Satellite Internet in South Africa — but its only for big business

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Fantastic satellite Internet in South Africa — but only for big business

While low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite services are still not officially supported for personal use in South Africa, multiple companies are already selling the next-generation satellite connectivity to corporates and large businesses.

LEO services offer significantly faster speeds and lower latency than conventional geosynchronous (GEO) services because the satellite constellations LEO services use orbit much closer to Earth than GEO satellites.
 
As long as Starlink is still on the ban list i am happy.
Hello Dear,

Can you clarify for me.

You're happy because:
- you don't want Star Link to operate in S.A?
- currently nobody is benefiting from it since it's still not officially operational?
- even if it is launched, people won't afford it, poor speed, they'll become dissatisfied?

Your opinion could be helpful to my ongoing research work.

Thank you.
 
Hello Dear,

Can you clarify for me.

You're happy because:
- you don't want Star Link to operate in S.A?
- currently nobody is benefiting from it since it's still not officially operational?
- even if it is launched, people won't afford it, poor speed, they'll become dissatisfied?

Your opinion could be helpful to my ongoing research work.

Thank you.
Oh no, I dont think my reasoning will be beneficial to your research. sorry to disappoint, but i will make it up to you. :crying:
 
@Hanno Labuschagne

Please, somebody correct me if I am wrong but,,,,,,,

It is high time people learn the difference between bandwidth & baud rate!! (BAUD who? BAUD how? BAUD what?)

BANDWIDTH
"However, the substantial distance limits download bandwidth, typically maxing out at 50Mbps on top-end packages and resulting in high connection latencies of over 600ms."

... the term "bandwidth" is utter nonsense in respect to download speeds, i.e.: 50Mbps.

Bandwidth is eg; FM Radio signal from 88 Mhz -> 108 Mhz
The FREQUENCY BANDWIDTH!

The correct term for data speed transmission is BAUD RATE!

BAUD RATE.

A number related to the speed of data transmission in a system. The rate indicates the number of electrical oscillations per second that occurs within a data transmission. The higher the baud rate, the more bits per second that are transferred.
 
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Hello Dear,

Can you clarify for me.

You're happy because:
- you don't want Star Link to operate in S.A?
- currently nobody is benefiting from it since it's still not officially operational?
- even if it is launched, people won't afford it, poor speed, they'll become dissatisfied?

Your opinion could be helpful to my ongoing research work.

Thank you.

Troll vs troll?
 
Am I the only one that is annoyed by the fact that they have installed the oneweb equipment in a spot that will shade the solar panels at the "a digital bank"? I mean this is a bank that is going to have less power because somebody didn't use two brains cells.
 
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