Ka-band in Iraq, Syria and Armenia




Using the HYLAS 2 spacecraft, TS2 now provides high- speed data services to Iraq, Syria and Armenia.

The HYLAS 2 satellite carries 24 active Ka-band user beams and six gateway beams. The Ka-band spot beams are providing two-way communications services to facilitate high-speed delivery of data to end-user applications such as corporate networking, broadband Internet access, business continuity services and video distribution.


With the launch of new Ka-Band service on Hylas-2, TS2 is proud to introduce latest technology to customers in Iraq, Syria and Armenia. New service allows downlink speeds up to 20Mbps, five times the previous maximum, using a smaller antenna. Higher performance is gained at a much lower cost, which allows up to four times higher connection speed at the same cost, if compared to previous Ku-band service, without compromising connection reliability and stability.


New Ka-band service is based on the same, field-tested and proven technology provided by iDirect. Ka-band service requires smaller antenna, reducing the equipment and transportation costs and making the installation easier.

the satellite coverage map from www.satbeams.com


Hylas-2 has three times the capacity of Hylas-1 and will have some 40 separate beams, each covering a different fixed area, plus one steerable beam which can be directed anywhere. Up to twenty-five beams can be active at any one time. The extra beams give some flexibility in the areas that TS2 can serve.

Operator: Avanti Communications,
Launch date: 08/12
Launch mass (kg): 3235,
Manufacturer: Orbital,
Model (bus): GEOStart-2.4 Bus.
Required modems: Newtec Elevation Series (EL470), idirect Evolution X1, idirect Evolution X3, idirect Evolution X5.
Required software version: Evolution IDX 3.1
Required dish size: 98cm