Glossary

Downlink

 

DSL

 

Equatorial Orbit

 

Fi2

 

FSS

 

FTTH

 

Gbps

 

GEO

 

Gimballed Antenna

 

HSDPA

 

IP

 

ISP

 

ITU

 

Ka Band

 

Latency

 

LSC

 

LTE

 

Mbps

 

MEO

 

MHz

 

Modem

 

Ms

 

MSA

 

OC-12

 

PCD

 

PLCR

 

RF

 

RfP

 

SCC

 

SCPC

 

TDMA

 

TT&C

 

TWTA

 

Uplink

 

VPN

 

 

Link from Satellite to earth Station

 

Digital Subscriber Line. Equivalent of a high quality internet access

 

An orbit in the same plane as the equator. Orbit time depends onthe distance to earth

 

Fiber 2.0

 

Fixed Satellite Services

 

Fiber to the home

 

Gigabit per second, or 1,000,000,000 binary unit in one second

 

Geostationary Earth Orbit

 

The steerable antenna mounted to the satellite and manufactured by MDA for Thales Alenia Space.

 

High-Speed Downlink Packet Access. A third generation mobile telephony data transfer methodology

 

Internet Protocol

 

Internet Service Provider

 

International Telecommunications Union

 

Frequencies around 17 – 30 GHz with 2,800 MHz of bandwidth available which can be reused many times over by different spot beams

 

The time delay between data leaving the satellite and reaching the ground network or vice versa

 

Launch Services Contract signed between O3b America LLC and Arianespace

 

Long Term Evolution. Cellular 4th generation technologies

 

Mega bits per second

 

Medium Earth Orbit

 

Mega Hertz

 

Modulator and Demodulator taken together

 

Expression for a unit of time for milliseconds

 

Master Services Agreement, the agreement between O3b and its customers for take-or-pay leasing of capacity

 

A bandwidth of 622.08 Mbps of capacity. Now available on satellite technology through O3b Networks

 

Project Completion Date

 

Project Life Cover Ratio

 

Radio Frequency – The O3b system operates at Ka band in the RF spectrum

 

Request for Proposal

 

Satellite Control Center

 

Single Channel per Carrier

 

Time Division Multiple Access – Channel shared by multiple users on a time slot basis

 

Tracking, Telemetry and Command

 

Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier

 

Link from Earth Station to Satellite

 

Virtual Private Network – system to secure and encrypt private network monitoring and control information for communications over the internet