Advanced Broadband Satellite Services Demonstrated during Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration
An emergency can strike in seconds. When it does, immediate broadband access is one of the keys to getting help where it’s needed—fast.
During the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration held in June, Hughes demonstrated its capabilities for rapid deployment of satellite-based broadband for disaster and emergency response. The annual event focuses on criteria defined by combatant commanders and government agencies, simulating real-time events and putting lifesaving information-sharing technologies to the test.
“SPACEWAY® 3 offers a unique, alternate-path networking solution for U.S. military and government agencies to stay connected when disaster strikes, avoiding the vulnerabilities of terrestrial networks, including the Internet,” said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager, Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes.
Launched into commercial service over North America by Hughes in April 2008, SPACEWAY 3 is the world’s first satellite system with onboard switching and routing, making it ideal to rapidly internetwork any number of sites among military and/or federal, state, and local government agencies. At 10 Gbps throughput, it is the highest capacity satellite in commercial service and employs numerous advances such as onboard packet switching, reusable Ka-band spot beams and a mesh array antenna, enabling the cost-effective delivery of high-quality broadband services across the continent.