NASA said:Ka-Band Represents the Future of Space Communications
NASA saw this trend years ago and started opening up a new part of the electromagnetic spectrum called Ka-band.
With the need to speed up transmission of high-rate science data from space missions, Ka-band, at 26 GHz, is now considered the spectrum of the future for NASA communications.
Compared with S-band, Ka-band has data transmission rates that are hundreds of times faster.
Ka-band, which is now beginning to be exploited worldwide, has other benefits - More Ka-band bandwidth is allocated to each satellite by the ITU (1 GHz per orbital slot).
- The term “Ka” stands for K-above, signifying operations within the upper third of the overall K-Band frequency range between 27 - 40GHz.
- For dedicated two-way communications, spot beam technology allows extensive frequency reuse, effectively lowering the cost of the spectrum
- The larger amount of available bandwidth supports higher transmission rates, supporting higher peak speeds for individual subscribers
- The higher Ka-band frequencies allow smaller antennas to be employed for the subscriber equipment
- The blanket licensing requirements for subscriber premises equipment can be more easily met with low cost subscriber terminals.
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3.9 Billion People Still Unconnected to Internet
An estimated 3.9 billion people - more than half of the global population - remain cut off from Information and Communication Technology (ICT), according to the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU).
The study finds developing countries now account for the vast majority of internet users, with 2.5 billion users compared with 1 billion in developed countries.
Internet penetration, however, stands at 81% in developed countries, compared with 40% in developing countries and 15% in the Least Developed Countries (LDC).
Furthermore, despite falling prices for ICT services, the study finds mobile broadband growth is slowing.
While almost one billion households in the world now have Internet access (of which 230 million are in China, 60 million in India and 20 million in the world’s 48 LDCs), figures for household access reveal the extent of the digital divide, with 84% of households connected in Europe, compared with 15.4% in the African region.
Internet penetration rates are also higher for men than for women in all regions of the world. The global internet user gender gap grew from 11% in 2013 to 12% in 2016.
The regional gender gap is largest in Africa, at 23% and smallest in the Americas, at 2%.
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