Satellite Access Services

Abstract

Satellite systems are unique in that they can effectively provide access, trunk and international links through the same physical infrastructure due to their inherent wide-area coverage. Satellites are increasingly being seen as a flexible delivery mechanism which can meet a diverse set of needs, from Internet access to global packet-based private networks. This paper analyses the access capabilities of existing satellite systems in terms of capabilities and limitations and looks at future system proposals which aim to fully integrate satellite systems into terrestrial networks for the delivery of advanced services. The long-term objective is to give service providers an additional access technology option for both national mass markets and global connectivity.

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Wakeling, J.F., Dobbie, W.H. Satellite Access Services. BT Technology Journal 16, 112–121 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1009699814474

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Keywords

  • Satellite System
  • Access Service
  • Access Technology
  • Advanced Service
  • Physical Infrastructure