NovelSat Introduces NovelSat Sky-Fi – First Mobile Space-based Wireless Internet Access Solution

New business model and additional revenues for DSNG operators

Boston, MA, March 4, 2014 The next time you are at a concert or sporting event and you access Internet services on your mobile device through Wi-Fi provided by the event venue, your video, texts and tweets could be bouncing off a satellite. The likelihood of this scenario has just increased with the unveiling of NovelSat Sky-Fi™ from satellite transmission industry leader NovelSat.

NovelSat Sky-Fi is the first portable satellite-based wireless Internet access solution. Using NovelSat Sky-Fi, Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) operators now can offer free or low-cost public Wi-Fi access to venue and event operators. The best candidates for NovelSat Sky-Fi are venues where large groups of people demand Internet access but cellular service is either prohibitively expensive, congested or altogether inaccessible. Venues that can benefit most include sports and performance arena, tradeshows and large corporate events where data demands come from intense peak activity.

Until now, the high-cost of satellite bandwidth has made space-based Internet connectivity economically unattractive to many event operators. NovelSat Ski-Fi delivers the satellite industry’s most bandwidth efficient satellite transmission, making it possible for DSNG operators to offer additional attractive Internet access solutions. The NovelSat Sky-Fi solution takes advantage of NovelSat NS3™ and NovelSat DUET™ satellite transmission technologies which are available on NovelSat NS3000 satellite modems.

NovelSat NS3 typically improves spectral efficiency by 40% compared with gear based on industry standard DVB-S2 technology. NovelSat DUET echo cancellation technology doubles satellite capacity, already boosted dramatically by NovelSat NS3. Together, these technologies reduce the cost of using satellite bandwidth so significantly that they create new opportunities for satellite communications service providers.

NovelSat NS3000 Satellite Modem

NovelSat NS3000 Satellite Modem

NovelSat NS3 is the world’s most bandwidth efficient and fastest satellite transmission technology, capable of delivering from 100Kbps up to 850Mbps on a single modem. For service providers who already have NovelSat NS3000 modems installed, NovelSat Sky-Fi, like all NovelSat features and upgrades, can be installed over the air.

“NovelSat Sky-Fi is a win-win-win solution,” said Dan Peleg, VP R&D, NovelSat. “DSNG operators gain a new service that they can add to their portfolio. Venue and event operators can meet the data expectations of their audiences where previously they couldn’t and data-hungry event attendees get to enjoy and share their experiences through their mobile devices.”

NovelSat expects to announce the first implementations of NovelSat Sky-Fi in North America shortly.


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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