The Future of Satellite Internet

If you live in rural areas – or in regions where the terrains are difficult and tough – chances that you don’t have internet access. Even if you do, you still have to deal with annoying problems of how slow or unresponsive the connection can be. Such problem is quite basic, actually, since you will be relying on regular underground cables. Naturally, the provider you subscribe to will be saying that they don’t have connection to your area or your area simply has difficult terrain that affects the performance of the connection.

Yeah, slow internet connection sucks, and you may feel like being left behind out from the civilization. However, today’s solution is the futuristic satellite internet with less obstruction, better connection, and wider coverage range. Even when you live in rural or remote areas, you can still be in touch with the modern world, thanks to this promising technology.

It is best to know your facts straight if you are going to have satellite internet connection. You need to have a satellite dish, which is installed by professional and trained technician. After the installation, you have to sign a 2 year contract; at least. That’s it! There is no such thing as underground cable or wire installation anymore because you will be fully depending on the satellite technology. Mind you that such technology may require you to pay more, because of the technology, but you can be sure that it is totally worth it. Better access and less obstruction…who doesn’t want that?

You only need to test how reliable, stable, and fast the connection will be. With the signed contract, you can even take your satellite dish everywhere, including when you move around. In case you want to cancel the service, there’s no need to worry about the high cancellation fee. But then again, be prepared to spend quite a lot on monthly basis.

Just like other services, you will be presented with different plans. Simply choose the one you need based on your requirements and your budgets. For the satellite internet service, the plans start from 5GB and it will go up to 15GB. Mind you that we are talking about gigabytes here; no longer in megabytes range. In case you don’t know which one to choose, go talk to the representative from the provider. Or you can make use of the provided online tool where you can get rough estimation. The futuristic internet connection is just around the corner; hopefully it is just as good as expected.

WUN: Alternative to Expensive Satellite Internet?

netgearThe technology today is focusing on providing better and more reliable internet access to the regions that don’t have good connectivity or don’t have any connection at all. That’s why the satellite internet plan has been designed and made; and it is possible that it will show results very soon enough. Facebook has been planning this satellite internet, but canceled the plan along the way, making the competition gets tougher between two main rivalries of One Web and Space X. there are strong names behind both projects. One Web is supported by Virgin Galactic, while Space X is supported by Google.

It is not that no one has never tried the satellite internet before; it’s just the result is disappointing and not very good. Such project requires a lot of costs, and not everyone is able to provide the budgets. From many who have tried, most of them fail in meeting FCC’s standard of 25 Mbps download ability and 3 Mbps upload speed. So far, HughesNet and WildBlue are two satellite internet providers that are able to provide the needed service – although at minimum standard. However, other alternatives have been sought, and it is even possible to have better connectivity without making the trip to the outer space.

The so called High Speed Country team has made their own research when it comes to wireless internet connection. It is using a new transmitter, called WUN (Wireless Universal Network), which is considered as Class A amplifier. Since it is different from the low power amplifiers and it doesn’t have the general flaws, WUN can be used together with off the shelf router, delivering standard WiFi signals to areas miles away without hindrance. It can even deal with solid concrete.

So far, this has been the second gen of WUN, and has been removing 7 out of the 13 original model connectors. WUN has improved the performance of the transmitter, as well as increasing the ability of the distance and reducing signal noise. The performance of the bandwidth increases to 22%, which makes it ideal for better connection.

During the PDF (test deployment) of the first gen, the connectivity was even better than the satellite internet, with quite impressive ping time. It could be improved and made better, but still….it shows great improvement. The second gen experienced improvement; made better from the first one, although problems with aluminum constructions started to appear. Nevertheless, it shows impressive development and improvement, and it can be a great alternative to the expensive futuristic satellite internet project.

Future Satellite Internet Project from Space X

Internet has very crucial role in our lives today. Can you imagine how our lives will be without the internet? It is even possible that the life we know now won’t exist without the new technology. The problem with today’s connection is the limited power and strength, due to the underground cables. But if satellite internet is going to be made real, our future may change forever!

