STEP Electronics White Papers & Case Studies

C Band satellite operators and users have faced a number of challenges in recent years as the radio frequency spectrum has become increasingly congested by the insatiable demand for bandwidth (MHz) by mobile and cellular terrestrial service operators. Many satellite users of C Band will have noticed 5G mobile services beginning operations in their local areas and the subsequent degradation and denial of C Band satellite signals in the 3.7-4.2GHz frequency range.

Inclined orbit satellites provide the lowest total cost per megabit for service providers and offer satellite operators an opportunity to maximise the return on their existing infrastructure investment by extending a satellite’s revenue generating life. Inclined orbit tracking systems have become an attractive option for service providers looking for cost-effective bandwidth and for satellite operators looking to extend the life of their satellites and revenues.