What is satellite internet?
Satellite Internet is the process of accessing the Internet with the help of communications satellites, mostly geostationary satellites.
Satellite Internet is location-independent and the connection can be taken anywhere as it offers global coverage. It is the ideal internet access in places where the quality of access is unreliable or poor, or in places where terrestrial internet access is not available.
Main components of the satellite internet are
- Satellite in geostationary orbit.
- Ground stations, which are gateways to relay the data to and from the satellite.
- Dish antenna with transceiver that is made available to the user.
Advantages of satellite internet:
1. Ideal Internet access for users who live in rural areas or who live far from cities or cable or telephone offices.
2. Since it uses satellite dish for two-way communication, it does not need phone cords or wires.
3. Compared to other internet options, satellite internet has fewer or negligible network outages.
Disadvantages of satellite internet:
Setup fees and equipment are more expensive than traditional Internet services, as are repairs.
Link speeds are typically slower than cable, DSL, or fiber optic services due to signal latency.
Possible delay in uploading and downloading data.