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Leighton
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Panama Internet Service
Aug 13th, 2004 at 3:57pm
 
HI:

I recently bought a home on one of the Pearl Islands off of the coast  of Panama. There is no internet service there. Can someone give my information regarding the availabliity of satellite internet services offered to residents in Panama?
Thank you!
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Re: Panama Internet Service
Reply #1 - Aug 18th, 2004 at 8:24pm
 
as of june of this year there was no sat internet sevice in PA. you can get Directv however just call information
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Reply #2 - Sep 9th, 2004 at 2:23pm
 
I recently got a one way satellite service working great in the highland region of Volcan, Panama.  It uses any dial up or cellular based connection for the outbound connection.  If you have no land based telephone service in your location, you will need the Bellsouth wireless Internet service for your outbound connection.  It doubles the monthly cost, but is immensely better than the land based telephone service.  Download speeds via satellite average 400 Kbps, and the upload speeds via cellular are 144 Kbps.  The satellite service costs $40.00 per month, with a US billing address, or $50.00 per month with a non-US billing address.  It is DVB-IP based, and the service is on Satmex-5, which I easily receive on a 1.2 meter dish.  The satellite equipment is inexpensive, around $300, but just the CDMA wireless PCMCIA card from Bellsouth costs $300 alone.

Since a two way satellite system would be immensely better than this, I am trying a two way Direcway system here next.
After I test it here, I will post the results.  If I can get it to work, I will eliminate my land telephone line, and just use cell phones for voice calls.
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Re: Panama Internet Service
Reply #3 - Sep 10th, 2004 at 3:17am
 
Quote:
author=Leighton link=board=ivsat-us;num=1092409066;start=0#0 date=08/13/04 at 15:57:45] Can someone give my information regarding the availabliity of satellite internet services offered to residents in Panama?

Right website Leighton. Go to http://www.satsig.net/ivsat.htm and scroll down to Bentley-Walker.

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Re: Panama Internet Service
Reply #4 - Sep 15th, 2004 at 7:03pm
 
Panamadan thanks for your posting and I'm very interested to learn about your latest experiences with the twoway satellite. I'm in Chiriqui also and have to find a good solution for phone and internet in several areas that have no phonelines.
I have no experience/knowledge at all about this subject so any advise and help is highly appreciated.
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Re: Panama Internet Service
Reply #5 - Sep 17th, 2004 at 12:49am
 
direcway can give that 2 way service
you will have to check the antena size
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Re: Panama Internet Service
Reply #6 - Sep 26th, 2004 at 3:34pm
 
I contacted Mr. Morales about the twoway satellite system in Panama and unfortunately this was his reply:

I have been informed by direcway that signal rich only to Guatemala and Honduras. I thought that also Panama , since this signal also give service to Colombia, Peru and Chile, but unfurtunatly no to Panama
Sorry. As soon I knew signal is available there I will inform you
You can get Tv satellite signal

My question remains: do we have to wait or are there other solutions?
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Re: Panama Internet Service
Reply #7 - Sep 26th, 2004 at 5:49pm
 
Quote:
do we have to wait or are there other solutions?

As recommended above, see http://www.satsig.net/ivsat.htm and scroll down to Bentley-Walker.

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Reply #8 - Dec 15th, 2004 at 11:01pm
 
If interested, we can provide Satellite Internet powered by Direcway on All Latin América.  We do have one distributor in Panama that can provide you with a 1.2m dish and DW6000 modems for this service, with local installation and support.  Cost for bandwidth is higher than Direcway, but it works.  We can also activate your actual Direcway hardware if it is decommissioned from the Direcway network.  We do have signal with the 0.74m dish but it is not recomended.  If interested, you can contact me at sales@inetconsa.com
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Re: Panama Internet Service
Reply #9 - Dec 19th, 2004 at 1:42pm
 
I have to question this because I have the Bellsouth card and the upload is very VERY slow.  The slow upload seems to be a vagary of this generation cellphone 1XRTT protocol that Bellsouth uses for the Aircard based wireless access (A faster new generation 1XRTT is being used by Verizon in the USA but Bellsouth here in Panama doesn't have it yet.).  So if you are using a one way (download only) satellite and combining it with the Bellsouth wireless LAN card for your uploads, how can you possibly be getting 144 kbps for your upload if what you are relying on for upload is the Bellsouth card modem?  It doesn't make sense.  Please explain. 




[quote author=panamadan link=1092409066/0#2 date=1094736209]I recently got a one way satellite service working great in the highland region of Volcan, Panama.  It uses any dial up or cellular based connection for the outbound connection.  If you have no land based telephone service in your location, you will need the Bellsouth wireless Internet service for your outbound connection.  It doubles the monthly cost, but is immensely better than the land based telephone service.  Download speeds via satellite average 400 Kbps, and the upload speeds via cellular are 144 Kbps.  The satellite service costs $40.00 per month, with a US billing address, or $50.00 per month with a non-US billing address.  It is DVB-IP based, and the service is on Satmex-5, which I easily receive on a 1.2 meter dish.  The satellite equipment is inexpensive, around $300, but just the CDMA wireless PCMCIA card from Bellsouth costs $300 alone.

Since a two way satellite system would be immensely better than this, I am trying a two way Direcway system here next.
After I test it here, I will post the results.  If I can get it to work, I will eliminate my land telephone line, and just use cell phones for voice calls.
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Re: Panama Internet Service
Reply #10 - Dec 19th, 2004 at 4:36pm
 
[quote author=Susan Guberman-Garcia link=1092409066/0#11 date=1103463761]I have to question this because I have the Bellsouth card and the upload is very VERY slow.  [/quote]
Upload speeds delivered by consumer grade broadband satellite connections are - by design - very slow. When compared to their download speeds, that is.

But the operative word is broadband Susan. I believe what you're describing comes under the category of narrow band. Apples and oranges.

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Re: Panama Internet Service
Reply #11 - Jun 23rd, 2005 at 7:02am
 
If this is in your price range, then we have it, keep in mind it does Voice over internet Phone as well, so you can get rid of your telephone line.

758 Kbps X 256 Kbps (1:10 Ratio) (This means the bandwidth is shared much less, the average is 80:1)

1.5 Mbps X 768 Kbps(1:10 Ratio)

Equipment: (This includes Antenna, Modem, BUC, and everything else you need for satellite)

Contact me if you have any questions.  
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Re: Panama Internet Service
Reply #12 - Jul 26th, 2005 at 10:08pm
 
We are a Costarican Satellite Internet service provider.  We have some two way systems installes in Panama working very well. 
Soon, we will be opening a new office in Panama, but in the meantime, we can install a system over there.  We have 60+ systems installed in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama, and customer are very satisfied. 
We use diferent satellites depending on your location, but for sure we can provide you a quality service.

Contact us at inasol@gmail.com for more details.
Thanks.
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Reply #13 - Aug 5th, 2005 at 12:13am
 
If you have broadband internet in Panama, you can get unlimited calling to US and Canada for only $29.99 a month. 

With the service, you get a US number of your choice, so the folks back home do not have to pay long distance charges.

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Re: Panama Internet Service
Reply #14 - Apr 18th, 2006 at 8:47am
 
Some time has passed since I last asked , does anyone know of reasonably priced way to get satellite internet service East of Colon on the upper coast near Palenque. I'm just out of reach of Movistar cell service. Thanks, JMC.
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