[LINK] NBN Sky Muster satellites may be quickly overloaded

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Sun Oct 4 11:31:41 AEDT 2015

On 04/10/15 10:57, Tom Worthington wrote:

> The first of three Sky Muster satellites ...

Correction: that should have been: "Sky Muster, the first of two 
satellites ...".

Plans for a third satellite were dropped after a 2014 review. It was not 
expected a third satellite would be fully used (which I think will turn 
out to have not been a good decision):

"The Review estimates that only of the capacity of a third satellite 
would be utilised. The remaining capacity could then be commercialised,
either by NBN Co or a third party. However, there are limited 
opportunities for NBN Co to monetise the spare capacity in its third 
satellite, as the majority of bandwidth supply is unlikely to be met 
with significant market demand from potential corporate end-users. This 
scenario also reduces the need for base stations and therefore reduces 
long term operating expenditure". From page 90, Fixed Wireless and 
Satellite Review Report, NBN Co, May 2014 

I have corrected my blog post: 

ps: Some user education and custom browser should be able to at least 
double the effective capacity of the satellites.

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