The addition of Inmarsats L-band
service to EshailSats portfolio means that however remote the location or harsh the climatic conditions, customers will always stay connected.
Cobham SATCOM is an experienced first-mover in the development of L-band
terminals and is already established as a market and technology leading enabler within the sector," said Anders Tue Olsen, Business Manager, L-Band
, Maritime Business Unit, Cobham SATCOM.
The two analog tuner outputs are digitized by two Texas Instruments ADS5463 500 MHz 12-bit A/D converters to capture the full 123 MHz bandwidth, three times that of Pentek's previous L-Band
VSAT services from Ku-band, L-band
, C-band, and HTS
Harmonized and mandated for mobile broadband by the European Union in May 2015, L-Band
spectrum can be used for Supplemental Downlink (SDL), helping Mobile Network Operators to meet the global demand for increased mobile data traffic.
This approach is of particular relevance for MENA countries where downlink data traffic is booming and where the harmonisation and use of L-band
SDL can generate substantial economic and social benefits reaching $26bn, as elaborated in a report by Plum Consulting," he added.
The result is that tree leavesand rain block a much larger proportion of an L-band
wavelengdi than a military UHF wavelength, leading to more interference.
The sale will include Inmarsat's microwave and WiMAX networks in the US Gulf of Mexico serving drillers, producers and energy vessel owners; its VSAT interests in Russia, the UK, the US and Canada, its telecommunications systems integration business operating worldwide, and its retail L-band
energy satcoms business.
The trial system, which uses L-band
frequencies for testing, was authorised by the French telecoms regulator, Arcep, in June 2012.
The EU has also been looking for the L-band
as Europe-wide spectrum for DVB-H broadcasts.
The chipset consists of a baseband chip, the MB87Q2040, which interfaces to a host CPU/MCU via an UART serial interface; and an RF front-end chip, the MB15H156, which supports GPS L-band
The card cage can be ordered with up to ten receiver modules at any available frequency or any combination of L-Band
transmitters or receivers.