Satcom Global expands Ku-band VSAT coverage

Satcom Global has added a new satellite to its Ku-band Aura VSAT service, expanding coverage and capacity across the North Pacific from satellite operator SES, Satcom Global’s primary network supplier.

The addition of coverage from the NSS-6 satellite will augment the existing Satcom Global footprint in place over the Pacific Ocean, providing better coverage and connectivity for customers sailing trans-Pacific trade routes, as well as offering additional line of sight options if they are required.

NSS-6 sits in geostationary orbit with 60 high-power Ku-band transponders which can be flexibly allocated to its six Ku-band broad beams. The satellite also has 12 super-high-gain Ka-band broad beams.

This latest network improvement follows the addition of SES-14 and SES-15 HTS beams to Satcom Global’s VSAT network in early 2020. The Aura service runs on the iDirect Velocity platform, used by service providers to deploy managed HTS and multi-spot beam architectures, consisting of a varying number of beams, frequencies, and throughput.

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