Backup Connections & Disaster Recovery
Satellite Communications (VSAT) is a 2-way communications technology using satellites, that provides stable and dependable data and voice links across a broad area, simply and easily. It is installed in some of the most challenging locations, outside of traditional coverage areas of mobile or fixed line services.
However, VSAT is not only used for these remote locations with no other option. It is broadly used by organisations running critical or emergency services that demand diversity to mitigate possible outages. It is also used as a mobile solution where consistency of service is required, such as News Media uplinks and in the Forestry and Construction industries.
Satellite antennasas small as 96cm can provide a data link suitable for most purposes including video streaming and real-time applications such as voice and video calls. Antennas are cost effective and are designed to last for many years in harsh conditions.
Many businesses deploy VSAT services because it enables a simplified communications network with high resilience. It is a uniform, ubiquitous service – uses the same equipment, the same configuration, within the coverage area of the satellite. Simplified multi-site deployments in terms of the cost equation and overall solution design.
Satellite is widely used as a dependable secondary connection due to complete independence of infrastructure. Usually the VSAT link will not rely on any telco infrastructure nearby the site, whereas with terrestrial networks, a cable cut can affect multiple telcos and technologies. VSAT Modems draw little power and can be run on backup power systems easily.
The satellite industry fast growing and, and adapting to the needs of its business customers,
In summary, VSAT can provide many advantages, it can connect quickly and easily and provide a level of service that enables many applications. VSAT can connect the extremely remote parts of the world and be highly useful in urban locations too.