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1 1 Satellite solutions for Broadband connectivity Seminar ETSI/Ministry of Health of Mexico, Tuxtla, May 2006 Nathalie Ricard Telecommunications Department European Space Agency

2 2 ESA has 17 member States : Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Canada takes part in some projects under a cooperation agreement. An inter-governmental organisation with a mission to provide and promote - for exclusively peaceful purposes - the exploitation of: Space science, research & technology Space applications What is ESA?

3 3 ESA world locations

4 4 08/ All Member States participate in Space Science mandatory programmes. Human space flight and exploration In addition, members chose the level of participation in optional programmes: Microgravity research Earth observation Telecommunications Satellite navigation Launcher development ESA programmes

5 5 M : Million of Euro

6 6 ESA is fully independant from commercial operators ESA is responsible for research and development of space projects. Operational systems are transferred to new or specially established organisations: On completion of qualification, these projects are handed over to outside bodies for the production/exploitation phase. Launchers : Arianespace - launcher production phase Telecommunications : Eutelsat & Inmarsat - international communications services via ECS/MARECS Meteorology : Eumetsat - Meteosat weather satellites Satellite Navigation : Galileo, Joint, Undertaking (with the E.U.)

7 7 115 launches of ARIANE 4 for 155 satellites in total ( ) Telecom Satellites launched: 139 Others: 16 (Earth Observation + Weather + Science) Telecom: a commercial success

8 8 The DVB-RCS standard for broadband access

9 9 DVB-RCS defines a Return Channel over Satellite for broadband systems based on DVB-S Specification initially defined by satellite operators working under the auspices of ESA Work taken over by DVB Project, which is responsible for standard maintenance ETSI approves its publication as EN , according to their defined procedures Definition started in Sept 1997 Editions 1st (v1.2.2)12/00 2nd (v1.3.1) 03/03: RSAT 3rd (v1.4.1) 09/05: DVB-S2 DVB-RCS background

10 10 Defined by group of interested companies: scrutinised, optimised, built by consensus Based on commercial requirements Broad range of services and applications supported Future-proof (e.g. DVB-S2) Based on successful DVB-S: availability of mass market low cost satellite TV receivers Enables interoperability between products DVB-RCS is an Open Standard

11 11 Several system integrators Several terminal suppliers Different choices of options and parameters Several generations of system implementations: cost & feature optimised Multiple implementations of DVB-RCS Enables interoperability between products

12 12 Networks accept user terminals from several suppliers User terminal operates in different networks Definition of interoperability

13 13 ESA strategy for DVB-RCS

14 14 ESA fostered the creation of the SatLabs Group to: 1.Ensure interoperability between DVB-RCS terminals and systems 2.Achieve low-cost implementations of DVB-RCS products ESA is chairing the SatLabs Group and leads most working groups Key developments for the implementation of interoperability verification are carried out by ESA –Common Test Bed for interoperability testing ESA also funds key technological developments needed to reduce cost –Low cost Components –Low cost installation mechanisms ESA strategy for DVB-RCS

15 15 SatLabs Group basics Association set up to bring the DVB-RCS standard to large-scale adoption –Foster availability of interoperable products –Ensure availability of solutions for interoperability testing and certification Membership open to all organizations worldwide interested in the DVB-RCS standard Main emphasis on interoperability but addressing other aspects related to DVB-RCS implementation Creation: October 2001

16 16 ESA/SatLabs cooperation Short Term Interop. Action Compliance Test Profiles Test Plan Test Bed Development Component Specs Technology Developments

17 17 SatLabs Membership Service + Access Provider Satellite Operator Satellite Supplier System Supplier Equipment Supplier Techno Supplier Avanti Aramiska FranceTelecom MonacoTelecom Satlynx Eutelsat HellasSat Hispasat JSAT NewSkies SESAstra Telesat Alcatel Astrium Alcatel EMS Gilat HNS Nera Newtec Pentamedia Shiron ViaSat Alcatel Bell NDSatcom Thomson AASKI Invacom Skyware Spacebridge STMicro Verisat Visiosat

