Benefits of Satellite Internet

by Patrick Gannon


May 13, 2015

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People need access to enterprise-class, high-speed voice, video and data applications wherever they happen to be. Satellite connectivity has the power to drive communications advances across a broad range of industries and geographies.

Whether it’s ship-to-shore maritime communications, Internet access for remote, rural classrooms, or vital data and communications for petroleum operations, satellite applications meet a broad range of needs.

iDirect’s communication platform enables any IP application to run reliably and efficiently over satellite. iDirect’s advanced technology provides organizations with immediate global reach – making mission critical communications possible in the most challenging and diverse environments.

Communication satellites are used in fixed or mobile wireless communications to receive and transmit radio signals from an orbiting satellite to another terrestrial location. There have been such advances in bandwidth utilization and reliability of communications that satellite service now provides affordable, always-on, high-speed, quality connectivity.


The Top Benefits of Satellite Internet

Global Coverage

Today, satellite communication can deliver a terrestrial-grade experience with voice, video, and data that can be accessed anywhere in the world. Ubiquitous coverage can be obtained with a global network of multiple satellites all tying into one central network management system.


Satellite networks are dependable, providing constant connectivity even when terrestrial networks fail. With satellite networks, enterprises can maintain business continuity with built-in redundancy and automatic back-up service.


Satellite networks already constitute a private network. By adding encryption technology satellite can provide a more secure connection than terrestrial networks, making it an ideal solution for government, military and enterprise VPN (virtual private network) solutions.


The modularity of VSAT systems allows for quick time-to-market and fast upgrades. VSAT remotes can be deployed rapidly and new remote locations are easily added to a network where limited terrestrial infrastructure exists simply by configuring bandwidth to the site and having ground equipment installed.

Fast Deployment

Satellite technology is an ideal solution for quick deployment, immune to the challenges posed by difficult terrain, remote locations, harsh weather, and terrestrial obstacles. In this rapidly expanding market, satellite allows a service provider to get to market quickly and efficiently and provide immediate connectivity in disaster and emergency relief scenarios.

Cost Savings

Satellite technology can deliver a communications infrastructure to areas where terrestrial alternatives are unavailable, unreliable or simply too expensive. Satellite allows service providers to insure scalability, profitability and maintain low operating expenses, all while overcoming a lack of existing infrastructure.

Satellite Internet solutions

Satellite can provide the right solution for a number of applications, whether extending the edge of the terrestrial networks to remote places or as a stand-alone solution, such as:

  • Enterprise Connectivity
  • Retail Transactions
  • Internet Connections (ISPs)
  • Video/TV Direct to Home
  • Maritime
  • Cellular Backhaul
  • Military Defense
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Oil & Gas
  • Business Continuity
  • Disaster Recovery/Emergency Relief
  • Education & Training
  • Aeronautical Connectivity

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