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Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave by Jonathan Higgins

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The use of satellite capacity

We have now reached the point where we can look at the different types of satellite capacity available, and how satellite capacity is actually accessed. SNG can be used across all types of capacity, but we will look at occasional capacity in particular.

The price structure of capacity, whether it is occasional, long- or short-term lease, pre-emptible or non-pre-emptible, is determined on at least the following four parameters:

(1)  period required

(2)  bandwidth

(3)  power

(4)  geographical coverage.

Satellite capacity can be bought for periods from 10 min to 15 years, and this describes the range of services from occasional to long-term lease.

Bandwidth can be bought from a 100 kHz to 150 MHz. For analogue video, ...

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