coverage of South and North-East
Asia. The service is currently undergoing beta testing and will
be commercially available later this year.
Meanwhile in Latin America, NSS has launched a new IP broadband
network hub provided by Shiron Satellite Communications at the company's
Washington DC mediaport. This will offer IPsys Bod to customers
throughout Latin America and the Caribbean over the NSS-806 satellite.
The service enables the use of small C-band antennas throughout
the entire region due to NSS-806's high-powered coverage of the