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 Post subject: Satellite Phone Testing
Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:46 am 
Hey all,

Besides voice quality and data reliability, what other issues are involved when testing satellite phone and satellite services? I know that battery life plays a big part in this, but I'm curious about the actual functionality.

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Satellite phone testing
Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:14 am 
 
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Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:38 am

Posts: 4

Hello,

When you are testing a satellite phone, you need to first examine the requirements. Then, you need to see whether the requirements are being met by a give sat phone provider. Most of these providers use proprietary hardware. Also, see whether they support any standards.

Some of the important points to check in a satellite phone are:

    Coverage area

    Voice Service

    Data Service

    Maximum available data rate

    Mobile Internet Access

    Interoperability with other Cell Phone or Satellite Phones

Not all satellite phone providers cover all the areas. A comparative analysis is provided http://www.rfdesign.info/doc-desc/6/Comparison-of-voice-and-data-services-using-Iridium-Globalstar-and-Thuraya-satellite-phone-services.html

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