Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
  Space Industry and Business News  




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



Satellite Multimedia For Mobile Phones

S-band, which is a new frequency band for both SES and Eutelsat, provides a set of frequencies optimised for supporting a wireless distribution network for the delivery of video and other services to mobile devices, including phones, personal digital assistants, laptop computers and vehicle-mounted receivers.
by Staff Writers
Paris, France (ESA) Jul 27, 2007
ESA's Telecommunications Department is supporting the development of technology needed for satellite systems to broadcast digital multimedia content such as video, television programmes, radio, and data to mobile telephones and vehicle-borne receivers. The development of mobile video services through satellites will provide content providers and operators with alternative or complementary solutions to terrestrial based networks and will bring the benefit of the universal coverage and broadcasting that satellites can provide.

High-power satellites in geostationary orbit have the ability to broadcast to large coverage areas and reach huge numbers of users. The proposed system will employ a mixture of satellites and Earth-based repeaters. Satellites ensure global coverage and repeaters make it possible to receive the signals inside buildings.

The system will be able to be integrated into modern mobile telephone and vehicle-mounted receiver designs at very low cost, making it ideal for the mass-market.

ESA is supporting European industry and satellite operators as they open up this important market sector by partially funding the development and qualification of important components and subsystems. ESA Telecom's existing satellite infrastructure has also been made available for feasibility testing.

ESA's technology support for this application area is being provided under several elements of its Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) programme.

European satellite operators moving ahead
SES Global and Eutelsat Communications are jointly investing in the first European satellite infrastructure for S-band broadcasting of video, radio and data to mobile devices. In view of the innovative nature of this market, SES and Eutelsat have joined forces, forming a joint venture company which will operate and commercialise the S-band payload on Eutelsat's W2A satellite.

Eutelsat has commissioned the W2A satellite from Thales Alenia Space for launch in early 2009. W2A will operate in a geostationary orbit at 10 degrees east, carrying a state-of the-art payload optimised for a broad range of business applications and transmitting in the 2 to 4 GHz band (S-band).

S-band, which is a new frequency band for both SES and Eutelsat, provides a set of frequencies optimised for supporting a wireless distribution network for the delivery of video and other services to mobile devices, including phones, personal digital assistants, laptop computers and vehicle-mounted receivers.

Related Links
Thales Alenia Space
SES
Eutelsat
ESA Telecom for professionals
Satellite-based Internet technologies



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


Vizada Launches SkyFile Access For Better Mobile Satellite Data Transfer
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 22, 2007
Vizada (formerly France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications) launches SkyFile Access, a simple, secure and cost-effective solution enabling users of Inmarsat mobile satellite terminals to optimize data transfer. On land or at sea, SkyFile Access provides a direct, seamless Internet connection for end-users operating in areas with limited access to terrestrial telecoms infrastructure.







  • Satellite Multimedia For Mobile Phones
  • Vizada Launches SkyFile Access For Better Mobile Satellite Data Transfer
  • Bringing Mobile Cellular Phones To The Skyways
  • Rockwell Collins And ARINC Sign Agreement For Broadband Offering

  • India Plans To Double Satellite Launches Within Five Years
  • Spaceway 3 Is Delivered To The Spaceport For Its Mid-August Ariane 5 Launch
  • Russian Space Firm Signs 14 Deals For Commercial Rocket Launches
  • Sea Launch To Resume Zenit Launches In October

  • Boeing Flies Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft
  • Steering Aircraft Clear Of Choppy Air
  • EAA AirVenture 2007
  • Sensors May Monitor Aircraft For Defects Continuously

  • LockMart And Northrop Grumman TSAT Team Announces Partnership With Juniper Networks
  • Northrop Grumman Wins Production Contract For E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
  • Raytheon To Develop Next Generation DIB Architecture
  • ViaSat Wins Order In MIDS Tactical Network Terminal Lot 8 Award

  • Russia To Have Integrated Radar System By 2010
  • Laser Sets Records In Power And Energy Efficiency
  • UCF And Holochip Announce Global Licensing Agreement For Zoom Lens Patents
  • Nature's Secrets Yield New Adhesive Material

  • New SIDC Commander Has The Wright Stuff
  • NASA Administrator Names Ryschkewitsch As New Chief Engineer
  • Hall Appoints Feeney To Top GOP Position On Space And Aeronautics Subcommittee
  • Dodgen Joins Northrop Grumman As Vice President Of Strategy For Missile Systems Business

  • DigitalGlobe Expands Commercial Imagery Distribution Network In Australia And New Zealand
  • DMCii Wins ESA Satellite Imaging Contract
  • Campaign Prepares For Future Land-Surface Monitoring
  • Envisat Captures Breath Of Volcano

  • ShoZu One-Click Image Upload Service To Be Embedded In Samsung Handsets
  • T-Mobile Austria Customers Can Now Avoid Becoming Lost With GPS SatNav From TeleNav
  • Cell Phones And PDAs Revolutionize How Consumers Find Homes On REALTOR.com
  • Salco Technologies Obtains Intrinsically Safe UL913 Certifications For Remote Monitoring Equipment

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright Space.TV Corporation. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space.TV Corp on any Web page published or hosted by Space.TV Corp. Privacy Statement