UUNet en ICG Satellite Services gaan een satelliet in de lucht hangen die tegen een snelheid van 155,5Mbit/sec een intercontinentale verbinding kan onderhouden. Hier heb je de info uit een deze newsposting van AGN Hardware:
UUNet and ICG Satellite Services have teamed up to launch the world's first commercial satellite-fed OC-3 service. OC-3 connections operate at around 155.5 megabits per second (Mbps) simplex, which means that UUNet will be able to provide wideband Internet feeds across the Intelsat 605, 801 and 805 satellites from its New Jersey teleport. Nancy Price, a spokesperson for ICG, told Newsbytes that test transmissions on the satellite-fed OC-3 service have already taken place between the US and South America.
The full service, she said, will allow UUNet to offer wideband connections into the US Internet backbone from both South America and Europe. The satellite connection has an outbound (i.e. from the US) transmission rate of 155.5 Mbps with an option of 1 to 45 Mbps for the return service. UUNet says that the main reason for developing the new service was to maximize, to the greatest extent, both the amount of data rate per unit of satellite space segment and also the effective Internet throughput of the service. In tests, ICG says it achieved a 98.5 percent throughput on the asymmetric serve, and a full 155.5 Mbps transmission within 72 megahertz (MHz) of satellite space.
Jongsoo Kim, ICG Satellite Service's engineer manager, said that these levels of throughput are an achievement that is currently unmatched by any other operational satellite asymmetric design.
The result, he said, will be an extremely efficient service that significantly reduces ICG customers' international circuit costs. UUNet says that, because its Holmdel teleport satellite earth station in New Jersey is incorporated in the North American Internet backbone at OC-12 speeds, the ICG satellite connection will offer European and South American customers access to the US Internet backbone at the fastest possible speeds.