Norwegian telecom supplier Nera and satellite communications provider Telenor Satellite Services have signed a contract for the delivery of a broadband satellite gateway- the Nera Satlink Gateway.
Norwegian telecom supplier Nera and satellite communications provider Telenor Satellite Services have signed a contract for the delivery of a broadband satellite gateway- the Nera Satlink Gateway. Telenor will use the new DVB-RCS SatLink System to expand its wide range of satellite communication solutions to meet the growing demand for broadband IP services among Telenor customers seeking a point of presence within the United States. The initial value of the Satlink Gateway contract is NOK 8 million.
DVB-RCS (Digital Video Broadcast -Return Channel System) is an open standard for two-way communication over satellite. DVB-RCS networks allow for cost-efficient broadband satellite transmit and receive links, and support a wide variety IP-based broadband services. A DVB-RCS system typically consists of a central RCS-Gateway for broadcast uplink and remote RCS-Terminal stations to connect the customers interactively to the network.
"With the Nera DVB-RCS SatLink System, Telenor Satellite Services continues to expand its portfolio of broadband Internet access services complemented by Telenor's unique value-added extensions. These services include media streaming, video broadcasting, Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony and IP multicasting, all of which are intended to meet the growing needs of enterprise customers who are not within reach of ADSL coverage," said Keith Regan, vice president of Engineering and Operations for Telenor Satellite Services. "At the same time, Telenor's DVB-RCS technology, powered by Terralink (TM), Telenor's expanded IP infrastructure and related applications, can significantly reduce the cost of communications for our end users."
"We are very pleased to further strengthen our partnership with Telenor. The market for broadband satellite communications is rapidly expanding and the DVB-RCS has become the de facto standard for broadband-over-satellite. This agreement shows Telenor's and Nera's commitment to drive the development of, and expand, this market", says Terje Ask-Henriksen CEO Nera Satcom.