Satellites function as a cell or Microwave tower in the sky, transmitting data from one point on the earth to another.
Attributes of Satellite Systems
- Large Geographic Coverage interconnecting widely distributed networks, providing broadcasting services over a country, region, or entire hemisphere “last mile” connectivity for telecom services, broadband and video services
- Instant infrastructure, whether for network redundancy or emergency connectivity.
- Mobility, whether for voice, data or broadband or mobile video.
Satellites in Telecommunications
- Commercial satellites are an essential component of the global communications infrastructure
- Satellites carry the world’s media content around the globe
- Satellites deliver television, radio and broadband services directly to consumers
- Satellites offer mobile and portable voice, data and video globally
- Satellite networks link businesses among widely-dispersed locations
- Satellites provide connectivity and network restoration for remote and rural telecommunications operators
- Satellites are critical to disaster recovery and emergency preparedness
- Satellites provide critical communications and network restoration services following natural disasters
- The satellite industry is a subset of both the telecommunications and space industries
- Satellite industry revenues represent 61% of space industry revenues and 4% of telecommunications industry revenues