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Kacific brings mobile backhaul to telcos across Southeast Asia

Mobile Backhaul is a transport network solution that connects the core network with cell sites - the Radio Access Network (RAN) - on the mobile network.

Singapore-headquartered Kacific Broadband Satellites has introduced its Ka-band mobile backhaul service for internet service providers (ISPs) and telecommunications operators in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

This will allow operators to extend their network’s range in remote and difficult areas and provide them with an effective way of easing congestion in high-demand urban environments.

The Ka-band mobile backhaul service, called Mobile Backhaul, was developed and tested in 2020 and has connected key operators in Asia and the Pacific.

Kacific has now made it commercially available to all ISPs, telecom operators, and government agencies across all the countries it serves through Asia and the Pacific.

The mobile backhaul offering is part of Kacific’s FlexVNO solution set, which delivers wholesale Ka-band satellite bandwidth to telecom operators who can, in turn, tailor it to meet their customers’ needs, flexibly providing 3G and 4G coverage to end users.

To mitigate the rain fade effect on the Ka-band technology, Kacific has also deployed redundant and multiple gateways, adaptive power control, adaptive modulation and coding, a common tool that uses advanced signal processing algorithms.

Brandon Seir, Kacific’s chief commercial officer, said: “Mobile backhaul is a highly flexible, customised solution that addresses some of the most pressing challenges faced by telecom operators. It allows operators to solve problems of remote connectivity, urban congestion, and efficient bandwidth utilisation by taking full advantage of FlexVNO’s power and versatility. Operators can rapidly deploy small antennas and then tailor the way they utilise Kacific’s bandwidth. They have access to a full range of configuration parameters, spreading bandwidth across terminals and sites, setting preferences on services and sites and integrating it into their networks.”