Satellite Ka band frequency offers a unique segmentation coverage that leads to a new price performance class.
HOW MUCH WILL MY SATELLITE INTERNET PROVIDER ALLOW ME TO DOWNLOAD?
This largely depends on which satellite Internet provider you select. allows customers to download up to 125GB per month within their top plan, but this can be adjusted to accommodate our costumers needs. 125GB is the equivalent of 31,000 songs in MP3 format.
HOW FAST IS SATELLITE INTERNET?
Top end satellite Internet providers offer download speed up to 100Mbps, but faster download can be provided where required. To keep this in perspective, the original speed offered just 15 years ago in the satellite Internet industry averaged 500Kbps download. We expect speeds to increase dramatically over the coming years. From a practicable standpoint, speeds of this nature will more than adequately meet your needs.
15Mbps is an average speed for satellite Internet which is more than 200 times faster than a dial up modem. For example, these speeds are comparable to other Internet service providers such as cable or DSL.
Ka band is the latest technology in the industry whereby satellite broadband can be provided with speeds way beyond current Ku and C Band technologies, with costs being as low as terrestrial broadband service.
The high bandwidth available in the Ka spectrum and frequency re-use capabilities across multiple beams, enabling the delivery of more capacity at faster speeds to smaller dishes, and thus, opening the door to faster speeds at lower costs for more users.
The ever-increasing demand for broadband is rapidly exhausting the available capacity of existing Ku-band satellites. Governments and large and small companies depend on media-rich applications to grow their businesses and need higher bandwidth applications to deliver services to their costumers.
Today’s consumers watch movies, make VoIP phone calls, and browse the web simultaneously. Ka-band technology makes this possible.
SATELLITE VS. CABLE INTERNET
Cable Internet services are roughly the same speed as satellite Internet; however, the main difference between the two is that there is no cap on the amount of data (bandwidth) that you can download through your cable internet service provider. With satellite Internet the restriction is based on the Fair Access Policy of the provider, which limits the amount of bandwidth you can use in any given period of time. The monthly bandwidth cap is perhaps more important than the speed, as any download speed over 5Mbps is a fast connection. If you are browsing in the Internet, checking e-mails or using social media services you won’t notice much difference between 5Mbps and 15Mbps. The pricing of current plan offerings from satellite internet providers is based on the amount of bandwidth selected usually 10GB, 20GB, 50GB, or more.
We have received feedback from consumers who live in rural areas where cable Internet services are available. However they are extremely slow and expensive. If you live in one of these areas, satellite Internet might be the best choice for you.
The list of technology jargon and acronyms seems to get longer and longer everyday, here’s a few common broadband terms and words you might come across.
Hope this helps.
Mobile phone technology that includes services and applications with faster access to the web.
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber line – technology that allows you to receive broadband using existing telephone networks. It works like a fast telephone line that is always connected to the internet.
This is the amount of data that can be transferred over a connection usually expressed in bits/bytes per second (bps). This is a single unit of data — and in broadband terms this means the unit of transmitted data. A kilobit (Kb) is 1,000 bits. A megabit (Mb) is 1,000,000 bits.
Broadband is a version of the Internet that works at higher speeds because of an increased bandwidth. The most commonly used form is ADSL (Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line), which is an upgraded home telephone line. Broadband can also be obtained through fiber-optic cable, mobile or the new generation of fast, reliable Ka satellites.
Much like cable television and telephone services, broadband is carried through a fiber optic cable buried under the ground.
An online area, or part of a website, where two or more people can ´talk´ in real time by typing messages.
A general term for videos, text, pictures or sound stored on, processed, sent or received by your computer.
This is when your computer calls your Internet Service Provider (ISP) as you connect to the internet — this can normally be heard with a dialing tone. This means you have to establish a new connection each time rather than staying online as with broadband.
Moving files from the Internet on to your PC.
This is data that goes from the Internet to your computer — for example emails, downloading from the internet, etc.
Digital Subscriber Line – this technology transfers data over a phone line without interference.
This is a network standard for data transmission, most commonly used on local area networks (LANs) such as in the workplace. New systems are now capable of running at 1,000Mbps.
The service area that your connection is associated with. For example if you are unable to receive broadband at home it is because you are not within range of a broadband exchange.
Fair Access policy
The Fair Access policy (FAP) covers the traffic management criteria set by the satellite operator, and is designed to ensure that all users are able to receive equitable access to our services. In the event that your usage exceeds that set by the satellite operator to define a Heavy User, you will see your speeds restricted during periods of high network usage. See Fair Access Policy for more details.
File transfer protocol — a process of obtaining and uploading files to and from the Internet.
Standing for Global Positioning System. This allows the user to know exactly their exact location and is now used within mobile-broadband technology.
A user defined by the satellite operator as using disproportionately more data than other package customers, as set out in the prevailing Fair Access Policy. A Heavy User will see their speeds reduced during periods of high network usage. For more information please go to the Fair Access Policy page.
This enables information to be routed from one network to another. The information is sent in packets and then reassembled into information when it reaches its destination.
A service that allows you to ´chat´ with another Internet user in real time by typing.
An individual number attributed to every computer on the Internet for identification purposes.
Internet Service Provider – the company that supplies your connection.
Is the specific frequency spectrum used to provide next generation Ka technology satellite broadband services.
Is the name of the Skylogic satellite that provides the next generation Tooway next generation Ka technology satellite broadband services.
Is the telephone line in a home — not a mobile, but a fixed line.
The time taken for a signal to pass from your computer to the satellite. Most commonly stated as around 0.7 seconds for satellite.
Local Loop Unbundling – when a provider rents space from the exchange and then sells its own services on the line.
Megabits per second. This measures how quickly data can be transmitted.
The device that allows your PC to connect to the Internet via your telephone line — previously they had to be plugged in, but now they are inbuilt within computers.
This means you only pay for your actual usage — that is, downloads and uploads, looking at websites, emails, etc. You pay based on the time you spend online.
When a message is sent to another computer and the command waits for a response. This is a method often used to check if a network is reachable.
A command sent from one computer/network to another.
With a router you set up your own home network because it will buffer and forward data. It connects the Internet Service Provider´s network together with the LAN at home through a single broadband domain. So instead of paying for a connection for each PC, the router allows you to put your home network on the same connection.
An alternative to ADSL that uses a satellite connection to provide a permanent connection to the Internet.
Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line – allows more data to be sent over existing copper telephone lines at rates up to 3Mbps.
The rate at which you can send or receive data. It is usually measured in megabits per second or “Mbps” for short. In the UK, all our quoted speeds for download or upload are a maximum speed and so we use the phrase “up to” with all our satellite broadband speeds.
Allows the user to watch/listen to a download as the download commences in the background. This is most common with live streaming, such as with commentary from sports events, etc.
This is the brand name for a range of consumer and business satellite broadband services provided via the KaSat satellite.
Transferring files from your computer to the internet.
A virtual local area network. This is a network of computers that behaves as though they are connected to the same wire even though they might actually be on different sections of the LAN.
Video on Demand – a technology or service that allows a video feed to be called on almost instantaneously for viewing, usually for a fee.
Voice Over Internet Protocol — allowing you to make telephone calls using the internet. These can be free for example using Skype, fixed line replacement service where you connect your existing telephone system/wiring into a special router which allows you to call.
This is when a broadband connection provided without wires such as when using a laptop or through a mobile phone to connect to a wireless signal. Wireless networks are most commonly set-up by adding a wireless router which plugs into the Broadband Modem and uses radio waves to link users.