S Band another OFF Loading option

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June 2012

S Band another OFF Loading option

London


June 12
th
, 2012

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June 2012

Solaris Mobile in a snapshot


Mobile Satellite Company
-

a 50/50 JV between Eutelsat and SES


With 2x15 MHz of 2.1 GHz spectrum (extended
-
UMTS) over 27 Member States in EU


possible extension to
Switzerland and Norway


Spectrum band of SML can be exploited in direct communication with satellite and via a terrestrial
complementary ground network (CGC)


SML has secured MSS licensing in 19 Member States, others are under negotiation


Positioned in the market primarily as a capacity provider


Acting as an ‘S
-
band’ ecosystem developer


SML Owns an S
-
Band payload on the satellite Eutelsat 10A (former W2A)


launched in 2009


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June 2012

The ‘Burning platform’


Smartphone density from 400/SQ KM to 12.800/ SQ KM in
2015


Data traffic > than 70 % of all traffic on the mobile network


Exponential growth of the capacity of the terminals


The tablet market is expected to generating yet another
increase in bandwidth required per connected device


«

Cloudification

» is creating significant requirements for
bandwidth and for latency


Network service providers are throwing more resources at the problem…. but will this be enough ? For how long and will their
shareholder’s continue to support the erosion of margins and the deterioration of the RoIC’s


Where do I go for guaranteed level of service ? How will I be sure the network will be available when needed for critical
use


The Mobile play ground

The Network Operator’s perspective

The QoS sensitive customer’s perspective

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June 2012

The mobile Play ground


The «

traditional

» responses and a new option

T

An

INTEGRATED S
-
BAND

NETWORK

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June 2012

Sevice

Provider

Network structure
-

conceptual

Dedicated S
-
Band communications network, can support direct from satellite services or be integrated with existing UMTS
networks adding up to 20 MHz at each base station (2 X 10 MHz) . That capacity can be segmented in high QoS vs best
effort networks

Hub

Station


Core

Switching

WWW

Additional capacity

for best effort

QOS Network

Ex

Public Satety

Broadcast Audio

& Data

S
-
Band via

Repeaters &


Broadband

S
-
Band

direct to

handset

5MHz

per beam

S
-
Band via

Repeaters &


Broadband

S
-
Band enables integrated Satellite & Terrestrial Services

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June 2012

S
-
Band Spectrum Sits Directly Adjacent to European 3G UMTS Band 1


30 MHz of spectrum directly adjacent to European 3G UMTS Band 1


available in all 27 EU Member States


Granted for 18 years
-

May 2009


Virgin spectrum


free of use


Spectrum can be configured as TDD
(1)

or FDD
(2)

to enable optimal use of available
spectrum


Spectrum is not subject to auction


S
-
Band spectrum can be used for 3G or for LTE

L

UMTS

S


1479.5

1492

1518

1559

1626

1660

1668

1675

1920

1980

S


2010

2110

2170

2200

MHz

UMTS

L

L

1710

1785

GSM

GSM

1805

1880

S
-
DAB

S
-
Band spectrum

Extended UMTS

Notes:

(1) Time Division Duplex


(2) Frequency Division Duplex1

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June 2012

S
-
Band an option for bridging the broadband gap ?


Spectrum availability:


Virgin spectrum available till 2027


2 x 15 MHz


Harmonized in 27 Member States


SML is priority tenant over the whole CEPT region


Technology availability :


S
-
Band (2170
-
2200/1980
-
2010)


study item at 3GPP (tbc this week) ,


Support from Korea, North America


Likely availability of standardized user’s equipments and RAN in S
-
band by Q4 2014 , ‘Proprietary equipments’ available


Cost effectiveness :


Reduced costs of terrestrial development due to base station/backhaul re
-
use of current system


No coverage requirements


Satellite coverage reducing need for terrestrial network development in rural area


No auction


spectrum access costs is negotiated with SML


Ability to develop ‘
dedicated’ network


High QoS network subset ( ex Public Safety, MNC networks, ) vs best effort nets


Ability to engage in a fully dedicated network on land, sea and in the air


Redundant network


Satellite segment «

taking over

» from terrestrial network in case of significant disaster or power outage


The S
-
Band specific attributes for bridging the broadband Gap

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June 2012

S
-

Band : a complement to existing Broadband network


Safety and security networks :


