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

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Mon Nov 29 08:41:24 AEDT 2010

At 07:03 AM 29/11/2010, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
>Here's one of many news stories:
>The network is being rolled out by CSL, owned by Telstra.

Thanks, Richard. He definitely said satellite on the program, not 
mobile. How he thinks this technology would suit regional Australia 
is beyond me.

For those who also didn't know what the TLAs were, check out
"1800 MHz in Australia "
re multiband handsets: ..."For this reason, even 3G-supporting phones 
will most likely provide fast internet access in no more than one 
region, even when it is a GSM quad-band phone and voice services will 
work, internet access will be slow. "

Motorola white paper on the technology:
or http://tinyurl.com/2a5hd6e
Coverage of the cells: 5-100km with "slight degradation after 30km" 
-- perfect for urban applications
Capacity: >200 users per cell for 5MHz spectrum -- would mean a 
proliferation of cell antennae in urban areas


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