BT Claims Satellite Technology Breakthrough
BT hopes a new technology development could help companies maximize their use of satellite capacity. It has developed a satellite modulation technology, which it states can triple the capacity of existing satellite communication links. The technology can be deployed at ground stations. BT decided to develop the system as a result of the relatively high costs involved in leasing satellite capacity.
Mike Carr, director of research and venturing, commented, “Seeing the big growth in ISP backbone connection by satellite some two years ago, especially from the U.K. and USA to Middle and Far Eastern countries, we were prompted to develop a technology to help maximize the use of bandwidth, and so reduce cost. Satellite is a particularly useful delivery method for asymmetrically delivered data, whereby more data is needed to be delivered than received from a given destination.”