Is it the perfect time for Satellite industry to embrace advancement of nanotechnology and move up the ladder? In my previous article ‘Future of Satellite Communication’ I mentioned communication between adjacent satellites to create a pipe of 294,925 km. Imagine what this pipe or ring (as being used for the rings around Saturn, but here it won’t be visible) would capable to do, if satellites were not only used as a Physical Layer bridges. I am talking about On-Board processing, routing, switching and data storage.
This concept of ‘Ring Computing’ (‘Cloud Computing’ was already taken and it doesn’t resemble a cloud in any possible way) of will change commercial usage of Satellite Communication for end users, corporate, military and government sector. I am talking about an outer space WiFi mesh, BSS network or even IN, NSS & Core Network and backup data storage. Obviously this concept will require lot of research work and great deal of effort to influence multiple industries to participate and a huge amount of CAPEX. But once initiated it will have very low and stable OPEX as compared to hybrid networks with multiple stakeholders involved.
The deployment of ‘Ring Computing’ Network will not only provide user endless possibility of remaining online anywhere, anytime but will also be there to keep the people connected in case of a natural disaster without deploying any ad hoc network infrastructure. This concept will open the doors of endless opportunities to introduce new possibilities of communication to end users which previously were limited to GPS and Satellite Phones. This concept will serve the un-served and underserved areas without requiring installation of expensive communication infrastructure. Cellular operators operating in different countries will truly become global. Broadcasting and DTH TV Channel bundles will be available to anyone anywhere with valid subscription.
Other than mentioned benefits Satellite Operators name will become household names! A step of Satellite Communication industry will become a leap of Telecommunication industry.
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