FreedomSat to Unveil Innovations at International Broadcasting Convention

The International Broadcasting Convention (better known by its acronym, IBC) is the number one European convention for showcasing media, entertainment and technology.

The IBC is attended by over 55,000 industry professionals who come together every year to showcase new and innovative products. There are also a series of professionals in attendance that offer discussions on a broad range of industry topics.


FreedomSat is always keen to adopt fresh thinking within the industry, so it stands to reason that it will be in attendance to showcase its new developments and partnerships that look to offer better Internet connectivity and communication for those based in remote areas,

As well as offering a satellite-based Internet service for problematic areas in Europe, FreedomSat has also developed resources in Africa that look to offer a more robust and reliable Internet connection, especially in more isolated areas. This is made possible by the way FreedomSat connects users. As it relies on signals sent to a satellite as opposed to copper wire, it serves as a better platform for those who may not have access to a more conventational broadband setup.

Of course, this is only made possible by recognising and adapting new technology. Fortunately, FreedomSat has not rested on its laurels, and has made a lot of advancements that look to add more security and stability to an already reliable infrastructure.

The DVB-S2X technology will be used in conjunction with iDirect, and more specifically, its I-Q modem. DVB-S2X is the successor to DVB-S2, and just as DVB-S2 brought new a plethora of features to the table, so does DVB-S2X. The improvements the technology brings includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Smaller roll-offs
  • Channel bonding
  • Wideband support
  • Advanced filtering

The improved performance of the DVB-S2X technology used in tandem with an iDirect modem allows for more flexibility and expansion without having to tamper with the infrastructure. iDirect’s modem has been designed to make use of DVB-S2X technology and offer a more enduring Internet connection as a result.

As well as iDirect’s future-proof modem, there is also the introduction of Hughes’ EML Mobile Solution. Just like the I-Q modem, the EML Mobile Solution looks to make use of satellite technology, albeit in a slightly different way. Just as there are remote areas without the Internet, there are also areas that struggle to obtain any kind of mobile signal at all. This can be frustrating for both personal customers and business users.

The EML Mobile Solution is a satellite-based platform that allows for mobile devices to communicate on its platform. This is done via a Portable Data Terminal that offers users an MSS hotspot for two-way communication. As well as its current operation, Hughes continues to converse with other professionals within the industry to ensure that capabilities of its technology are fully leveraged.

This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to innovations being made in the satellite-based Internet industry. If current developments are anything to go by, it’s safe to assume that the future’s bright.