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Satellite broadband and email via direct two-way customer dish terminals is possible throughout Europe following a maturing of the technology and building of European VSAT teleport hub dishes.

Fast web downloads, email, ftp file transfers and streaming video and audio are achieved with short term speeds of typically several Mbit/s, using a share of a high bandwidth outlink connection from a large hub station with a composite rate of typically 64  Mbit/s.

European satellite broadband capacity is almost always shared.  Services for home and small office have high sharing ratios, but are much lower cost than services for business where dedicated 1:1 CIR or low ratio sharing is the rule.

Service providers have tariffs for various service maximum bit rates and amounts of Gbytes downloaded or uploaded peer month. Email and internet web browsing are the preferred intended use. For applications requiring substantial uploading of data or for video, music or VoIP ask about higher price options.

My text about each service provider. Click on the email addresses for current prices and to confirm technical details. European Satellite Broadband maps include the following countries: Canary Isles, Madeira, Tunisia, Russia, Armenia, Estonia, Latvia, Moldova, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Albania, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon. Look at the list of companies at the end of this page as well. If you want your company details added to the site, please tell me with interesting details such as service area (beam footprint), frequency band etc. I am not interested in sales blurb or superlative texts.  There is no charge. Details may be deleted.


Tooway and Hylas satellite broadband from Bentley Walker
Tooway spot beam coverage

This image shows the Italy based KA-SAT Ka band spot beams for satellite internet to all of Europe, using Viasat Surfbeam technology. Surfbeam modemTooway Surfbeam indoor modem
Hylas Ka band satellite broadband spot beam coverages
This image shows the UK based Hylas 1 satellite beams, using the latest HughesNet HN9600 technology.

Hylas NH9200 modem/router Hylas HN9200 indoor modem.
UK IP address.

Hughesnet and ViaSAt Surfbeam routers provide fast, flexible business and consumer broadband access up to 20 Mbit/s.  Consumer terminal pricing is affordable with wide range of monthly tariffs to suit customer usage. It is sound, proven technology wich simple ethernet interface. No additional customer software is required. Satellite broadband provided total independence from terrestrial infrastructure and no phone line required.  The HughesNet service, based at goohilly, UK has UK based IP addresses. 

Both Tooway and Hylas operate in the new Ka band and the small precision antennas are intended and well suited to self-installation, similar to satellite TV antennas. Simple customer interfaces:  Plug and play Ethernet 10/100 Mbps. LAN network interface.  There are many tariff options for home and business users, download speeds are up to 22 Mbit/s and upload speeds are up to 6 Mbit/s. Different tariffs offer different traffic quotas. The monthly quotas for each tariff ranging from 2 GByte/month to 200 GB/month.

Go to http://www.bentley-walker.com/ for prices and tariff option details.
Click to email your enquiry > sales@bentleywalker.com

 


Lepton Global Solutions

Lepton logoLepton Global Solutions provides customized, end-to-end satellite communications solutions for both military and commercial customers.

Example coverage using Eutelsat 70B (W5A), Ku band Europe beam, from 70.5 east, is shown. I have highlighted the 10 deg elevation contour in red.

Eutelsat 70B W5A Europe coverage

These solutions involve fixed VSATs, rapid deploy terminals and on-the-move systems. Solutions are available for all world regions, making use of multiple satellite beams and bringing together resources from a number of different suppliers, appropriate to the individual customer requirements. My review.

For more details contact:
Phone: 571-313-1256  Fax: 855-642-6522  Email: info@leptonglobal.com
8381 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 200, Vienna, VA 22182.


IsoTropic Networks
Isotropic logo Global coverage maps

For higher resolution details of individual European satellite beam coverages, click on the map above right to go to a detailed interactive map at the Isotropic web site.

Fixed : Mobile : Maritime : Auto pointing : Inmarsat

  • Company Owned & Operated Teleports
  • iDirect Host Network Operator (HNO)
  • Flexible & Scalable Bandwidth Packages
  • iDirect Evolution & iNFINITY Networks
  • Installation & Maintenance Services
  • On-Demand Dedicated Bandwidth
  • 24/7/365 Technical Support

Contact:  W2835 Krueger Road, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone:  +1 262-248-9600
Email: sales@isosat.net

 

Orbit Research Ltd
Orbit Research logo
iDirect teleport hub
Telstar 11N Europe beam
Connectivity in Europe using Telstar 11N.

Established in 1994, this company and the owners have many years of experience in designing earth stations for some of the biggest telecom companies including Inmarsat, BT and Teleglobe.

