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Satellite operators implement Carrier ID for Olympics

Satellite operators Eutelsat, Intelsat and SES are to implement Carrier ID, a new technique to help identify transmissions, as part of the package of services they are offering during the London Olympics.

Carrier ID is a stamp on uplink signals that will enable satellite operators to more efficiently identify transmissions to their satellites and thereby accelerate coordination with earth station operators in the event of signal interference.
The adoption of the technology has been supported by the World Broadcasting Unions-International Satellite Operations Group (WBU-ISOG), the GVF (Global VSAT Forum) and sIRG (satellite Interference Reduction Group).

Satellite operators, led by Eutelsat, Intelsat and SES, have completed the process of adapting their earth station information tables to include Carrier ID information so they can read, extract and interpret data.

Satellite transmission providers including Adtec Digital, Comtech EF Data, Ericsson, Fujitsu, IDC, Newtec and Vislink have also supported the initiative by updating their systems to be Carrier ID ready.