S
-
band provides the Mobile Broadband complement to the existing Tetra/Tetrapol networks ; high value customer offload


S
-
band provides 100 % coverage (via satellite) , ideal complement to optimize deployment cost of MNO networks for M2M
applications requiring full coverage;


S
-
band provides redundancy for critical system / application




High end Commercial ex transportation regulation and surveillance, :


Mobile data
-

video capture in motion (service vehicle, situational awa
reness (uav’s, airborn resources)


Real time situational analysis


Mobilization of critical enterprise applications requiring ‘always on‘ devices /always available network


S
-
Band : An option to offer a different type of offload


an offload for QoS sensitive customers


S
-
Band positioned as a complementary network to existing resources . S
-
Band attributes can command a
premium pricing towards high end customers seeking ‘behind the wall’ networks with guaranteed

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June 2012

Potential collaboration structure for a high end QoS offload


illustration of a potential commercial structure between Solaris Mobile, Service providers and High QoS user’s

Satellite Services

Terrestrial



services

Sat Services


S
-
band unit

Solaris Mobile


(“Spectrum/ Space
Segment vehicle“)

Differentiated QoS


provider

2 x 5Mhz

2 x 10 Mhz

Key strategic B2B
customers for LT

Ex public safety

Ex MNC’s

Contract for :

-

access to 2 x 10 MHz

-

15 years

-

User Terminal commitments

-

Deployment Commitments

Procurement / usage contract

With key PPDR users

Procurement/usage
contract
With key PPDR
users

Current MNO’s

Delivery of QoS and
SLA based on
commonly agreed
terms

Hosting/ Network sharing

agreement

Distributor /

application aggregator

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June 2012

S
-
Band a controlled path to a dedicated terrestrial broadband network

High QoS

Customer


Key

assumptions

Timeline

2012

Q2

2012

Q3

2012

Q4

2014

2015

2016

High end Service provider’ sharing combined
infrastructure with partner MNO but managing the

“Behind the wall network” element

2017

2018

2019

2013

Migrate to

High QoS

infrastructur
e

High end QoS users to operate

Primarily on current

Commercial network for broadband

Customer requirements




No willingness to remain
dependent from commercial
network variable QoS


Willingness of user’s to
accept trade off between
costs and availability of
resources


High end users to operate on commercial

mobile service under a roaming agreement

Negotiated by High QoS operator

Operational Phase


key requirements for success



MNO’s willingness to host high QOS network in exchange of a network sharing
agreement


Minimum cost of spectrum imposed by the NRA’s


support of 3GPP standardization of S
-
Band

High QOS

Network

Service

provider

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June 2012

S
-
Band
-

high QoS OFF LOAD

Benefits analysis


High QoS users :



Plan towards a dedicated, harmonized, pan European broadband network (PPDR/MNC’s)


Dedicated organization (MVNO like)


Best in class TCO (assuming ‘site sharing’ of existing ‘real estate’ and backhauling and use of CoTS technologies )


Transition to dedicated network by the concept of in country roaming agreement.


Additional benefits due to satellite use : coverage, redundancy in case of major satellite failure, ability to address land,
maritime and airborne operations / applications



Infrastructure partner :



Access to additional capacity (more spectrum thrown into the 3G/4G resource pool)


‘Protection’ of the ‘high value’ business in the MVNO structure:


Limited build out required to illuminate the spectrum


Unconstrained deployment (ie spectrum to be deployed only in area that are in need for capacity)


Incremental efficiencies : Reduced cost / MB as fixed costs are shared among more participants


No auction




Solaris Mobile



Optimal deployment of spectrum resources (terrestrial and satellite)


Potential Pan European market play (Public Safety or MNC’s) enabling to engage in standardization of 3GPP for PPDR


Accelerated development of technological eco system




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June 2012

Contacts


Jean
-
Luc Gustin



Chief Development Officer


Solaris Mobile Ltd


Pembrooke street 30,


Dublin 2


Ireland



Jeanluc.gustin@solarismobile.com