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Kacific Ka-band Mobile Backhaul a boon to ISPs in APAC region?

Kacific Broadband Satellites, a Singapore-headquartered broadband satellite operator, has introduced a Ka-band Mobile Backhaul service for internet service providers (ISPs) and telecom operators in South-east Asia and the Pacific. This, according to Kacific, will allow operators to extend their network’s range in remote and difficult areas and provide them with an effective way of easing congestion in high-demand urban environments. 

For instance, telcos are able to reduce congestion on their mobile networks in urban areas during peak hours by offloading bandwidth to high-speed satellite, thereby flexibly meeting demand as it occurs. Moreover, operators can provide internet and 4G connectivity to end-users in remote areas by using dedicated satellite broadband from the Kacific1 satellite to connect cell towers. This, in turn, allows operators to rapidly deploy small satellite dishes in places where it would be difficult and costly to use traditional terrestrial connectivity technologies like fibre and microwave. 

As part of Kacific’s FlexVNO solution set, its Mobile Backhaul delivers dedicated wholesale Ka-band satellite bandwidth to telecom operators, who can then tailor it to meet their customers’ needs.

Mobile Backhaul is designed as a transport network solution that connects the core network with cell sites – the Radio Access Network (RAN) – on the mobile network. It delivers a broadband solution that allows mobile operators to flexibly provide 3G and 4G coverage to end-users, connecting them to any small cell or regular mobile tower. 

To mitigate the rain-fade effect on the Ka-band technology, Kacific has also deployed redundant and multiple gateways, adaptive power control, adaptive modulation and coding, a common tool that uses advanced signal processing algorithms. 

Brandon Seir, CCO at Kacific, said, “Mobile Backhaul is a highly flexible, customised solution that addresses some of the most pressing challenges faced by telecom operators.

“It allows operators to solve problems of remote connectivity, urban congestion, and efficient bandwidth utilisation by taking full advantage of FlexiVNO’s power and versatility.”

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