Paris – In advance of the World Cup, Eutelsat Communications has taken a new step in deploying across its entire fleet a homogenous monitoring system designed to deliver broadcasters the highest level of service availability.

Working in collaboration with Siemens Convergence Creators, Eutelsat has completed the upgrade of its ground station in Mexico City with Siemens CVC’s SIECAMS that is equipped for Carrier ID as well as interference localisation functionality. The Mexico City ground station is the Eutelsat Americas operations centre managing three Eutelsat satellites that together provide full coverage of the Americas, including Brazil.

Carrier ID is a technology developed to guarantee immediate identification of the source of satellite signals by creating unique identification numbers in each carrier that can be reliably detected and recognised. By accelerating the identification of unauthorised and inaccurately configured transmissions, Carrier ID represents a significant measure towards further improving signal integrity.