Satellite broadband is another term for high-speed satellite internet. Satellite Internet access is Internet access provided through communications satellites. Modern consumer grade satellite Internet service is typically provided to users through geostationary satellites that can offer relatively high data speeds.
VSAT, Very Small Aperture Terminal, is a communication system by bidirectional satellite. The satellite Internet generally relies on three primary components:
- The Hub, network’s heart, a big antenna from 6 to 12m of diameter.
- The Earth station, which represents the customer’s installation. The antennas are usually smaller in size between 1 and 3.7m,
- The satellite, which the relay point between both.
Thanks to a large satellite coverage of Africa, using our VSAT technology we can connect from households to small enterprises and large organisations.
The VSAT uses frequencies of either the C-band, Ku-band or Ka band depending on the needs and requirements of customers. The C-Band and Ku bands are more suited to structures such as banks, public services or large companies; and KA Band for small and medium sized companies, micro finances etc. as well as households.
VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) offers a range of unique benefits that can serve customers in even the most remote locations.
The demand for VSAT satellite services is growing, especially since the relatively recent introduction of HTS (High-throughput Satellite) technology that allows for up to 10 times the throughput rate of a traditional Fixed-satellite Service (FSS) for an equal amount of allocated orbital spectrum.
Ka-band High Throughput Satellites (HTS) are the answer for the increasing demand of internet-based and data-driven applications. They meet the high-speed broadband requirements of today’s businesses and consumers at affordable rates.
ADVANTAGES OF VSAT
VSAT can deliver high-speed broadband unhindered even in areas where the most basic mobile networks are lacking. VSAT can connect any remote location.
VSAT users can stay connected while moving from place to place. This makes it ideal for a wide range of professional users including NGO staff, travelling doctors, diplomats and environmentalists.
Provided that the satellite is already in orbit, deploying a VSAT service to your customers is so easy. It can be done in a few short hours and requires minimal competency from the user.
One of the strength of VSAT is the ability to scale according to the customer’s requirements with low incremental cost. This is especially important as business grows over time. A new site can be added to the network by installing a remote terminal unit. Upgrading or downgrading the bandwidth over the time can be done without any disruption of services.
VSAT technology is unaffected by weather. As a result, users can rely on uninterrupted connectivity.