NovelSat Achieves World Record Scalability from 100Kbps to 850Mbps Satellite Data Transmission

Milestone reached in tests using NovelSat NS3 and NovelSat DUET satellite transmission technologies

Boston, MA, March 4, 2014 Following live lab tests conducted by NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technologies, the company has announced that they transmitted data at a sustained rate of 850Mbps using the entire spectrum of an 84MHz satellite bandwidth. That is compared with the previous industry record of 730Mbps, which was also far ahead of the industry, set by NovelSat in 2013. This enhanced spectral efficiency is available from NovelSat for new customers and existing customers with NovelSat NS3000 satellite modems, offering significant savings in operational costs.

For teleports, telcos and cellular operators using satellite backhaul, and other organizations offering data intensive applications, this new breakthrough makes it possible to transmit high volumes of full duplex data, video and voice communication over a single transponder segment with no restrictions, even up to MODCOD 64ASPK 9/10 at 80 MSPS.

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NovelSat NS3000 Satellite Modem

The NovelSat NS3000 satellite modem used in the tests was powered by NovelSat NS3™ and NovelSat DUET™ technologies. NovelSat NS3 satellite transmission technology improves spectral efficiency, on average, by 40% and as much as 62% compared with gear based on industry standard DVB-S2 technology. NovelSat NS3 is also extremely resilient to jamming and interference, weather fluctuations and phase noise.

NovelSat DUET band reuse technology doubles satellite capacity by using the same frequency for both uplink and downlink. This capacity multiplication comes atop the world’s highest spectral efficiency, delivered by NovelSat NS3. Together, these technologies offer the scalability to deliver from 100Kbps up to 850Mbps on a single modem. NovelSat DUET also enables live video and IP data to be transmitted on the same channel without additional bandwidth allocation.

“The 850Mbps announcement solidifies the technology lead that NovelSat has established in the satellite transmission market,” said Dan Peleg, Vice President of R&D of NovelSat. “As satellite bandwidth demands grow, NovelSat helps some of the world’s largest communications companies cope with the change and take advantage of advances in satellite technology.”

According to NovelSat, the 100Kbps to 850Mbps milestone will be followed by additional technology announcements in the near term which will add even more capacity enhancements to the NovelSat lineup of satellite transmission products.


About NovelSat
NovelSat is a technology company dedicated to providing the next-generation modulation standard for satellite communications. NovelSat NS3™ technology – encompassing ultra-high end modulators, demodulators, modems and ASICs – essentially replaces DVB-S2 as the industry standard. NovelSat delivers the fastest data rates, the widest pipe and the most compelling ROI. That means you get the best performance at the lowest costs, resulting in the highest profits. Learn more about the rapidly-growing list of global broadcasters, communications service providers, defense contractors and systems integrators already maximizing satellite capacity with NovelSat NS3 at

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