What is ecoSphere® for remote communities?
Access to reliable, effective communication for voice and data should not be restricted to the city. Now, remote communities and businesses can experience the connected-world without having to rely on mobile carriers to extend their network.
A custom built LTE (4G) network in remote Australian communities
ecoSphere® by Pivotel supports voice and high speed data connectivity, all within a custom built network covering the areas of Australia where it is needed. Gone are the days of reliable mobile connectivity being refined to the city, now remote communities can connect businesses, schools and homes to the world using ecoSphere® by Pivotel. Pivotel’s custom built networks offer critical communications to improve education, health and business efficiency – no matter where communities are in Australia.
ecoSphere® offers businesses, schools and households access to high speed mobile services for voice, data and utility and systems monitoring
Pivotel's LTE base stations are strategically positioned to give mobile coverage to remote communities. ecoSphere® by Pivotel can utilise the NBN or dedicated VSAT links for transmission backhaul to the Pivotel switching network in Sydney, giving remote Australian communities access to the world.
The benefits of ecoSphere® for remote communities
ecoSphere® by Pivotel gives remote communities, and the schools, health organisations and businesses that operate within them, a reliable connection to each other and to the outside world, without reliance on mobile carriers to build towers in the area.
A location (such as a school) with a connection to the internet via either NBN or a Pivotel satellite solution is the hub of the Pivotel ecoSphere® network and is where the ecoSphere® remote core (EPC) is located.
eNodeB 4G base stations are located at strategic points around the community area and are connected back to the EPC via microwave links or in-band LTE transmission.
Depending on topography and ground cover the radial coverage achieved from a single base station can be up to 15km or cover an area of up to 70,000 hectares. Within each base station’s coverage footprint could be many mobile voice and data users, all connected to each other and the outside world.
ecoSphere® by Pivotel can operate autonomously if connectivity back to the Pivotel central network is temporarily lost – voice calls between onsite mobiles and mobile data terminals within the ecoSphere continue to be supported during periods of transmission link outage.
Interconnection with the rest of the world and the public internet is enabled via a secure, reliable connection through the Pivotel network.