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RF-over-Fiber Links Modernize Orange’s Teleport

April 20, 2021
The French telecom giant installs ViaLite’s C-band RF-over-fiber links as part of an ongoing program to upgrade the Bercenay-en-Othe teleport.

In 2018, the French telecom giant Orange’s teleport at Bercenay-en-Othe celebrated 40 years of serving as a gateway from satellites to the wired terrestrial IP network and vice versa. Thus, as part of an ongoing effort to improve and modernize the teleport facility, ViaLite has deployed its C-band RF-over-fiber links for both uplink and downlink paths (Figure 1).

ViaLite collaborated with its French distributor Eurosatcom to help upgrade the teleport operations. The RF-over-fiber links provide high dynamic range and contribute full integration with the monitoring and control-chassis system, which includes dual redundancy.

The C-Band modules represent a higher-frequency up/downlink solution for any C-band antennas installed at the facility, which overall has more than 30 antennas onsite. The RF-over-fiber links also remove the need for any downconverters to be deployed at the antenna end. By installing the C-band links at the teleport, Orange gains the opportunity to cover up to three different bands: UHF, L-band HTS, and C-band, while supporting high-throughput satellite operations.         

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