Monday, June 11, 2012

Hughes Tests Satellite Backhaul for GSM with Nokia Siemens Networks

Hughes Network Systems completed end-to-end verification of its HX System with Nokia Siemens Networks' GSM Base Station.

Testing showed that the Hughes HX260 platform, in combination with Nokia Siemens Networks' GSM Radio Access operating over the bandwidth optimized 'Packet Abis' interface, provides a reliable satellite mobile backhaul solution.

Cellular backhaul in either star or mesh configurations is supported. Hughes said its fast packet processing design reduces round trip latency to approximately 600 milliseconds and one-way jitter to 20 milliseconds, resulting in superior voice quality and very efficient data throughput—essential for real-time applications. A just-in-time burst feature on the return channel ensures that data packets are transmitted at the earliest possible opportunity.

"This successful integration testing provides both companies with a ready-to-deploy, packaged GSM/satellite solution," said Vince Onuigbo, senior marketing director at Hughes responsible for the cellular backhaul market. "It is ideal to extend cellular coverage in hard-to-serve and rural areas, where terrestrial backhaul is prohibitively expensive, representing a significant market opportunity globally."