The satellite internet is viewed and seen as the final option, especially when it comes to faster and more reliable connection with as minimum obstruction as possible. The plan may be ambitious, but it is highly possible and actually actionable – despite the very high cost. Not only it will offer promising internet connection, it will certainly bring lucrative profits for those who are able to provide it. That’s why Space X, with Elon Musk behind the idea and work, is looking forward to make it come true. Space X has filed permission with Federal Communications Commission concerning their satellite network launch into the orbit so they can beam the wireless internet connection to earth. If this plan is successful, having more reliable, faster, and affordable internet connection will be a reality.

The idea is based on the true fact and condition that there are many areas and regions that can’t have internet access. Either they have little connection or they don’t have any connection at all. However, since internet has become one of the main requirements and needs in today’s modern world, most people are left with traditional dial up connection.

Space X has this plan to launch around 4000 cheap and small satellites to beam unobstructed signals to the earth. This method is believed to be cheaper and more affordable than relying on bigger satellites that are generally more expensive. In case one of the satellites from Space X fails, replacing it will be cheaper. That’s why it would help a lot if Space X has their own rockets, so they can launch new satellites.

If according to plan, the satellites will be launched in the earth’s orbit, low enough so they can send off beams while reaching more areas effectively. In this way, better speed and reliability can be achieved and improved. When the satellites are set low in the orbit, it will certainly help reducing the latency, but it will certainly help if Space X is also good for their real time applications.

Getting to Know One Web Better

You – as well as other people – may have heard about One Web, since the company has been making fuss with their ambitious plan of launching new generation futuristic satellite internet. But do you really know the company and their goal in business? if your answer is no, it is time to get to know them better.

One Web, is a private owner company, designed to sell internet connection services through the satellite. All these years, we have been depending on old school underground cables, but they are proven to have a lot of hassle and problems along the way. Well, satellite internet is claimed and believed to have better and newer technology, with less obstructed system. Not only it will deliver faster and more reliable internet connection, the problems that generally go with it will be limited as well. One Web has signed contracts with Arianespace SA and Virgin Atlantic for their launch plan, covering around 60 flights for future reference.

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The company with Channel Islands base in Britain claims that they have managed to gather around $500 million from their investors, including Airbus Group from Europe, who will be responsible for designing and building 900 satellites for the project. For a starter, the company will launch 648 small satellites into the earth’s orbit. Weighing not more than 331 pounds, the satellites will deliver mobile phone and global broadband services all throughout the world, including to remote places that aren’t easy to reach by underground cables. The launch should start in 2017. Well, in the future they probably want to expand their business to toner printer, which is needed by operational department.

The funds raised haven’t reached the desired numbers, since the total cost for the project is predicted around $1.5 to $2 billion. But the company is pretty optimistic, considering that their investors are quite strong and reliable. Virgin Galactic, owned by Sir Richard Branson, for instance, has planned to make 39 flights for One Web. It is even planned that three of the satellites should be launched on the LauncherOne rocket belonging to Virgin Galactic. According to plan, WhiteKnightTwo, a jet aircraft will be carrying LauncherOne, and it is going to be dropped at 50,000 feet altitude. The designed motor can be activated and then carrying the cargo into the orbit, where the satellites will be released.

The plan isn’t something cheap, either, considering that LauncherOne costs around $10 million a flight, according to Virgin. If according to plan, the WhiteKnightTwo will launch from Mojave Air and Space Port in California. Virgin is also developing SpaceShipTwo, a passenger ship, for their further plan.

Bharti Enterprises’ Plan for Better Connection in India

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It seems that everyone is interested in developing the newest technology for satellite internet – at least, internet connection that isn’t depending on underground cables anymore. Such advanced technology does promise a lot, from better and advanced technology to lucrative profit and benefits. That’s why giant companies such as Coca Cola, Facebook, Google, and Virgin Groups are investing their money in satellite internet providers with huge plans and projects.

