Will this add to Dish's fleet, or just replace one like Echostar XIV did? (Western Arc could use one more bird.)
This should allow them to pull the conus locals off 77w and put them on spotbeams like they should be.
In regards to 77W, I wouldn't be surprised if locals remain there even after E-16 is deployed because I believe Dish will still need bandwidth for locals on the EA even after E-16 is deployed and it doesn't appear that QuetzSat-1 is truly CONUS for the entire EA.
Maps look great but it would be interesting to know how many TP frequencies are assigned to each spotbeam..
rocatman said:Thanks for the Tech Report. I've started sorting out the TPs for each spotbeam. Folks in Puerto Rico should be happy because there are 5 TP frequencies for the Puerto Rico spotbeam. Interesting there are 6 for Bermuda and some for Mexico/Mexico City and Cuba. As mentioned previously, there are a substantial number of spotbeams for Western Arc cities but I have to believe these are for backup.