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Business Communications Via Satellite


In November of 1980, I stood with a few hundred employees of Satellite Business Systems (SBS) to watch the launch of our first communications satellite for business applications.  We had marketed satellite communications services to over 25 major USA corporations and several were in attendance at the Launch of SBS1.  The spirit of Arthur C. Clarke was with us that day when each of us watched our careers ride on that Delta rocket into a new era of business communications.


SBS was a little ahead of its time.   We though companies were ready for high-speed data circuits running at 6 Mbps, but at the time, high speed data for corporate America was 9.6 Kbps.


Today, most corporations and government agencies have broadband internet services and dedicated T-1 (1.544 Mbps) circuits into many of their remote offices.  Some have multiple T-1’s and even T-3 (45 Mbps) into some of their offices using terrestrial circuits.  These circuits provide high speed interactive data, voice and in some cases video.  But many of these companies have not followed the developments that have occurred in satellite communications over the last 20 years.


Today’s business communications satellites have higher power, longer operational life and better coverage than those launched 20 years ago.  More importantly, the ground equipment used to communicate with those satellites has progressed through many generations.  Using sub-meter, very small aperture terminal (VSAT) equipment, companies can establish Internet Protocol (IP) connections to remote sites for interactive data applications and receive broadcast network quality video on the same antenna.  These same VSAT antennas will receive broadcast data at Mbps rates.  Companies are now downloading entire parts catalogs, pricing lists, training manuals and other larger documents to all of their field offices at the same time on a daily basis. 


Depending on the size of the network, a company could pay less than $150 a month for an on-line data network which will support two way IP applications to any site in the network.  Broadcast quality video and multi-megabit broadcast data can be supported simultaneously to all or selected sites.  Not only is satellite connectivity less expensive and more reliably than terrestrial, this type of broadcast capability is not even possible in a terrestrial environment for more than a few sites at a time.


If your organization has not looked at satellite communications recently you may be surprised to learn that it is still less expensive and more reliable than terrestrial circuits for data and video applications.  It can replace or supplement your current applications and allow your organization to consider new applications that you may not have even considered.


If you would like to discuss your organizations requirements, and learn how Innovative Communication Solutions might help you in evaluating a satellite network alternative, please give us a call.


Peter G. Burke