POINT TO POINT WIDEBAND COMMUNICATIONS VIA IRIDIUM SYSTEM
Original Publication Date: 1998-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-22
The following presents a new revenue-produc- ing IRIDIUM data service which can potentially co- exist with the current IRIDIUM voice/messaging/ data services. It includes a description of both the technique and the equipment needed to implement the technique. The proposed new service exploits the often under-utilized. IRIDIUM crosslinks and ground links to support a new class of high speed leased line point to point communications for users requiring bandwidths up to 3 megabits per second. The resulting data service could be sold to major corporations (e.g. a 3 MHz data pipe from Motorola's Corporate Headquarters to its European Headquarters).