Category Archives: Satellite

The Advantages of Choosing C Band VSAT Internet

The Advantages of Choosing C Band VSAT Internet VSAT systems usually operate by frequencies, including Ku-Band, Ka-Band, and C-band. However, commercial networks usually consider C Band VSAT internet. Even though the Ku-Band frequency can range from about 10 to 12 GHz for downlinks and 13.7 to 14.5 GHz for uplinks, the C-Band frequency ranges from… Read More »

3 Revolutionary Ways of Providing Global Internet Coverage

Despite the constant internet penetration, according to a report by UN’s Broadband Commission, 54% of world’s 7.4 billion population still don’t have access to basic internet services. Two third of globe is also still lacking any internet coverage, making it extremely costly and financially unfeasible to provide internet access for some 700 million people living… Read More »

The Role of VSAT in Supporting NGOs during Disasters in Africa (Part 2): Zambia and Cape Verde

This is the second article of the two-part series “The Role of VSAT in Supporting NGOs during Disasters in Africa”. The first article focused on telemedicine projects in Mozambique and Uganda. This article will look at the role of VSAT during disasters in two more African countries: Zambia and Cape Verde.

The Role of VSAT in Supporting NGOs during Disasters in Africa (Part 1): Mozambique and Uganda

Natural disasters such as floods, fires, and storms affect thousands of people in Africa. From the destruction of buildings to the spread of disease, natural disasters can devastate entire countries overnight and seriously disrupt the community with massive human, material, economic and environmental losses. To prevent these losses during disasters, emergency communication systems are critical in… Read More »

The Importance of Telemedicine through Satellite in Africa (Part 3): Senegal and Kenya

This is the third and final article of the “The Importance of Telemedicine through Satellite in Africa” series. In the previous article, we focused on telemedicine projects in Ghana and Ethiopia. This article will look at the telemedicine projects in Senegal and Kenya.

The Importance of Telemedicine through Satellite in Africa (Part 2): Ghana and Ethiopia

The first article focused on Telemedicine projects in South Africa and Uganda. This article will look at the telemedicine initiatives in two more African countries: Ghana and Ethiopia.

VSAT 2.0: The Next Wave of Satellite Innovation

The satellite industry has a very good record of technological innovation, but it is mainly focused on only one aspect, which is maximizing the use of the limited satellite spectrum resource. Satellite spectrum has a significantly higher cost compared to terrestrial bandwidth such as DSL and fiber, and this high cost has driven the evolution… Read More »

How Will High Throughput Satellites Impact the Satellite Industry?

High Throughput Satellites (HTS) are poised to deliver much higher capacity than traditional satellite services at a mere fraction of the cost. Today, HTS can provide more than 100 GBps of capacity this is more than 100 times the capacity offered by conventional Ku-band satellites. HTS is based on spot beam technology which enables frequency… Read More »