UHP Hubless TDMA is a versatile VSAT network, operating without a central Hub. It can support any network topology (star or mesh) and is a good fit for many applications. Every Hubless TDMA station has similar architecture and may communicate with the others over a single-hop satellite link, while one station is designated as master and is responsible for maintaining the timing and allocating bandwidth.
The smallest size Hubless TDMA network consists of only two stations which communicate via a common TDMA carrier. This carrier is shared between the stations in a fully flexibly fashion. In a given time frame, the whole carrier may even be assigned to the traffic flowing in just one direction.
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.