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Finding an ISP to service multiple locations across multiple states is a challenge many businesses face. Slow speeds and spotty connections are bad for businesses that rely on the Internet to perform critical functions such as inventory management and credit card processing.
Satellite as a backup option
Satellite can act as an excellent back up option in places where the quality of terrestrial access is unreliable and/or poor. Satellite backup ensures that businesses and end users are connected to the Internet when the primary terrestrial access is unavailable for short periods of time.
Satellite Internet as a primary form of connectivity
Satellite is an ideal primary form of Internet connectivity if you live in a remote location. When you know it takes weeks, sometimes months, to get a terrestrial broadband connection installed and other times, it takes that long before the provider admits that it cannot be delivered at all.
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This is the most significant advantage of using satellite links – coverage at any location on Earth. A single satellite in the geostationary orbit can cover distances as large as whole oceans or continents.
This wide area coverage makes high-speed Internet access from remote locations quick and easy. It is also possible to connect many remote locations spread across large distances through a secure private link.
Due to the curvature of the Earth, uneven terrain, oceans and many natural and man-made obstacles, it is difficult to set up a direct communication path over long distances. For businesses like off-shore oil exploration, it is nearly impossible to directly communicate with headquarters – hundreds of miles away. For such requirements, satellite is the most effective option. For satellite connectivity to be established, you only need a power supply and a clear view of the satellite orbiting at 23,000 miles in the geostationary orbit.
Take a look at the VSAT Systems Coverage Map to understand how we provide coverage across North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
High speed access
The first thing you would notice about satellite Internet is Speed. Most satellite Internet providers can provide multi megabit speeds which can be sometimes faster than terrestrial options. If the options available are limited, such as dial-up or unreliable/slow DSL, satellite is the clear winner.
It costs anywhere between $10,000-$100,000 to lay a mile of fiber in an unserved location. In addition to the high investment, it may take several months to complete the fiber deployment and make it available to individual locations. If you do not have access to reliable terrestrial connectivity, satellite is the most cost-effective means of high speed Internet access.
Location independent – mobile solutions
Having a broadband connection at any location is great, the advantage of taking it anywhere is even better.
Internet via satellite is possible through fixed and mobile equipment. The end user location is connected to the Internet as long as the VSAT dish has a clear line of sight (i.e. a clear view of the southern sky).
The geostationary orbit has about 180 ‘parking spots’ for satellites. Of these, many satellites have fixed positions over large oceans. These satellites are great for watching the weather, but are not useful for providing data communications services. For coverage over North America, there are only a few satellites that can do it. Of these few, fewer are available for Tier 1 operators. Some are exclusively owned by governments. Some are used for broadcast and telecommunications.
Even with the fact that there are limited ‘parking spots’ for satellites in the geostationary orbit and limited bandwidth on these satellites, operators such as Intelsat and Telesat have the capacity to provide gigabit speeds over entire continents. This bandwidth is less than what terrestrial options might have to offer. However, this bandwidth is available throughout the footprint bringing high speed access at any location.
As the satellite network consists of only a satellite, teleport, NOC and VSAT terminal, the number of opportunities for network outages are significantly reduced. Compared to terrestrial networks, there is much less opportunity for network outages. With terrestrial services (cable or DSL), network outages can occur at any point along the infrastructure.
A complete satellite network can work independently of terrestrial infrastructure and maintain connectivity as long as the equipment is powered.
Instant installation and deployment
The satellites’ antennas can be instantly deployed and installed within a matter of a few hours. For mobile and transportable solutions, you can set up and connect to the Internet in less than 10 minutes.
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