High Throughput Satellites (HTS)

Insights takes a closer look at some of the most pressing issues in the VSAT industry today. Our goal is to shed light on both the challenges and emerging opportunities ahead of us.

First up: High Throughput Satellites (HTS). No other innovation matches the potential of High Throughput Satellites to open satellite to major new opportunity.

We’ll examine High Throughput Satellites from every angle across the whole VSAT ecosystem – developments and trends, expert analysis, the latest thinking and practical advice on both the technology complexities and the big picture business issues.

Get access to interviews with the satellite operators on the front lines of deployment. Listen in on insider perspectives from iDirect engineers on exciting ground infrastructure innovations underway.

It’s all about connecting the dots to build High Throughput Satellites into smart business strategies for the real world.

The Latest on High Throughput Satellites (HTS)

The New Imperative: Innovations on the Ground Aligning with HTS Opportunities in the Sky: High Throughput Satellite (HTS) advances in throughput are well understood at this point. Now, the demand for innovation shifts back to ground infrastructure. In particular, how will ground infrastructure technology providers advance their platforms to enable satellite operators and service providers to best capture the HTS opportunity? Read Now

Up To The Task Of Providing Greater Resiliency In HTS. Protecting the network from service degradation, service interruptions or even catastrophic events is key to ensuring a very high availability and reliability of the HTS network. Read Now

5 Reasons HTS Networks Need To Be More Resilient. It has always been critical to ensure that satellite communications infrastructure remain online, and operational. High Throughput Satellites (HTS) introduce many reasons for redundancy and resiliency—five reasons, to be exact. Let’s take a look. Read Now

Managing Bandwidth Across HTS Spot Beams. Managing HTS bandwidth across multiple spot beams, compared to a single wide-beam coverage is a challenge. It comes down to being able to maintain Service Level Agreements (SLAs) across the entire customer network by managing the network capacity on multiple spot beams as one single bandwidth pool. Read Now

HTS Bandwidth Management: Can A Satellite Change Its Spots? Having the right amount of satellite capacity available in the right place is critical to the success of Service Providers and Satellite Operators leveraging High Throughput Satellites (HTS). Read Now

iDirect Velocity® Capitalizes On Greater Performance, Scale And Reliability. HTS delivers higher aggregate throughput for the same amount of allocated frequency in orbit. A significant reason for higher throughput is frequency reuse, which is the process of using the same spectrum across multiple sites within a network resulting in a need for the ground infrastructure to enable many more carriers across a wider MHz spectrum. Read Now

Scaling To New Heights With HTS. High throughput satellite (HTS) services will be delivered through a technology ecosystem where all the elements are being challenged in terms of scale. Satellites are rapidly growing in terms size and capability, thus the ground infrastructure needs to be scalable. Read Now

Taking Flight: VSAT And The Connected Aircraft. As high-throughput satellites (HTS) fulfill the demand for higher bandwidth, we can look to a range of uses for VSAT aboard commercial aircraft going forward. Read Now

Bringing HTS to Market. The advent of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) technology means that the VSAT industry is poised to enter a new era of innovation and possibility. Challenges associated with quality, reliability and cost have been addressed, positioning satellite communication for exponential growth and mass adoption. At the most fundamental level, HTS represents a major advance in satellite architecture design. Read Now

High Throughput On The High Seas. Trade show panels always make for lively market discussions. So when I was asked to join “What’s New in Maritime Satellite Communications: A look at the Coming Advancements in Technology” at the Nor-Shipping event in Oslo this past week, I jumped aboard—no pun intended. Read Now

Crunch Time is Approaching: What’s Your HTS Plan? In the coming months a number of new programs will hit launch on their HTS service. The consensus is that HTS will form a very important part of the satellite market going forward, and people should consider how they should engage. Read Now

Satellite 2015: Opportunity Rises Across Satellite. It’s time to start putting a high throughput satellite (HTS) plan in place. During the session “Big Four – Crunch Time Approaches,” they spoke of a coming period of acceleration in the market; one that will necessitate HTS plans to be in place sooner rather than later. Read Now

HTS: 5 Points to Prepare for 2015. 2015 will be a year in which we continue to see more developments on the HTS front. Based on my participation in various conferences and other industry events, I have come away with five distinct things to watch as we prepare for 2015. Read Now

What's on the Horizon for HTS? A few trends stuck out from NSR’s earlier released Global Satellite Capacity Supply and Demand, 11th edition. In particular, trends associated with High Throughput Satellite (HTS) contained in the report set the stage for the next stage in its growth. Read More

Coming Down From Space. Satellite operators need to change their business model. A lot is written about the benefits and advancements of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) and the impact they will have on the satellite market. However, satellite operators will find it more difficult to sell megahertz (MHz) in a hub co-location model, as described here, and instead will sell megabits per second (Mbps) and in a managed service model due to the increased infrastructure requirements created by multi spot beam satellites. Read Now

HTS: A (Business) Model for Success. This high throughput satellites (HTS) infographic provides a snapshot of four different business models we are seeing that will be available with HTS. Each business model presents core benefits for both satellite operators and service providers, which have been highlighted in order to provide direction on delivering services. Download Now

iDirect Partner Perspective: Telesat - Nigel Gibson, Telesat’s Vice President of International Sales, offers his perspective on high throughput satellites (HTS), the company’s key initiatives and why it’s an exciting time to be involved in the satellite communications industry. Read Now

Ku v Ka: Battle of the Bands. NSR coined the term “HTS” to encompass this model, whether with KU or Ka, but which band do you think is better suited to HTS? Read Now

Antenna Size: Does it Matter? One key question that customers of satellite service providers will ask is if Ka band allows them to use smaller terminals, or higher data rates from a reflector of the same size. This is a very attractive proposition to most satellite users, especially if size or weight is a consideration, usually for many military applications. Read Now

Hub Side Fade. Adaptive will help mitigate rain fade on the hub side of things, but from a hub reliability and redundancy standpoint these are becoming even more critical. The centralized nature of having all of your hub equipment in a single feeder link, typically at a single teleport or multiple teleports in different feeder links, leads to larger network sizes, and the need to have a lot more redundancy and reliability of the link, in general. Read Now

What's Next In High Throughput Satellites (HTS). One of the most widely anticipated sessions at Satellite 2014 was “What’s Next in HTS.” NSR president Christopher Baugh moderated a panel of industry leaders who shared their insights on how HTS will propel satellite communications forward and how best to manage this critical inflection point. Read Now

Power to Scale to HTS Networks. Much has been said about the exciting changes in the VSAT industry, not least with the many High Throughput Satellites (HTS) launched or planned. Read Now

Smooth Sailing for Maritime High Throughput Satellites (HTS)? Market forecasts show that the number of maritime vessels relying on VSAT as their primary means of communications will more than double by 2016, to more than 26,000. Terry Neumann, iDirect’s director of market strategy, talks current trends and future direction of this market with regards to HTS. Read Now

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