Forsway, a global specialist of innovative solutions for combining satellite with existing terrestrial technologies to provide broadband to underserved regions, has announced its features for IBC 2018. The technology provider will highlight its innovative solutions for launching broadband internet services in regions lacking reliable internet access, including the Odin F-50 hybrid satellite router and Freya F-55 hybrid terminal with the functionality of a modern TV/PVR receiver.
Forsway’s technology combines mobile networks with satellite to provide cost-efficient broadband, with a core focus on serving areas with insufficient infrastructure or capacity. The Forsway solutions taps existing infrastructure (mobile networks, satellite TV dishes) to provide or enhance connectivity, enabling broadband services for the large numbers of households globally still with insufficient internet access.
”Billions of potential users still cannot access internet services due to infrastructure deficiencies – mainly in emerging markets but also including areas in highly developed markets,” said Tobias Forsell, Managing Director at Forsway.
“A new generation of content-hungry consumers will help drive growth in these difficult to reach regions. Our mission is to bridge the divide and bring services to these underserved markets.
”Thus, new low-cost broadband solutions are needed. In response, Forsway has developed innovative technology that uses considerably less satellite capacity than VSAT, reducing total cost of ownership for operators by tapping the benefits of internet over satellite and robust, very easy to deploy solutions.”
The company has announced a recent win, as it has delivered its Odin F-50 hybrid satellite router to Spanish satellite services provider Digisat Media.