Email them: sales@orbitresearch.co.uk

Website: www.orbitresearch.co.uk
They specialise in providing satellite internet connectivity for fixed and temporary connections, especially where the requirement is complex or involves company networks. The company is good if you need technologies such as streaming video or audio, WiFi hotspot, high data-rate with low contention. Also, for applications needing low bandwidth (such as monitoring and control of remote assets), they will work out a tariff that reflects the lower resource usage.

Orbit Research Ltd owns and operates an iDirect 5IF VSAT hub at the SMS-Teleport in Rugby, UK.

The Orbit iDirect 5IF hub can host VNO (Virtual Network Operator) operations as well as providing connectivity for individual satellite terminals.


BusinessCom : Internet via Satellite
Astra teleport dishes
Businesscom logo
Service area

SCPC, DVB, DVB-RCS and D-TDMA Platforms OfferedM

Regions and Countries covered (but not limited to): All ex-USSR (CIS), including Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova;  All Europe, including Germany, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, Serbia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy.

. DVB/RCS LinkStar based Services for individual home user up to dedicated high bit rates for big business.
. Integrated PEP-iDirect Solution based on iDirect Architecture
. SCPC, DVB and Frame Relay Satellite Backbones

Services for Home and Individual Usage, SOHO, SME, Internet Cafe, Calling Centre and ISP business up to 4 Mbit/s with SLA Quality Guarantee, QoS, business-class Voice over IP and Videoconferencing support.   Available everywhere within the coverage map. Free VoIP phone and calls to the USA.  Various technologies including ViaSat and iDirect

Contact  vsat-satsigs@bcsatellite.net


The customer satellite broadband VSAT comprises a parabolic antenna dish, similar to satellite TV, together with an indoor satellite internet modem.   Ethernet cable connects to your PC or local LAN router, typically wireless.  Many local PCs may be connected.  The arrangement is suitable for both home use and for small office / internet cafe type applications.

Radio modules on the front of the dish receive the out-link (or downlink) using a conventional LNB (low noise block down converter) and transmit the return link (or uplink) data using an outdoor transmit block up converter (BUC). The satellite broadband connection is always-on with direct access and is not dependant on dial up or ADSL lines. The most recent outdoor equipments have the transmit and receive function integrated on one module called a TRIA (Transmit receive integrated assembly).

The teleport hub dish is where the VSAT Operator and satellite ISP is located with a very high speed optic fibre digital backbone for worldwide networking connection.

Ku band refers to 11-12 and 14 GHz operation. C band (4/6 GHz) needs generally larger customer antennas but suffers less from heavy rain fading in the tropics. Ka band and small satellite spot beams is the most modern technology and uses frequencies in the 20-30 GHz range.

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This web site is simply intended to be helpful, it does not use pop-ups, flash or other nonsense. There may be errors on this page.  The setting up and control of satellite broadband VSATs in Europe is controlled from the hub providers so any problem sites can be switched off remotely until a technician attends. Also, the equipment design and frequency bands comply to European regulatory "type approval" for general use so that operation does not cause unacceptable interference to other services or continue to require individual licence / licensing for VSAT internet access. Non-approved terminals continue to require individual licensing.

Other pages which may be of interest:

VSAT service in Europe from Vizocom

Fixed VSAT and maritime mobile satellite services in Atlantic region: Castor networks

Atlantic Bird 3 satellite beam coverages

UK satellite internet installers

Onlime satellite services - based in Germany

Tooway satellite in Portugal and the Algarve

El Molino Systems, Spain, France, Italy and Greece

Telenor: SCPC

Telenor: Terralink shared

France internet par satellite

Kempa Satellite Networks Poland

Internet satelitarny Poland

iDirect from Geolink Access

Ka band satellites

Internet acceso basados en los satellite en Espana

VSAT service by EMC via Raisting and Redditch teleports

Internet de banda larga prin satelit - Lamit Co, Romania

Servicesat: Reseller for Europe and Middle East

Russia CIS VSAT broadband

European Tooway TM service

HX hub in Moscow

Skyway.net Telstar 12

Nynex iDirect in Europe

Telstar 11N and iDirect services

BW DVB-S2 Hughes HX VSAT hub on Eutelsat W3A

Italie internet satellitare

Bentley Walker / Hughes HX VSAT hub at Turin Skylogic teleport

Legacy StarTrio Direcway system as of 2004

UK satellite broadband ISPs

EasyCom VSAT service: Tunisia, Algeria and Libya

Satellite internet access

IsNet Turkey satellite internet

Astra 2E UK Ku band beam coverage

French index page: internet par satellite haut debit connexion bidirectionnel

German index page: as Highspeed Satelliten Internet wia satellit

Satellite dish pointing in Deutschland

Gilat Europe


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