The smallest size Hubless TDMA network consists of only two stations which communicate via a common TDMA carrier. This network can be expanded up to 2 000 sites operating via up to 4 MF-TDMA carriers shared by all stations simultaneously. Such network development does not require any hardware replacement of the existing sites.
Affordability of the equipment combined with highly-efficient utilization of satellite capacity ensures the best total cost of network ownership. Hubless TDMA is also a good choice rational solution for replacement of obsolete SCPC channels; this can significantly boost the total traffic in the system, due to statistical multiplexing of user traffic with sophisticated QoS policies.
Owing to software-definable architecture of the UHP platform, Hubless TDMA technology can be a good entry solution for a private VSAT network, eliminating the need for expensive central infrastructure at an early stage of network rollout. At any time Hubless TDMA network can be remotely switched to TDM/TDMA mode without replacing any hardware or even visiting the sites.