However, such plan doesn’t only attract giant world class companies. Local and regional companies are also interested in such plan. In fact, they have developed their own plans and schemes, such as what happens to Bharti Enterprises. The company will be one among the many giant companies that are investing their money in One Web giant project. Besides Bharti Enterprises, other names have joined in the lists of investors, like Coca Cola, Virgin Group, Qualcomm, Intelsat, Airbus Group, and also Grupo Salinas. They all join forces to provide more reliable and yet affordable high speed internet connection to all areas in the world, especially in poor and developing countries, in which underground internet cables are difficult to achieve or access.

Bharti is actually one of the founding companies in One Web. They have been responsible in representation of the project. So far, they claim that they have gotten $500 million funds from the investors, designed and dedicated to build and launch around 648 satellites in the earth’s orbit – predicted to provide enough connection all over the world. A part of Bharti Enterprises, Bharti Airtel, will be responsible for marketing in Bangladesh, India, Africa, and Sri Lanka regions, focusing mostly on rural markets.

What’s special about this project is that One Web user terminal is using the embedded 3G, LTE, WiFi, and 2G access that are extended to mobile operators’ reach. It is claimed that it will have around 10 terabits a second, enabling the mobile operator networks to be extended to the maximum reach as well as covering new areas. In the end, data and voice access will have better, more stable, and more reliable connection for business, consumers, healthcare institutions, schools, and other users.

This project is especially important for most rural areas in India, because of the difficult terrains. Up until now, internet connection is India isn’t really promising, considering that underground cables are often experiencing problems in harsh and difficult areas, like in India. It is expected that the new technology will bring loads of benefits for users living in remote and difficult areas.

The Era of Satellite Internet Is Drawing Near

The Space X project, led by Elon Musk (the man responsible for Tesla EV), has created a fuss with the ambitious space project, but it seems that the project will face another promising and serious competition from One Web project. One Web is an internet provider wanting to deliver high speed and better internet connection to poor and developing countries; as well as to people living in areas with limited or even without internet access.

One Web claims that they have raised $500 million for their space project. But considering that they are going to launch more than 600 satellites into the earth’s orbit to provide wider and better internet access globally – not to mention also low in cost too – the fund isn’t enough yet. It is predicted that they will need at least $2 billion to make the project work. However, One Web is pretty optimistic that they will be able to get the required funds before the deadline, considering that their futuristic plan is pretty promising and lucrative – especially from business point of view.

One Web definitely has cooperated with many sources of investors. For instance, it has signed deals with Virgin Galactic for the launch of 39 satellite rockets from Virgin’s LauncherOne station. The company has also signed deals with Arianespace from Europe for the launch of 21 Russian built Soyuz rockets. It is no wonder that One Web has called the whole deal as the biggest commercial rocket planning and acquisition. In fact, One Web’s leader and founder, Greg Wyler, is very optimistic about the whole project, claiming that high speed satellite internet will come true by 2019.

Wyler’s claim seems to confirm the company’s preparation, especially in competing against Space X, their main competitor. It’s not like they can’t work side by side, considering that there are billions of people that will be helped with more reliable and better internet connection. There are strong names behind each of the project. One Web is supported by Virgin’s Group, the Airbus, Coca Cola, and Qualcomm, while Space X is supported by Google.

It seems that the era of high end digital technologies will be coming around, since there are a lot of companies thinking about having unobstructed internet connections. Along with Google and Space X and their satellite internet, there are also Google’s Project Loon balloon project and Facebook’s internet drone. We should wait and see who’s going to deliver faster and more reliable result; will it be One Web or the Space X.

