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Network Design

Meeting Application Requirements

When designing a satellite network, our priority is meeting your application requirements as well as our standards for performance and reliability. We have active networks using dozens of different satellite modem, antenna and spacecraft technologies, each tailored to the client’s unique specifications.

Selecting the Best Technology

We select only thoroughly tested and field-proven technology platforms and architectures. To meet the varied needs of our clients, we employ three main types of satellite networking solutions.

  • C, Ku, Ka and L frequency bands
  • Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC)
  • Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)
  • Shared or private network
  • Fixed, mobile or stabilized antenna
  • IP routing and optimization equipment
  • Terrestrial connections

Point-to-Point Dedicated Link (SCPC)

Point-to-Point Dedicated Links use Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC) technology to provide dedicated inbound (transmission from the site) and outbound (receiving at the site) satellite bandwidth exclusively for each individual location. In an SCPC dedicated link, each site receives a true “Committed Information Rate” (CIR), which guarantees a consistent data rate to and from the remote site at all times.

This approach is best suited for high duty-cycle locations that require nearly continuous use of the satellite bandwidth; sites that operate near real-time applications; or sites that host numerous simultaneous sessions of voice, video and data applications. Since the satellite capacity is dedicated exclusively to each individual site, it tends to be the most expensive design topology.

Multi-Point Asymmetric Networks

Multi-point Asymmetric Networks use a combination of an SCPC dedicated link for the inbound transmissions and a much larger shared Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) carrier for outbound communications. The shared outbound TDM bandwidth is generally shared only among sites of a specific client, effectively making it a private cloud for receive-only traffic. In this approach, the data rate for the inbound link is a true CIR, as with an SCPC link. Data rates for outbound can be set with a CIR, but can also be enabled to a benefit from a higher “Managed Information Rate”, when un-utilized capacity is available on the TDM carrier. This approach is well suited to sites with inbound-intensive applications, where data from the remote site may need a near continuous connection (such as real-time video or telemetry data), but communications received at the site are more traditional IP-based applications such as enterprise systems, Internet access and VOIP phone services.

Private Cloud Network

Multi-point Private Networks or Private Cloud Networks use Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) technology carriers for both inbound and outbound bandwidth. This approach can be considerably more efficient than a Dedicated Link or Asymmetric Network solution. It allows the client to determine the amount of bandwidth that is shared (or contended) by its own sites, and therefore control the overall quality of service.

These networks are well suited to clients with multiple geographically dispersed locations within a single satellite coverage area who would benefit from the economies of scale of sharing a common communications infrastructure. TDMA-based networks support a wide variety of IP applications including enterprise systems, Internet access and VOIP services.

ITC Global delivers scalable future-proof network solutions for the evolving VSAT market.

ITC Global has nearly 40 years’ experience designing, building and operating complex satellite network solutions for a variety of remote industrial environments.

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  • Nethope

    Enabling collaboration across non-profits and companies serving communities around the world with information technology solutions, NetHope received connectivity capabilities from ITC Global in response to the 2015 Tropical Cyclone Pam, which devastated the country of Vanuatu.

  • Wildlife Conservation Society

    For more than seven years, ITC Global has delivered communications for the Wildlife Conservation Society, whose mission is to conserve the world's
    largest wild places in 15 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity. 

  • Offshore Energy Services Company

    ITC Global has a long-standing relationship providing voice and high-speed data services to a U.S. oil and gas services company, based in the Gulf of Mexico, that provides global offshore services in well intervention operations. The company’s focus on deep water services, and its leadership in well-interventions, subsea contracting, and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), drove a critical need for real-time monitoring of its operations.

  • American Red Cross

    For more than 4 years, ITC Global has provided VSAT services to the Red Cross in support of its disaster relief efforts. In 2015, ITC Global provided critical communications during response efforts for crises in the Philippines, Sierra Leone, and in Nepal, following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

  • Exploration & Production Oil Major

    The organization is active in all areas of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution, petrochemicals, and power generation.

  • Bridgemans Services Group LP

    Bridgemans Services Group LP provides floating accommodation vessels for crews working anywhere around the world. Bridgemans’ Silja Europa vessel, deployed off the northwest coast of Australia, holds up to 220 crew members and leverages ITC Global for reliable communications capabilities.

  • Remote Hospitality Business

    Papua New Guinea, the least explored country on earth, hosts only a handful of expat hotels. In many cases, satellite and terrestrial services are very poor, leaving business travelers and other hotel guests with limited access to basic internet. For one such hotel, ITC Global’s broadband services have delivered improved connectivity, enabling the business to better serve its guests.

  • Saipem

    When one of Europe’s largest oil and gas exploration and production companies needed to provide complete network communications for its large and diverse fleet of vessels and shore bases, they turned to ITC Global for a custom engineered global satellite network.

  • Subsea 7

    Subsea 7, a leading contractor in seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services to the offshore energy industry, relied on ITC Global to provide a fully managed VSAT system, custom designed to support crew communications for its globally dispersed vessels.

  • Leading Global Resources Company

    A leading global resources company was seeking to develop its flagship MbalamNabeba Iron Ore Project. ITC Global provided a custom engineered satellite communications solution that is tailored to the requirements of their mobile remote field camps.

  • BHP Billiton

    When one of the world’s largest mining exploration and development companies invested in integrated remote operated mining centers (IROC), they turned to ITC Global to provide a high-performance satellite network for their real-time operations and communications.

  • Lead Maritime Industry NavCom Service Provider

    As a leading company in maritime and shipboard systems integration, NavCom Service Provier looked to ITC Global when they planned to develop a global satellite communications service for their client’s vessels.

  • Offshore Supply Vessel

    The client service company is one of the few inspection, repair and maintenance world players able to provide clients with a true one-stop shop service including engineering, project management, ROV services, diving, survey and operating a fleet of high-quality offshore support vessels. 

  • NetHope

    Enabling collaboration across non-profits and companies serving communities around the world with information technology solutions, NetHope and its partner organizations received connectivity capabilities from ITC Global in responding to the West African Ebola crisis.

  • Entertainment Solution for Cruise Ship Partner

    To enhance the passenger experience, a leading global cruise and passenger vessel line turned to ITC Global to provide the increased connectivity needed to reliably deliver programming of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

  • Youth With a Mission Medical Ships

    Youth with a Mission (YWAM) operates a medical mission ship based in Queensland, Australia. This all-volunteer vessel is staffed by medical professionals dedicated to improving health in the Papua New Guinea region, and brings desperately needed medical services and supplies to local populations. YWAM relies on ITC Global for seamless communications at anchor or in transit in order to successfully conduct their missions.