Delivering an Immersive User Experience over Mobile Networks
The NovelSat Satellite-Mobile Video Network is a comprehensive satellite broadcast/multicast solution for the delivery of live TV and OTT video services. It enables mobile service providers to roll out TV and video services on a large scale while optimizing network investment.
As video dominates mobile data traffic, a mobile service provider using a hybrid satellite-terrestrial network can now keep pace with traffic growth while introducing new video services such as live TV channel bundles.
Complementing existing backhaul links with a satellite broadcast overlay enables service providers to leverage 4G infrastructure while evolving to 5G networks and services. The broadcast overlay network delivers new levels of video quality and volume for OTT distribution to remote cache storage and for live TV streaming, thus offloading broadband backhaul connections.
“Satellite has a unique set of attributes that make it ideal for many use cases and NSR expects demand for hybrid satellite-terrestrial video delivery networks to take off circa 2020.”
4G/5G Cell Sites – Hybrid Broadband-Broadcast Network
Remote Servers – OTT delivery to remote cache servers
High Density Locations – Airports, shopping malls, train stations, etc.
Local Wi-Fi – Villages, enterprises, government, etc.
Mobility – Airlines, cruise ships, trains, etc.
Other Use Cases – E-learning, software updates, telematics, other data
Comprehensive End-to-End Solution
The NovelSat satellite-to-mobile video solution incorporates all core-to-edge video delivery functionalities including high-efficiency multi-stream, multi-profile video encoding/decoding, multi-channel video transcoding, multi-profile video packaging, high-efficiency satellite modulation/demodulation, the highest level of content security and protection, content entitlement and scheduling tools, resource management and optimization and more.
The comprehensive solution comprises a Video Core, a Video Edge Gateway, a Video Manager and a Network Management System. Utilizing software-based modules, the solution is highly scalable and enables large-scale deployment of ample bandwidth to numerous cell sites and locations.
Solution Advantages for MNOs
The NovelSat Satellite-Mobile Video Network makes it easier and more cost-effective for mobile network operators to:
- Keep pace with video traffic growth
- Go beyond connectivity and roll-out new revenue-generating services (e.g., live TV bundles + ads)
- Leverage existing 4G backhaul investment to build 5G networks