Bridging the digital divide and connecting people anywhere, anytime
Today, citizens want to be connected anywhere and anytime; people want to have access to more and more content at any given moment; and we want to eliminate all shadow zones and bridge the digital divide to ensure connectivity anywhere in the world.
Satellite communications systems, especially the digital variety, are undoubtedly the best solution to meet the requirements of a fast changing and fiercely competitive market.
At the forefront of very high throughput satellite solutions
Satellite systems, especially the latest digital models, are clearly the best way to address the requirements of the fast-changing and highly competitive telecom market. New market segments are also emerging, especially aeronautical and maritime communications, driving a boom in connectivity requirements. The very high throughput satellite (VHTS) solutions spearheaded by Thales Alenia Space are digital, to offer tremendous flexibility.
This type of system was first developed for military telecom applications and more recently transitioned to the commercial market. Digital VHTS systems combine high capacity, agility and competitiveness, allowing operators to adapt distribution across their coverage zone at any given moment. In other words, this type of payload addresses the changing needs of operators throughout a typical telecommunications satellite mission’s lifetime.
To mention a few, we will provide EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS, featuring a powerful digital processor to enable the quick deployment of high-speed Internet access in areas that are isolated or have low population density. We are also manufacturing telecommunications satellites, such as SES-17, offering connectivity services for aviation passengers. With recent contracts for Indonesia as well as for Eutelsat or Hispasat operators, Thales Alenia Space becomes world leader on the Very High Throughput Satellite market.