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Re: Satellite ISPs Gain Ground
Posted by: Paul Korzeniowski 2005-02-17 05:30:56
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When it comes to high-speed data networks, users tend to focus on cable modems or digital subscriber lines, but they do have a third option: satellite services. Though not nearly as popular as the others alternatives, satellite systems have found a growing number of fans. Approximately 100,000 consumers and businesses in the U.S. rely on them for Internet access. Interest in these systems is rising for a few reasons, starting with recent technological improvements in satellite networks.


Reply: SkyCatCom, VoIP, WiMAX, ... killed the Telcos
Posted by: OldHawk777 2005-02-17 05:53:57 In reply to: Paul Korzeniowski
http://www.worldskycat.com/markets/skycom.html
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The old wireline Telcos are dieing, because they missed keeping up with reality, due to CEOs, CIO, CTOs, ... MIG. The AT&T management sickness killed the Ma-Telnosaurs . Products like SkyCatCom, VoIP, WiMAX, ... can be kept away from the US market (as in the past) by the corporate-politicians in DC for a few more years, but ... forever ain't possible.
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One SkyCom system comprises 1.3 SkyCat platforms so as to maintain round-the-clock cover and is designed to offer:
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500+ sq. km. footprint for high-density urban areas, with cell sizes as small as 100m x 100m, or footprint up to 10,000 sq. km. for lower-density areas target of 1,600 cells per system, providing 8,000 channels, equivalent to replacing 400 terrestrial towers 99.98% operability in severe weather conditions (e.g. UK) long-endurance duty cycles (days, not hours) capital and operating costs under 20% of terrestrial tower alternative high return on capital either as platform operator only or as full telecoms service provider fast-into-market deployment
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