Picture of an old Tooway Ku band TooWay dish in Portugal. Modern equipment uses hight freqiency Ka band and more compact outdoor antenna system.
Satellite internet connection is suitable if you can't get phone line broadband (ADSL) or mobile phone internet connection. Satellite Broadband Internet for homes and business is a last resort if faced with no terrestrial internet connection.
The picture above and the one lower down are typical of potential customer locations.
History: 2014 onwards: The company "Broadband-Algarve.net" no longer exists. Last known contact details: Sales: +351 917 344 894 Support: +351 912 240 691 Alcaria - Sistemas de Communicações Limitada, trading as Broadband Algarve, registered in Portugal 509 758 304. Estrada National 125 Pereiras de Cima Edificio Cor de Rosa, Loja A 8125-024 Quarteira. "Broadband-Algarve.net" was taken over by "Simply Algarve" or "Europasat". Europasat" was taken over by BigBlu, Portugal.
Aug 2020: Current status: BigBlu, Portugal now provide satellite broadband services. Their phone numbers are: England: +44(0)1869 222900 Portugal: +351 289 129 007 Web sites: Portugese BigBlu, Portugal English Big Blu UK
BigBlu are expanding their business and now have local bases in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, Poland and Greece.
Alternative companies re-selling the european Ka band Tooway service are included here: ivsat-europe.htm. Various price packages exist to suit everyone's needs.
Note: Total independence from terrestrial infrastructure - No telephone line required. Likely customers are homes and small/medium sized businesses unable to connect to the internet via ADSL or using mobile phone solutions.
Indoor Tooway modem
Outdoor Ka band antenna with dual reflector design. (2020) Even this configuration is now superseded with a more modern compact design.
Satellite broadband for remote locations.
The text and images on this page are based on information kindly provided by Broadband-Algarve. This page is for information only and is not a paid-for advertisement. It is not up to date. See above about possible takeovers and legacy contact details.
Page started 6 November 2009, last amended 26 Feb 2022.