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