[LINK] Europe to get new broadband satellite(s)

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Sun Nov 28 09:59:51 AEDT 2010

On 28/11/10 9:06 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 09:00 AM 28/11/2010, Fernando Cassia wrote:
>> The transponders have only oh-so-many bandwidth. Once you max out the
>> available transponders, you´re out of luck, you have to lift another
>> satellite. Not to mention maintenance costs of keeping the satellite
>> in orbit and in position (systems monitoring, orbit adjustments, etc).
> I wonder if there is a truth in advertising
> aspect to this alternative provision in the NBN
> Co.'s communication to the public. Surely the
> ACCC will be looking at this as should ACMA.
> Perhaps this is part of the hidden information in
> the business plan. Mustn't scare the rural horses, so to speak.
> Jan

Aren't you being a bit harsh here? Satellite for the last couple of 
percent has been in the NBN planning since pretty much the day it was 
announced. And what are they not being truthful about? - Since the 
satellite hasn't been designed yet, I presume its coverage and 
transponders would be designed for the service it's meant to deliver.

BTW, I don't think a Northern Hemisphere satellite aimed at Europe has 
much to offer to Australia. The Euro satellite probably wouldn't be able 
to *see* Australia, let alone whether there would somehow be spare 
capacity for coverage here.

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