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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 »

The Importance of VSAT Satellite Services to Telemedicine

One of the biggest healthcare issues of many countries today is that the poor level of medical services in rural and remote regions. Rural areas generally have worse medical services compared to urban areas and large cities. This is a big problem especially since the demand for professional medical services and medical aid in rural… Read More »

The Difference between Cellular and Satellite Communications

The use of mobile devices to communicate is now a necessity for most people throughout the world. Mobile telephony allows us to get in touch with family and friends, and allow access to other important tools that we need in our daily lives. Today’s mobile communication systems are capable of not only making calls, but… Read More »

Why VSAT is a Good Choice for WAN and Internet Connectivity

If you are following technology news, you probably know of the advances in high speed Internet platforms such as LTE and direct fiber to home technologies.  Older connectivity platforms such as satellite communication thru VSAT may seem old and outdated. However in many countries, VSAT networks are actually very much desired for the advantages they… Read More »