With over 10 million customers, most people understand how Sky TV works – a small dish receives TV signals from a satellite into a box in their house. Satellite broadband is very similar in that it receives information to a small dish and transfers the information via a cable connected to a modem in your house. In addition, our satellite broadband also sends out information to the satellite so you have a fast two-way broadband connection.
Through the air rather than under ground cables
Rather than use an underground copper/fibre network like BT, satellite broadband operates by sending and receiving your broadband signal to a satellite about 22,000 miles in space. Because the satellite sits high up in space, it can provide equal quality of coverage to every home or business in its footprint. That’s why the satellite broadband services that we offer are available across the whole of The World.
Download and upload from dish to satellite and back again
Most people are quite familiar with one-way satellite like Sky or Freesat television where the satellite transmits into your home. Satellite broadband receives information in much the same way ie. information or data is transmitted to your home by the satellite. In addition, via the satellite dish at your home, you actually transmit to the satellite (“upload”) the information that you are sending as well.
Broadband is Broadband
When you are using broadband inside your home, what’s going on outside is pretty irrelevant. In much the same way as the broadband using copper or fibre is buried and out of sight, the satellite broadband signal is similarly invisible.
Just like you take your mobile telephone for granted, as a service used by millions of customers across the world, you’ll quickly take your satellite broadband for granted. In no time at all, you’ll wonder how you ever managed before you had satellite broadband installed – in fact – just like your mobile phone!
Need More About How it work?
A request for a Web page is sent from your computer to a satellite about 22,000 miles out in space. At this altitude, the satellite’s period of rotation (24 hours) matches the earth’s, and the satellite always remains in the same spot over the earth (geosynchronous orbit). Because Internet via satellite is so technologically advanced, this distance hardly makes a difference, even with rural Internet connections.
The satellite contacts the HolaSat Network which locates the specific Website you have requested.
The Website beams the information back along the same path to the HolaSat Network then to the satellite, and then to your computer through your HolaSat dish and modem. Although the signal travels a great distance, there is only a fraction of a second delay during this transmission. This is similar to the delay you may have experienced when using a cell phone. In most cases, latency isn’t apparent while surfing online. Once the technology is set up in your home, connecting to the Internet via satellite is simple.