This is an UNCAPPED Contention based Service e.g., 1:1, 1:4, 1:8 and not a Consumer Broadband service. This solution is available on our iDirect platform on Ku band using the NSS 12, RascomStar and ABS3A Satellite Beams. This service is mostly used by SME’s and Corporates.
Recommended entry equipment: (can vary with regions and service requirements) Ku Band: 1.2M Ku band Antenna + 3W BUC (onwards) + LNB + iDirect Evo modem + cable + connectors Ku Band: 1.2M Ku band Antenna + 3W BUC (onwards) + LNB + Hughes J2 modem + cable + connectors
VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) technology is widely used in Africa as it provides a cost-effective solution for broadband connectivity. There are three types of frequency bands used in VSAT technology- C-Band, Ku-Band, and Ka-Band.
C-Band VSAT is commonly used in remote areas of Africa where fiber or cable infrastructure is not available. It uses a large dish antenna and operates at a lower frequency range which allows it to penetrate through heavy rain and atmospheric conditions, making it a reliable option for remote areas.
Ku-Band is a popular option for broadband connectivity in Africa. It offers higher throughput speeds compared to C-Band and uses a smaller-sized dish antenna, making it ideal for businesses and households in urban and suburban areas.
Ka-Band is a newer frequency band used in VSAT technology that provides faster speeds than Ku-Band. However, it requires a larger bandwidth and is less reliable than Ku-Band in adverse weather conditions.
In summary, Ku-Band VSAT technology is a popular and cost-effective solution for broadband connectivity in Africa. It offers high-speed internet connectivity with a smaller dish antenna, making it ideal for businesses and households in both urban and suburban areas.
Overall, VSAT technology is an important and growing part of Africa's communication infrastructure, helping to connect people and businesses in even the most remote areas of the continent.