Skyline Communications, global leader in end-to-end multi-vendor network management and OSS software solutions for the broadcast, satellite, cable, telco and mobile industry, announces its endorsement of the Better Satellite World initiative. This campaign is uniting the satellite industry and its users in spreading the word that the modern world is unthinkable without satellite communication.
Satellite communication is vital to governments, economies and people. It allows governments to organize rescue efforts in case of disasters and to protect their people and borders, it can provide internet access on ships, on airplanes and in remote areas, and it helps to connect people by closing the digital divide. In other words, satellite is a key medium where other connectivity is not at hand or not economically feasible. But even for applications less obvious to the consumer, satellite plays a key role: video fragments watched on TV, PC, tablet or smartphone, through a cable, Wi-Fi, cellular, telco or terrestrial connection, have often been re-transmitted multiple times over satellite. This means that even though satellite is constantly used in our day-to-day activities, many people are not aware of this.
“Our satellite communication networks are in danger,” says Robert Bell, Executive Director, Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), “other industries are lobbying to get parts of our valuable C-Band spectrum, a frequency band critical to high-quality and high-volume service delivery. Our Better Satellite World initiative is meant to create more awareness of the relevance of satellite to us all. Increased awareness will help the satellite community to keep the valuable satellite services on air.”
DataMiner, the globally leading end-to-end multivendor NMS/OSS system deployed by more than 500 customers around the world, is used to manage satellite networks spread across all continents more efficiently than ever before. DataMiner manages data and video traffic across hybrid networks, balancing between fiber and satellite utilization. In addition, DataMiner facilitates highly efficient booking and reservation of satellite bandwidth, scheduling over time, across frequency bands, across beams (roaming), and across different applications. Whether it is for news gathering, sports contribution, news exchange, primary distribution to cable and telco head ends, distribution to towers or Direct-to-Home distribution, DataMiner manages the end-to-end connectivity including the satellite space segment bandwidth, as well as the fiber optic links. DataMiner also manages VSAT networks from multiple vendors, facilitating data connectivity to rural and mobility markets, amongst others.
“We firmly believe in the importance of satellites in creating a better future,” explains Steven Soenens, Product Marketing Director. “Though DataMiner allows the satellite spectrum to be managed more effectively than ever before, it is still very important to preserve the spectrum allocated to satellite communication. That’s why we’re proud to endorse the Better Satellite World Campaign, and we’ll demonstrate this by displaying the campaign button on our website and in our official communications.”
More info on the Better Satellite World initiative on www.bettersatelliteworld.com.