After investigating the potential market for satellite communications in around 2010 that will have advantages over future terrestrial communication networks, we concluded that there will be a large demand for broadband communications services for passengers in vehicles such as long-haul trains, seagoing vessels, and airplanes. In this article, we describe a next-generation broadband scalable mobile satellite communication system for Japan that can offer economical broadband Internet service for passengers in such vehicles. We describe possible services, estimate the potential market, and discuss the requirements for such services to flourish. Finally, we discuss enabling technologies required for the system.
|Number of pages
|NTT Technical Review
|Published - 2007 Jan 1
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering