SCPC is a term for Single Channel Per Carrier, a term used for those customers who desire to have dedicated (not shared) bandwidth at their remote sites. Many oil and gas and mining operations or those organizations with large data transfer needs often choose SCPC to fit their needs. IP Access International and its team of engineers can provide end users recommendations based on customer specifications for equipment and bandwidth needed at their remote sites.
Point to Point
Point to Point SCPC is a service that transmits directly from the remote, to the satellite and then down to the corporate headquarters without passing through a central hub. Many times, point to point considerations often revolve around latency considerations or customer requirements regarding traffic hitting the public internet. IP Access provides point to point solutions based on customer specifications for bandwidth and antenna size requirements at the remote and the corporate headquarters.
Central Hub SCPC
SCPC services through a central hub, allows several dedicated links to be deployed at many disparate locations. The traffic travels from the remotes, to the satellite, and central hub and then out to the public internet. Equipment is often collocated at the teleport to terminate the SCPC links and provide management capability for the customer. This topology provides several advantages allowing the ability to manage space segment in different ways among multiple remotes and provide flexibility in managing the network elements of all circuits in the network.
SCPC may not be a consideration for all customers and TDMA may provide options for price, performance, and flexibility. Customers already on the IP Access network have the ability to move between the TDMA shared and dedicated environments. For example, a first responder on a qualified Emergency Services plan may pay a small monthly fee for a shared TDMA service and then have the ability to ramp their bandwidth to a dedicated 2 X 2 during an emergency deployment.