18 18 Qualification/Certification Programme status 1 st Certificate issued in August 2005 Since then 4 other terminal vendors obtained a certificate Others under preparation to start Qualification testing

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21 21 DVB-RCS :Evolution and Benchmarking

22 22 Bit-rate gain (same C/N and symbol-rate) of 25-35% depending on modes and applications Large flexibility to potentially match any transponder characteristics Spectrum efficiencies from 0.5 to 4.5 bit/s/Hz C/N range from –2.4 to +16 dB with 1 dB granularity DVB-S2 improvements 0.7 – 1 dB from the Shannon limit probably means that: In the course of our lifetime we will never have to design another system for satellite broadcasting

23 23 Support of Quality of Service Support of DiffServ mechanisms (ie. PHB over DVB-RCS) Performance Enhancing Proxy Definition of a standard PEP Harmonised Management and Control Planes Extend standard toward higher OSI layers DVB-RCS evolution: current topics Standardisation work is on-going: all topics discussed at SatLabs Plenary session on 10&11 May 2006

24 24 Pilot projects for broadband connectivity

25 25 ESA is supporting provision of new applications with commercial potential through Pilot Projects: all activities involve a user community through a pre-operational phase of actual utilisation of the system Several Pilot Projects address Broadband Access Services, e.g. Inspire Pacific Skies Applications

26 26 INSPIRE is a validation pilot services on a large scale (6000 users) to provide Internet access in selected non-metropolitan areas –Provide WiFi connections to consumers –Establish an operational 24×7 service addressing all key operational aspects such as billing, QoS, integration with terrestrial networks, installation, commissioning, maintenance etc. –Charge end users at price comparable to xDSL. –Collect detailed roll-out and operational information on an unprecedented scale to provide a massive test bed for Digital Divide hypotheses. INSPIRE: broadband via DVB-RCS + WiFi

27 27 INSPIRE: system architecture Internet Service Provider

28 28 That satellite broadband can service the needs of Home Users and SMEs in Rural Areas, the driving engine behind rural development That broadband via satellite is viable at competitive pricing throughout Europe Prove the business case for system with lower capacity costs INSPIRE: what does it prove? That satellite can deliver comparable performance to terrestrial services It will be used to provide evidence that larger scale European plans are feasible and can help solve EU policy issues

29 29 INSPIRE: status Phase 1: Design and Procurement: –suppliers selection complete mid 2006 Phase 2: Initial deployment –DVB-RCS hub commissioning completed May 2006 –Basic Service Launch June 2006 with 100 terminals installed –Integrated quality of service support and advanced management functions available by October 2006 Phase 3: Large scale deployment –Interoperability between RCS terminals (at least two sources) –600 terminals/6000 users dense deployment in place Q –Pilot operation until end 2007 –Evaluation end 2007

30 30 Pacific Skies: Broadband for Asia Middle East beam South East beam North East beam NSS6 HUB INTERNET Users: - ISP - SOHO - Households Internet Access using cost-effective DVB-RCS solution to provide broadband connectivity in Middle East and South Asian Regions

31 31 Premium Internet Access and Corporate Services Product in Asia and Middle East New developments on the DVB-RCS platform: - Techniques to mitigate the attenuation on Ku band due to high rainfall - DVB-RCS network synchronisation for multi-beam satellite systems Shared Hub for Multi Provider access to the IP backbone - Monitoring tools and reports to assess per ISP the level of service provided - Implementation of different topologies to optimise network performance - Accelerated traffic / Prefetching Pacific Skies: Broadband for Asia

32 32 Pilot Operations during 17 months (Dec 04 to Apr 06) with more than 100 terminals: Positive feedback from Internet Service Providers 3 Satellite Terminals were deployed in Aceh to support the Tsunami relief efforts in 2005, being used with WiFi access extension: The service is now fully ready for the commercial roll-out Pacific Skies: Broadband for Asia

33 33 ESA Telecom website

34 34 ESA Telecom Contact Points ESA - ESTEC Telecommunications Department Directorate of EU and Industrial Programmes

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