RESTON, VA, 25 April 2016 — Global satellite fleet operator SES Government Solutions (SES GS) transmitted live video over a 4G nanoLTE bubble powered by Persistent Telecom and an O3b satellite system for U.S. Government customers during a demonstration earlier this month. This roaming service model allows users to stream live video and data from the field to remote commanders in real time. This technology is enabled by O3b’s high throughput Medium Earth Orbit satellites and their low latency features.
“The U.S. Government can now integrate smartphones into remote field operations and create a mobile workforce without facing any delays in communication,” said President and CEO of SES GS, Pete Hoene. “We are proud to be poised and ready to support a global, mobile network for our customers with this capability.”
During the demonstration, U.S. Government customers were able to use mobile phones and tablets outside of Wi-Fi range and transport real time video through the PTI LTE bubble and stream the footage without delay back to a cloud server located in Ashburn, VA. This setup allows for high bandwidth and broadband IP communications which include standard and high definition (HD) video, ultra HD video, voice and teleconferencing. This mission-critical technology is compatible with any standard smartphone and paves the way for an increased use of mobile devices for the warfighter. In essence each soldier, sailor, airman and marine could be a sensor in the overall network.
Typical coverage within a single nanoLTE node is 6 miles in diameter. The sphere of connectivity is scalable with multiple nanoLTE nodes and can be extended up to 22 miles, depending on the exact network configuration. All Persistent Telecom equipment for this particular showcase is easily transportable. The solutions featured in the demonstration are available from Persistent Telecom and SES GS’s GSA Schedule. The demonstration was attended by over 50 U.S. Government guests and is the third consecutive successful demonstration of SES GS applications leveraging O3b’s high throughput and low latency capabilities.
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About Persistent Telecom
Persistent Telecom designs and builds advanced wireless networks. A leader in secure wireless technology, Persistent Telecom is uniquely capable of addressing the complex and dynamic coverage and capacity extension needs of mobile network operators. PTI’s nanoCELL networks are production proven small cell systems currently deployed with over 200 customers in the Government and Enterprise sectors. The Company’s flagship product, the nanoLTE, was specifically developed to deliver high speed data, capable of HD audio/video, to meet the objectives of transformational communication systems. Further information can be found at www.persistent-telecom.net
About SES Government Solutions
SES Government Solutions, a subsidiary of global satellite operator SES, is exclusively focused on meeting the satellite communications needs of the U.S. Government. Leveraging more than four decades of experience in the government SATCOM market, SES Government Solutions offers robust and secure satellite-based communications solutions. Supported by SES’s fleet of over 50 satellites offering comprehensive global coverage, SES Government Solutions offers highly reliable fixed and on-the-move capacity. Further information can be found under www.ses-gs.com
About O3b Networks Limited
O3b Networks Limited is a global satellite service provider building a next-generation satellite network for telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, enterprises and government customers in emerging markets. The O3b system will combine the global reach of satellite with the speed of a fiber‐optic network providing billions of consumers and businesses in nearly 180 countries with low‐cost, high‐speed, low latency Internet and mobile connectivity. O3b Networks’ investors include SES, Google, Liberty Global, HSBC Principal Investments, Northbridge Venture Partners, Allen & Company, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Sofina, Satya Capital and Luxempart. O3b Networks is headquartered in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands.