Telefonica Business Solutions expands Satellite Cellular Backhaul services providing 3G/4G in Brazil and Ecuador

Wholesale 15 mayo 2017

15th May 2017

Mobile cellular services have become an integral part of our daily lives, for both personal and business needs. Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) need to constantly increase coverage whilst simultaneously managing costs, in order to meet this growing demand. Due to the high cost and excessive time to deploy terrestrial backhaul networks in hard-to-serve areas, including islands, jungles and mountains, cellular backhaul over satellite is often the only viable option. The continuous evolution of satellite technology has made it feasible to use cellular backhaul over satellite to now serve metro and metro-edge zones, in addition to remote areas.

Telefonica Business Solutions’ Satellite Cellular Backhaul solution makes it possible for MNOs to quickly and cost-effectively expand their cellular networks, with end-to-end solutions that include state-of-the-art technologies.

A recent success story can be found in Ecuador. Telefonica Business Solutions completed the expansion of its Satellite Cellular Backhaul service in the Galapagos Islands, allowing Movistar Ecuador to boost its 2G service, and provide a 3G service, to both the local population and visitors who are mostly visiting the islands as tourists. Another success case can be seen in Brazil, where Telefonica Business Solutions has signed a contract to provide satellite links to transport 4G traffic from Fernando de Noronha, an island located off the northeast coast of Brazil.

With Telefonica Business Solutions’ Satellite Cellular Backhaul service, mobile cellular operators can quickly extend their network, regardless of their geographical location, and protect their land-based links with a satellite-based backup circuit. The Satellite Cellular Backhaul solution is very flexible and adaptable to the specific requirements of mobile operators, taking into account the technological evolution of mobile cellular services, in both voice and data (2G, 3G, 4G…). The service includes very advanced optimization techniques in order to ensure maximum efficiency and performance of the satellite service and to reduce its cost, as a result of the potential to reduce the bandwidth consumption by approximately half.

Telefonica Business Solutions currently provides more than 500 links of Satellite Cellular Backhaul services to MNOs in Brazil, Mexico and Ecuador.

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