Satellite Internet: The New Technology of High Speed Connection

Our technology is always expanding and developing. No matter how weird or impossible futuristic projects are, there are always chances that they may actually work and we are moving toward better and futuristic world. Facebook, SpaceX, Google, and Virgin Galactic have all similar purposes and plans for the futures: they are planning to provide better, faster, and unobstructed high speed internet connection with the help of satellites. Underground cables are old news; they are moving toward high end technologies that are believed to deliver better results.

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You see, back in the 90s, where internet had just been invented, we were facing a totally new world with the help of technology: we could internet connection that could connect people all throughout the world. The technology was way better than phone connection, and you could certainly enjoy high speed connection – or so that of promised. That’s why the needed infrastructure had been built to provide better and faster broadband access. However, the technology wasn’t prepared, despite the ambitious plans. There were massive latency issues, which can affect the connection and result in not-so-promising internet access. In fact, the quality of service is quite low, and added with underground problems – cut off cables, natural catastrophe, etc – that will make the connection get worse.

That’s why the idea of having internet connection with satellite seems like a good idea. Only several years ago, a new system with satellite internet breeds started to come to the surface; just to add up to the sophisticated technology. In December 2010, Eutelsat has provided KA-SAT satellite in the earth’s orbit, delivering promising internet connection. With 70Gbps over 80 different spots all over Europe, the era of high speed and futuristic internet connection is drawing near. And then, in October 2011, ViaSat-1 launched a new technology of 140Gbps bandwidth, delivering higher speed connection.

The new technology has appealed many providers to want to do more when it comes to high speed internet connection. Sir Richard Branson with his Virgin Galactic and One Web project has ambitious plan with the new satellite internet connection. Google and Elon Musk have teamed up together in the Space X project to deliver the same plan and result. So far, progress has been made, with the real launch and result planned to launch in 2017 – the earliest. Aside from the satellite project, satellite with weather balloon is also made. This – again – is still in progress and testing stage.

Strong Names behind One Web Project

ellon_muskIn business, competition always happens; no matter what kind of field you are into or whatever subjects you are specializing in. well, at least that’s what happens to Elon Musk, the man behind the creative minds of electric vehicle (EV) Tesla and his ambitious futuristic internet project, the Space X. As if dealing with competitors with the EV weren’t enough – Tesla has to deal with GM, Beemer, and Audi – Musk also has to deal with Richard Branson, who is supporting One Web, a heavy competitor in the Space X project.

Richard Branson, the billionaire and also owner of Virgin Group, has claimed his support for One Web. He is not alone, as he will be working together with Qualcomm, Coca Cola, Airbus Group, and also other companies to ensure the success of the project. Just like the Space X, One Web is a net satellite company with one purpose of sending satellites to outer space in order to provide high quality and unobstructed internet connection with high speed system. So far, the companies have invested around $500 millions for One Web, with Greg Wyler being responsible as the leader of the company. With such strong donations, One Web plans to launch 600 satellites for the need of mass market internet demand. The company is planning to launch the satellite in 2017, so they can start fulfilling their quota starting from 2019. That’s why they have managed aggressive fund raise, since the project is expected to cost at least $2 billion.

Of course, those who have invested with One Web have aligned interest and mission. Airbus, for instance, has prepared 900 microsatellites to hover around our planet, while Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic have prepared space exploration mission on his own. Too bad that there were bad incidents that are causing setbacks. One of which is a Mojave desert crash happening on the 31st of October 2014, killing a young test pilot. Nevertheless, Virgin Galactic has set up their mind with their space mission, ready to launch 39 satellites from the LauncherOne Virgin plane. Meanwhile, Qualcomm will help with the network expansion reach, especially through the cellular and WiFi radio technology. Coca Cola will help with the mass marketing, hoping to reach potential customers at spots with low internet connection or even without internet service.

It seems that Musk will be dealing with heavy competitors, considering that he will face some of the toughest companies in the world. We should see what happens next.

