Introduction to THOR 7

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s (TSBc) THOR 7 Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) payload offers 6-9 Gbps throughput with up to 25 simultaneously active spot beams. It will offer services with download speeds in the tens of Mbps, even from small antennas and deliver uplink speeds anywhere from 2Mbps to 6Mbps (depending upon antenna size). Service reliability is key, with TSBc implementing a package of solutions to mitigate rain-fade on Ka band.

Demand for reliable connections continues to grow rapidly due to the increased use of IP applications such as broadband internet access, VOIP, video streaming, email and improved access to corporate networks, so that those at sea can stay in touch with business operations, as well as to improve the quality of life for crew working aboard offshore vessels.

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) provides high powered satellite capacity to facilitate ever increasing industry demands for both bandwidth and reliability.  From its long established 1˚West orbital location, TSBc delivers solutions to the main providers of connectivity for the maritime and offshore markets.Our existing Ku band beams deliver strong signals and provide optimal coverage in busy shipping lanes, including the Mediterranean, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Barents Sea.

With the launch of THOR 7, TSBc will also provide High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Ka band services, delivering the highest performing satellite payload designed for the maritime market.

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