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No longer "unlimited" package

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Hipolito Gonzalez
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Aug 10th, 2013 at 2:27pm  
My reseller had confirmed me today about the suspension of the unlimited package on September 1. And policies changes like no more 20/6 Mbps in the description, more strict in the FUP, etc etc. when I have news, I will write here, I will wait for the information about skylogic
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Reply #1 - Aug 10th, 2013 at 3:48pm  
"PARIS 2011: Paris-based Eutelsat, which has been planning Ka-Sat since 2007, expects Ka-Sat will reach profitability by the three-year mark with around 300,000 subscribers, although depending on the mix of professional and consumer users, that milestone may come earlier or later. Counting just consumers, Ka-Sat can accommodate up to 1 million subscribers, according to Eutelsat estimates."

KA-SAT has 82 beams, 2 of which are half bandwidth.  Approx capacity 400 Mbit/s download per beam.  1,000,000 customers / 81 = 12,345 customers per beam.  Bit rate per customer = 400 Mbit/s / 12,345 = 32.4 kbit/s. If the fill factor is 50% then 16 kbit/s per customer = 4.8 Gbytes per customer per 28 days.

It will be interesting to see what FAP/FUP Eutelsat/Skylogic come up with.  Maybe the new fair access policy will put Mbytes sliding window limits per hour, 4 hours, 12 hours, week and 28 days as before.

Whatever they do they need to try to meet the conflicting needs of the re-seller sales people who would like to use expressions like "20 Mbit/s unlimited" and the prospective customers who need to be given a realistic expectation of what the service will be like.  e.g. "10GB allowance: Up to 20 Mbit/s, 28 day average up to 33 kbit/s"

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Reply #2 - Aug 10th, 2013 at 4:35pm  
as far as I know the unlimited package wont change for people already on it, its new users that wont have the option to purchase the unlimited package anymore, its called xxl 50gb I think
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