Dejero and Intelsat partner for remote live solution

Dejero CellSat
Neal Romanek
Acquisition
August 24th 2017 at 12:16PM : By Neal Romanek

CellSat will combine cellular connectivity from multiple mobile network carriers with Ku-band IP connectivity provided by Intelsat

Dejero and Intelsat have partnered to produce CellSat, a new blended cellular and Ku-band IP solution for live television coverage from remote locations.

CellSat leverages Dejero’s network blending technology to combine cellular connectivity from multiple mobile network carriers with Ku-band IP connectivity provided by Intelsat. CellSat aims to give users the required bandwidth to go live from virtually anywhere. If the bandwidth available from cellular connections dips due to network congestion or other factors, CellSat blends in Ku-band IP satellite connectivity to boost bandwidth to the requested level for the live shot.

The Dejero CellSat solution communicates with the satellite terminal auto-acquire system to simplify the satellite connection process. There is no need to schedule satellite time, which aims to save crews' valuable time and remove the constraint of broadcasting within a certain time window. In addition to managing the fluctuating bandwidth of individual cellular connections, CellSat software dynamically allocates satellite bandwidth for optimal performance.

The Dejero CellSat solution includes pre-certified encoding and receiving equipment, network blending software, connectivity services to the CellSat network, cloud management, and 24/7 technical support. Most satellite vehicles with existing Ka-band or Ku-band satellite equipment can be upgraded for compatibility with Dejero CellSat. 

“We are addressing the dilemma that broadcasters face about which video transport assets to deploy to a news story or live event,” said Bogdan Frusina, founder of Dejero. “By taking advantage of cellular and satellite connectivity, CellSat offers high reliability to our customers, with the convenience of procurement, network management, billing, and support from a single vendor. This is a package that is currently unmatched in the marketplace and we are thrilled to be working with Intelsat to make this possible.”

Dejero CellSat is available in the United States and Canada, with rollout to other regions planned for 2018.