Craig Stephen of CASBAA connections speaks to four satellite executives about the broadcast industry%u2019s significant growth and innovation wherein a new generation of Ka band satellites is emerging. It delivers more power, more focus, as well as market-specific beams.
CASBAA and Ka Band
The service being provided by satellite operators are also being improved since these Ka band advantages are really for the customers. With the orbital arch containing only 180 slots, satellite operators are coming together and working cooperatively to make sure that the industry continues to move forward.
CASBAA or Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia is the association for digital multichannel television, content, platforms, advertising and video delivery across Asia. Their mission is to promote the growth of multichannel TV and radio content across Asia through industry information, networking exchanges and events while promoting global best practices.
Covering the frequencies of 26.5 to 40 GHz, Ka band is a part of the the K band of the microwave band of the electromagnetic spectrum, directly above the Q band. The microwave spectrum is usually defined as an electromagnetic energy ranging from approximately 1 GHz to 100 GHz in frequency, although older usage includes lower frequencies, and the most common in the 1 to 40 GHz range. Other microwave frequency bands based on the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) are L band (1 to 2 GHz), S band (2 to 4 GHz), C band (4 to 8 GHz), X band (8 to 12 GHz), Ku band (12 to 18 GHz), U band (40 to 60 GHz), V band (50 to 75 GHz), E band (60 to 90 GHz), W band (75 to 110 GHz), F band (90 to 140 GHz), and D band (110 to 170 GHz).