It has been over three months since Internet protocol over satellite (IPoS) became the first global standard for the industry. Following ratification by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) in February 2005 of the original TIA (Telecommunications Institute of America) standard approved in 2004, most recently ITU in Geneva has also ratified IPoS. What is the market impact, now that the world’s major standards setting bodies have approved the IPoS standard?
"Now ratified and approved by the three major standards bodies, IPoS opens the door for greater optimization and economies of scale throughout the satellite industry," said Pradman Kaul, CEO of Hughes Network Systems. ”It translates into more opportunity for suppliers to accelerate cost reduction and for service providers to expand addressable markets in all segments.”
For HNS, it means double-digit growth rates in terminals and new DIRECWAY® subscribers. All DIRECWAY terminals are IPoS compliant, representing well over 500,000 sites worldwide. And the latest generation DW7000 family of high-speed routers is expected to further increase the significant lead of IPoS-compliant systems over competing systems.