Selecting the right solution ready for the PSTN switch off

September 30, 2021

Blogs

Selecting the right solution ready for the PSTN switch off

IP communications will inevitably require all remote sites to be linked via digital IP connections when the traditional PSTN lines are switched off in 2025. By understanding the application, the frequency of transmission and volume of data ensures the best communications solution fit - be that BGAN M2M or the new RockREMOTE from Ground Control.

Can Satellite be an Effective PSTN Replacement?

September 30, 2021

Videos

Can Satellite be an Effective PSTN Replacement?

In this video we explore the challenge presented by the PSTN switch off, particularly the impact on British utilities companies. We'll propose satellite connectivity as a solution to these challenges, but this offers you a broad spectrum of possibilities, so we explore the best options for this application.

Calling UK Utility Providers…Get Switched on About the Big Switch Off

September 27, 2021

Blogs

Calling UK Utility Providers…Get Switched on About the Big Switch Off

The PSTN will be switched off in December 2025. With 16 million lines and channels to manage, most replacements will be straightforward swaps to cellular or fibre. This leaves an estimated 10% of sites too far from the exchange to be serviced by fibre or broadband over copper, with many of these also requiring more resilience than cellular coverage offers. Here's what Ground Control recommends for these sites.

Satellite orbit heights, and how they impact satellite communication

September 21, 2021

Guides

Satellite orbit heights, and how they impact satellite communication

In this guide, we’ll explore the difference between low earth orbit (LEO), medium earth orbit (MEO) and geostationary satellites, and the benefits of each in terms of providing satellite connectivity.

A Brief History of Satellite Communications

September 8, 2021

Guides

A Brief History of Satellite Communications

Ground Control's guide to the most notable developments in satellite communication technology, from the startling prescience of Arthur C. Clarke through to nanosatellite constellations.

2021 – The Year Your iPhone Calls go Extra-terrestrial?

September 6, 2021

News

2021 – The Year Your iPhone Calls go Extra-terrestrial?

Enabling all iPhone users with the ability to use extra-terrestrial networks to phone home would be a dramatic step forwards in the ubiquity of satellite connectivity. With the speculation that Apple’s latest iPhone model will have satcom connectivity “as standard”, could there be a space race of a new era?

Merger of satellite connectivity providers creates a new market leader

August 17, 2021

Press Releases

Merger of satellite connectivity providers creates a new market leader

Ground Control merges with Wireless Innovation and Rock Seven to provide unparalleled choice in satellite M2M and IoT services.

Satellite Installation Tools and Equipment

August 9, 2021

Guides

Satellite Installation Tools and Equipment

Having ALL of the right tools and supplies at the installation will keep you from turning a 1-day install into a 3 day install. Please pay close attention to the tools you will want to have on site as an installer.

Wide Beam vs. Narrow Beam

August 9, 2021

Guides

Wide Beam vs. Narrow Beam

The Inmarsat satellites that provide BGAN, IsatPhone, IsatHub and Fleet Broadband services globally are among the most advanced communications spacecraft of their kind. One of the little understood facts about the service is how these satellites use Wide Beam and Narrow Beam technology.

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