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Shared satellite broadband service from Telenor (Terralink)

Coverage beam
Coverage beam for 2-way DVB-RCS shared service using Terralink
Bold = 1.2m antenna, Dotted =1.8m antenna
Network diagram
DVB-RCS network by Telenor.

Contact details:  Telenor Satellite Broadcasting
Norway, Snarøyveien 30,1331 Fornebu, Tel +47 67 89 00 00
UK: 40 Bernard Street, London WC1N 1LE, Tel +44 (0) 207 923 6500


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Shared satellite broadband service (DVB-RCS service)

Telenor's DVB-RCS service provides two-way broadband communications to and from fixed and transportable land-based installations. It provides broadband service to areas where cable connections are unavailable or satellite service is the preferred transmission technology. Telenor DVB-RCS is a robust service that supports a wide variety of applications ideally suited for business enterprise users, small office/home office (SOHO) users and community Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

System network

Telenor DVB-RCS service is powered by Terralink, Telenor's exclusive IP networking platform. Through hubs installed at Telenor's teleport locations, the Shared Access service can interface directly to the Internet backbone of a leased line terminating at a designated user facility. A dedicated leased line is ideal for customers concerned about communications security. For extra protection, encryptions systems can be added to meet specific requirements for secure communications.

End-user equipment

The equipment used with this service consists of a small outdoor antenna and a small indoor terminal. Terminals compatible with Telenor Shared Access service is manufactured by Nera and other SatLabs interoperability approved manufacturers, such as Newtec and EMS. A typical interface used to connect with a users person computer is 10/100 Base-T Ethernet with and RJ-45 connector.


Telenor DVB-RCS service supports Internet access, e-mail and VPN. Future enhancements to Terralink will enable advanced applications including: IP video-conferencing applications. Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), streaming video, Web TV and others.  These applications enable contemporary communication demands such as e-learning, e-commerce, telemedicine, rural communications and financial transactions for users working in universities, corporations, small home offices in both front and back-office environments. Telenor DVB-RCS service is scalable enough to meet most broadband application requirements.

Features and benefits

  • Robust "always-on" Internet access, e-mail and Virtual Private Network (VPN) capabilities
  • Two-way broadband service for fixed and semi-fixed locations
  • 5 transmissions speeds
  • International DVB standards based service
  • Scalable bandwidth addresses specific customer and applications requirements
  • Point-to-Multipoint Broadcast and Point-to-Point via VPN services in one system
  • Uses a low-cost indoor interactive satellite IP terminal and a small dish antenna
  • Fixed monthly subscription-based for increased cost control
  • Multiple equipment vendors enable competitive pricing and product features.

Updated content and images kindly provided by Telenor 19th June 2008, updated 2 Dec 2014

Please note "Terralink" is a trademark (TM)

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