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BER

Bit Error Rate

Denotes the quality of a received demodulated digital signal. The lower the rate, the better the signal. Example: a BER of 10 -4 means one error in every 10,000 bits.


BBI

Broadband interactive system

Direct-from-home/office return channel via Ka-band up to 2 Mbit/s, and forward channel via Ku-band. ASTRA's broadband interactive system offers two-way asymmetric multimedia communication via satellite.


Bootloading

The transfer of data to a digibox to upgrade the digibox software for new functions, new EPG design, etc.