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KA-SAT: The first high throughput satellite in Europe


KA-SAT marks a new generation of satellite technology. The High Throughput Satellite is configured with 82 spotbeams and connected to a network of ten ground stations, making it the most advanced multi-spot satellite in the world. The satellite’s ground network uses ViaSat’s SurfBeam® 2 technology; this configuration enables frequencies to be reused 20 times and takes total throughput to beyond 90 Gbps.


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Faster Internet for everyone

As a powerful new platform for delivering high bandwidth services, KA-SAT provides cost-effective and competitive solutions to users across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, delivering speeds of up to 22 Mbps downstream and 6 Mbps upstream.

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High throughput capability for professional applications

KA-SAT responds to professional requirements for higher volume and bandwidth in applications ranging from enterprise networks to Internet backhaul, backup services and M2M connectivity. For this type of heavier bandwidth use, the KA-SAT terminal can deliver speeds of up to 50 Mbps downstream and 20 Mbps upstream.

A greener choice

Satellite communication is probably the most ecological way to communicate over long distances today. It is the only way to reach isolated areas with high-speed connectivity without having to install expensive landlines or build complex ground infrastructure. KA-SAT’s transmissions run entirely on solar energy and the complete satellite launch procedure, using hydrogen engines, generates about the same amount of CO2 as a US coast-to-coast aeroplane trip on a Boeing 747. The advantages of KA-SAT include:

  • 90+ Gbps of total capacity, far more throughput than first generation Ka-band satellites
  • An integrated system designed and optimised for data delivery
  • Spot beam architecture, which enables more effective user bandwidth by frequency reuse
  • Smaller, less expensive terminals with greater speeds
  • Allows one signal to be received simultaneously by an unlimited number of users across an entire continent or more.

 

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