Intelsat has launched Intelsat CellBackhaul, a cellular backhaul managed service, targeting mobile operators to enhance 4G and 5G broadband coverage in America.
Deployment of Intelsat CellBackhaul, as part of network planning strategy, will support US-based operators to cost-effectively enhance mobile broadband coverage in rural areas – connecting more subscribers, land areas, roadways and IoT devices.
Mobile service providers can deploy Intelsat CellBackhaul for network densification, and to provide backup coverage for better connectivity.
AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are in the process of expanding their 5G network coverage across the United States.
# Network-design consultation
# Connectivity from the MNO’s cell sites to their core network over Intelsat’s high-performance integrated space and ground network
# Satellite antenna and modem, plus additional equipment installation and maintenance options
# Guaranteed Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
# 24×7 network-operations support
“Our service will enable our U.S. mobile network operators to quickly and cost-effectively expand their coverage and bring connectivity into unserved and underserved areas, including many previously considered unreachable or unprofitable,” Gerry Collins, director of Product Management for Networks, Intelsat, said.
As much as 67 percent of the U.S. landmass in 49 states and three U.S. territories could be eligible for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed $9 billion 5G Rural Fund.
Intelsat plans to roll out the Intelsat CellBackhaul service to mobile operators in additional regions, including Africa, in late 2020.