Australian Satellite Services is setting
a new paradigm for broadband Internet usage by providing
access to the Internet via Two-Way Satellite.
Who can benefit from our Service?
Access to the Internet provides a customer with the
opportunity to use a range of online services. Online
banking and e-commerce applications are in mainstream
use, providing new efficiencies for both the customer
and the institutions providing such services.
Australian Satellite Services recognises that many
Australians in regional and remote areas do not have
the ability to reliably connect to a broadband Internet
Service Provider, predominately due to the poor quality
of telephone lines. In many areas, local call Internet
access is not available, resulting in additional STD
expense for access. The benefits of online services
are lost without reliable and inexpensive Internet
Our service can benefit those customers in locations
where Internet access is not possible or sufficiently
Similar equipment is used extensively throughout
the world and provides communications services to
individuals and businesses where there are no terrestrial
alternatives. Most services in Australia today are
provided by terrestrial means - usually via
a dial-in telephone call. In some cases the download
path can be satellite, with a terrestrial upload path.
All of these services depend upon reliable terrestrial
communications and a telephone call connection to
an Internet Service Provider.
Our two-way satellite solution avoids the need for
any reliance on terrestrial lines, and our connection
to the Internet is effectively “always on”.
Our two-way satellite service is based around the
satellite control centre, known as the “hub”.
The system uses a geostationary satellite
with a “footprint” across Australia to
communicate between our hub and the customer.
To access the system, a VSAT (Very Small Aperture
Terminal) is installed at a customer’s premises,
and is configured to “talk” to the hub.
The VSAT terminal consists of approximately 1.2m satellite
dish, and indoor unit (IDU) (approximately the size
of a VCR) with two coaxial cables between the dish
and the IDU. An Ethernet port is provided for connection
to customers Local Area Network (LAN).
VSAT & Satellite Antenna Hardware
There are technical implications regarding the sizing
of the dish that relate to the reliability of the
service and location in the satellite footprint. In
majority of cases, a 1.2m dish will be required.
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