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

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Mon Nov 29 15:12:02 AEDT 2010

Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> 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.

Australia may require more than one geostationary satellite for
coverage - which puts Anabel Crab's comments about
densely populated miniscule Hong Kong in a different light.

Seems these guys are talking about links in the
Backhaul/Backbone not consumer access.  The
NBN is offering the latter? The backbone it is
leasing may ofcourse have satellite hops in it
and maybe the intention is to offer fibre from
the dish.
 > According to ISRO, 35 minutes after the rocket lift-off, 
HYLAS was separated from the rocket at its intended
 > geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO).
 > The 2,541-kg satellite developed for Avanti 
Communications, UK, has 10 high power transponders designed
 > to deliver high-speed broadband services for Europe.
 > The satellite's life is estimated to be 15 years.

It is also worth noting that Google is working on a new
video format "designed for the Internet". So  content can be
directed over appropriate pathways eg  streaming video  traffic
via satellite hops.

Anyone know where Iridium is at?

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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