Ku-band is a frequency band in satellite communication that spans from approximately 12 to 18 gigahertz (GHz) in the electromagnetic spectrum. The “Ku” in Ku-band stands for “K-under,” indicating that it is situated below the K-band frequencies.
Satellites equipped with Ku-band communication systems offer a versatile solution for various applications, including direct-to-home (DTH) television broadcasting, video distribution, broadband internet services, and corporate network communications. The Ku-band’s characteristics, including its relatively high frequency and narrower bandwidth compared to Ka-band, make it well-suited for delivering high-quality video content and broadband data.
One of the key advantages of Ku-band is its ability to provide excellent performance in regions with less rainfall and atmospheric interference. Its resistance to rain attenuation makes it a popular choice for delivering reliable and consistent satellite services, especially for broadcasting live events and ensuring seamless connectivity in diverse geographical areas.