AXESS Networks, a provider of connectivity solutions via satellite, has been chosen by the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) to provide connectivity and teleport services on the Appendix 30B C-band space segment on-board its Arabsat-5A satellite at an orbital location of 30.5°E with a coverage footprint across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
AXESS global infrastructure is recognized by the WTA (World Teleport Association) and Tier-3 certified. Together with Arabsat, AXESS is establishing what it calls a state-of-the-art Appendix C-band network consisting of an antenna system equipped with the latest technology.
The Arabsat-5A earth station is connected to the teleport distribution matrix allowing direct access to a broad range of technology platforms covering most common use case scenarios ranging from dedicated broadband SCPC solutions up to complex MF-TDMA and Mx-DMA HUB-based network platforms.
AXESS says that this multifaceted configuration is ideally suited for large trunk links of mobile network operators and ISPs. The new service will also provide a useful solution for multi-site networks with significant connectivity and data requirements.
As AXESS explains, C-band has many benefits over other commonly used frequency bands, such as continental-wide coverage zones and low susceptibility to rain fade. However, there may be issues with upcoming 5G deployments and interference from increasing deployments of fixed wireless broadband systems, radars and aircraft altimeters.
Appendix 30B overcomes these potential issues. It is limited to the upper spectrum frequency range of 4.5 – 4.8MHz. This range neither overlaps with 5G allocations nor it is exposed to interference from other wireless terrestrial systems.