Hughes and IPSAT Cooperation of Internet Satellite in Asian Region

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Countries and companies around the world are turning to internet satellite, which is believed to be far better and more reliable than the traditional land line. Unlike the traditional line, internet satellite is using terrestrial signals that are beamed and delivered without obstructions to the receiving tower. Because of the minimal obstructions and hindrance along the way, internet satellite is claimed as the new and modern way to enjoy broadband connections.

Hughes – through the official office of Hughes Network Systems, LCC – which is one of the world’s leaders when it comes to internet satellite service, claims that their Malaysian’s headquarter has bought a special HX internet satellite system. Their office, IPSAT Sdn Bhd, has bought the system that consists of remote terminals and a hub. So far, the hub is still in monitoring and testing stage in Malaysia, but everything should be finished around June 2015, so they can operate it soon enough.

IPSAT alone is a well known Malaysian’s internet service provider that is specializing and focusing on Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) system through the C and Ku band satellites. They have very wide and expanded target markets with various services – starting from managed networking system to high speed (and unobstructed) internet access. The company is hoping that they can provide better and more flawless service with the new communication satellite. If everything runs smoothly and they can pass through the initial testing stage, they should be able to deliver more reliable and expansive service to their existing subscribers; as well as their new customers.

The Privasia Technology Bhd CEO, Puvanesan Subenthiran, says that they have made the right decision to choose Hughes as their supplier. They believe that their new and sophisticated HX satellite terminals and hub will allow them to do much more. So far, the new hub has been able o support their existing service and customers with the C and Ku band capacity. And because of the reliable connectivity, the company is able to design the best network configuration as well as come up with the right packaging service, so they should be able to create the packages suitable for their customers’ needs – on personal and corporate requirements.

Meanwhile, Hughes through their executive International Divisions vice president, Bahram Pourmand, states that their company has been running for quite some time in Pacific and Asian region, and having IPSAT added into their customers’ list is an achievement. It is hoped that their business can expand to other countries, such as Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

Satellite Internet’s New Offer to Subscribers around England

Everyone seems to be in a race to provide reliable, fast, and more affordable broadband connection through satellite, which is claimed to deliver more promising result when compared to the traditional land line. The main issue with land line is the installation, which can be extremely costly when implemented in rough and difficult terrains. Not to mention the obstructions and possible catastrophe (earthquake, landslide, etc) that may affect the function and performance of the line itself.

Unlike the traditional land line, internet satellite is basically obstruction-free. There is no need to worry about tricky or difficult installation, and the possibility of obstructions happening to land line is very small and limited. Yes, such service is costly, but it is actually not as expensive as people think – the land line can cost more when installed in difficult areas.

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That’s why a specialist ISP (Internet Service Provider), Satellite Internet, is focusing on providing network connection through hassle-free satellite. It even provides attractive offer where new subscribers can get free equipment when they apply for the provider’s service. This is an offer that is hard to miss because initial equipment installation can be pretty expensive – although subscribers can get more perks and benefits. So far, the offer is available throughout Wales and England, where subscribers can enjoy high speed download – which can reach 20Mbps per minute. They won’t have to worry about their location, because it is guaranteed that the internet signal will remain flawless and uninterrupted, no matter how far or how remote they are. Thanks to the Newtec equipment (Newtec is the satellite communication specialist) and SES satellite operator, the operation will be smooth, fast, and reliable.

Subscribers in Wales, England, Scottish Borders, Republic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland, can enjoy fast internet service with more affordable fee. It is claimed that they can even save up to £229, when compared to the regular sign up and installation fee. They can simply choose different packages – starting from 20GB data with at least £40 package fee – and they won’t have to worry about their internet connection anymore. They simply subscribe for 12 months service and they are good to go!

The provider’s managing director, Mike Locke, says that satellite broadband is designed and targeted for people in remote and difficult areas. Even in today’s digital and modern world, there are some people who can’t enjoy reliable internet connection because of the difficult terrains. Internet satellite is aimed to help those people, and obstructions are guaranteed to be as minimal as possible.