The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has approved the Internet Protocol over Satellite.v2 (IPoS.v2) air interface standard, which incorporates the DVB-S2 industry standard with ACM (Adaptive Coding and Modulation).

The first version of IPoS was approved the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) in North America, and ETSI and ITU (International Telecommunications Union) in Europe.

Hughes Network System said its HN System, launched in the spring of 2006, is fully compliant with the IPoS standard including DVB-S2, supporting very high throughputs of up to 120Mbps, and offering increased network availability while conserving power consumption.

"We applaud ETSI for embracing the newest version of IPoS, which fully integrates the DVB-S2 standard with ACM," said Pradman Kaul, Chairman and CEO of Hughes. "This standard takes satellite broadband performance to the next level. Along with higher speeds and improved bandwidth utilization, IPoS.v2 enables significantly improved operational efficiency."

Source: Satellite Networking News