Category: Internet

Satellite Internet: Very Fast Connection for You

Broadband internet via satellite will experience a major breakthrough in 2012. HughesNet, one of the giant U.S. Internet service provider, has launched a new generation satellite internet. New satellite named Jupiter is able to transfer data faster than previous satellites, Spaceway. Subscription price and Satellite internet speeds offered have not been determined, but the download speeds estimated 20 megabits per second (Mbps), or 10 times more than existing. Hughes Satellite Internet promise it will be provided with reasonable prices.
This is good news for more than 10 million Americans who do not have high speed internet access, where the speed is only about 256 kilobite per second. U.S. Federal Communications Commission to provide a minimum speed of 4 mbps download and upload (upload) 1 mbps.
HughesNet service relying on it to find a profitable market in the aspect of a home outside the metropolitan area. Compared with other services, satellite speed internet market is beneficial because it only has one million customers and 1 percent of the broadband Internet market.
In contrast, satellite TV has been holding one-third pay-TV market and has more than 30 million subscribers. While satellite radio has about 20 million listeners.
Satellite Internet can not compete with terrestrial broadband speed such as cable and DSL (digital subscriber line). Conversely, HughesNet as the largest provider of these services and has 550,000 subscribers, and its main competitor, WildBlue, targeting the customer who has an Internet connection very slow. Cable and telephone company which is a conventional broadband providers, often refusing to add broadband infrastructure in sparsely populated areas because it is not profitable business, says vice president of North American division at Hughes Network Systems, based in Germantown, Peter Gulla.

History of Broadband

Broadband is a high speed connection that allows fast access to the internet and make it always connected. If we look behind, the history of mobile broadband is starting from the discovery of an optical fiber cable in 1950, whereas previously the need for data communication has not been required in high speed. Only in the 1990s came a large need for high speed data transmission. This is the beginning of the broadband era. At that time, fiber-optic cable is the only one flagship course.

Starting in 1999, the development of large capacity data transfer and high speed have been widely used, especially with the advent of cable TV services which require a cable modem. At the time, not less than 1.5 million cable TV customers more and liven up a new era of broadband. However, because fiber-optic cable is quite expensive, the development of broadband can be considered as relatively slow, and its users are limited. Lately, though cable TV has many customers, more development is triggered by the advent of technology, ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line). ADSL can spend millions of bits of information in seconds on the regular telephone network.

ADSL broadband works at two speeds. It can receive and also send data, so it is suitable to use for browsing and sending or receiving e-mail. Data transmission speed, slower than the receive data. ADSL standards receive data or information at a speed of 2 Mbps (35 times faster than standard modems) and send data at a speed of 256 Kbps (five times faster). However, broadband capacity is usually between 256 Kbps and 10 Mbps. Now,Mobilt bredbÄnd has larger capacity and speed to support more lager users.