Sunday, 16 December 2018

Rural communities and broadband for all

By Christopher Britton, Hughes Europe
Thursday 26 May 11

'Satellite has an essential role to play in reaching geographies that other technologies cannot reach...'

Satellite has not always been seen as delivering a fully competitive alternative in providing robust, cost-effective communications. But recently a number of technology developments have significantly narrowed the gap. And, building on a positive experience in the U.S., the European consumer broadband market is about to be revolutionised by the availability of a range of new services. Following the recent launch of HYLAS 1, a dedicated high-throughput Ka-band satellite, affordable satellite broadband will now be directly accessible to domestic users for the first time. A further series of satellite launches, planned over the next few years, will expand the geography covered by Ka-band services into the Middle East and Africa…

Satellite has not always been seen as delivering a fully competitive alternative in providing robust, cost-effective communications. But recently a number of technology developments have significantly narrowed the gap. And, building on a positive experience in the U.S., the European consumer broadband market is about to be revolutionised by the availability of a range of new services. Following the recent launch of HYLAS 1, a dedicated high-throughput Ka-band satellite, affordable satellite broadband will now be directly accessible to domestic users for the first time. A further series of satellite launches, planned over the next few years, will expand the geography covered by Ka-band services into the Middle East and Africa…

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