TELIKOM PNG (Telikom) recently upgraded its Ku-Band Broadband ViaSat system that will enable customers to use their bandwidths more effectively utilising all of the bandwidth and reducing signal distortion conditions such as rain fade. The hub upgrade will mean more customer benefit to maximize the link by delivering more applications and services.
Telikom Acting Chief of Technical James Banduru said one advantage with this upgraded system is the reduction of satellite bandwidth requirement by up to 63 per cent for downstream and allows for bandwidth up to 18 per cent for uploading.
“This upgrading will benefit a large set of applications that use flexible return link bandwidth allocation to guarantee improved transfer rate and IP quality of service,” Mr Banduru said. He added that broadband ViaSat in remote sites around the country have been upgraded to include the Adaptive Coding and Modulation and Uplink Power Control while a recent visit by a ViaSat engineer to upgrade the hub and train local staff is complete and Telikom clients can expect improved ViaSat services with favourable rates.
“With Telikom’s extensive network providing telecommunication services nationwide, our ViaSat hub is locally based and maintenance of remote sites can be readily taken care of by technicians nearest to the site concerned,” he added.
For most corporate business the ViaSat serves as a backup link while some clients are now considering using the ViaSat system for their primary link.
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