For overseas expansion, KT SAT is exploring the global MVSAT
market through its KOREASAT-5A, whose high-powered, dedicated beams for global maritime communications cover Korea's East Sea, the South and East China seas, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.
The project has attracted 1.5million funding from the European Commission, with 1 million allocated to Heriot-Watt University to test and develop new, smaller mobile Very Small Aperture Terminals (mVSAT
), which will provide higher data rates and improved quality of service to users on mobile platforms exploiting the next generation of satellite signals.
The latest satellite newsgathering technology, MVSAT
, or "mobile very small aperture terminal,' packs a telecom center the size of a small suitcase, transmitting voice, video and data anywhere in the world at speeds up to 3.8 megabits per second, according to Broadcast Engineering, which notes that the system can be carried by one person.