Monday, 27 February 2012

Satellite Broadband- HySpeed Update!

We have not been blogging recently as we have been very busy in the office preparing for events and new products which are about to be released. But we have not totally forgotten about the blog. We want to keep you updated with things which have been happening.

Our HySpeed KA-band satellite systems have all been running well with customers enjoying the speeds which they pay for. Some customers are lucky enough to go from having a connection which was regularly less than 0.5Mbps to not a consistent 9-10Mbps.  

Satellite broadband can create a connection where previously other systems will be deemed too expensive or the other operators do not think it is a financially viable option.  We love to help those areas which are hardest hit by communications. You should not be punished for living in a rural area.

Our parent company TigrisNet is setting up their exhibition stand as we speak, at CABSAT with the event opening tomorrow. It is always an exciting time of year, as it allows us to meet with our resellers and also make new partnerships.

Our VoIP service is also is in a good position with new people from all over the world taking advantage of the great offers and the FREE sign up that VoIPtig has. If you have a bandwidth allowance or a slow internet connection then VoIPtig is the VoIP solution for you whilst giving high quality calls. [find out more]

Thank you for taking time to read this blog post again. I hope you are all very well, comments and questions can be asked on here or any of the social networks.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

is the UK ignoring satellite broadband technology?

As I’ve stated on numerous occasions the technology behind satellite broadband has vastly brought it into the future for offering a high-speed service, especially to rural homes and businesses. I’ve claimed that this is being ignored.
When it comes to rural telecoms a large proportion of the lime light is being shared between fibre, 4G and Wi-Fi developments. Which are all largely based around two questions, when will the technology be installed? And who’s going to be paying for it?
Largely at this point in time evidence shows that these technologies are behind schedule.
Ofcom said in August that 14 per cent of UK homes couldn't get access at 2Mb”. This is a quite frustrating statistic when satellite broadband is able to reach 100% of homes in the UK. Especially when you take into consideration that with the modern technology we have nowadays, satellite broadband can have speeds of 10Mbps and quite easily 2Mbps.

Of course packages are an issue for some people who say that satellite broadband is expensive, but when considered that some basic packages start at £20p/m and a good connection speed can be bought for around £30p/m you are looking at similar pricing to the fixed line services. Satellite operators, especially the ones using the Avanti systems have very low contention ratios. I may be biased towards our contention ratios are 25:1 compared to larger ones from most other technologies. This means the speeds you’re paying for you may actually get close to achieving rather than always having around half the speeds which you have paid for, as the internet company has used the magic words ‘up to’.
Europe has adopted and recognises that satellite broadband is a complimentary technology for rural areas and not-spots.
The increase in awareness needs to grow with satellite communications and this can only happen when the governments and councils accept that this technology is viable for the future for rural broadband.
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