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 »
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.
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 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 »
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 »
Understanding High Throughput Satellites High throughput satellites (HTS) are communications satellites that provide 10 or more times the total throughput of a regular fixed communications satellite for the same amount of allocated spectrum. New high throughput satellites today can provide more than 100 GBps of capacity, which is more than 100 times the capacity offered… Read More »
Wireless communication is now a very integral part of our daily lives with growth occurring in every area of the world. Cellular mobile operators are always trying to increase their cellular coverage. However, there are still millions without access to cellular communication. There are many who live and work in rural and remote areas that… Read More »