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Ending Latin America's Digital Divide

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ebabbo
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Re: Fixed - Satellite Integration
ebabbo   8/15/2011 3:03:35 AM
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@t.alex: it depends on the access available and your needs; even I am not an expert, I try to resume options as per what understood by users experience.
For individual users, portable devices are available.
For home users / office / enterprise to interconnet a whole LAN, for instance, you have to install a dish; its setup is very simple, auto-install procedure as well.
If a basic copper is available for phone service, it is only needed a traditional DSL modem, then the signal will go through the copper till the first fixed-satellite cross connection and then will go ahead via satellite. This case, any modulation and so on is in charge to equipment from providers, installed at fixed-satellite cross connection site.

 

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Re: Fixed - Satellite Integration
t.alex   8/14/2011 1:40:36 AM
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Ebbabo, this is interesting. I assume that the modem will be more complex and expensive to receive and transmit signals to the satellite?

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Re: Huge market
Matteo Bertozzi   8/11/2011 12:32:00 PM
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Great point Hawk. It is easy to understand techs vendors and providers will play very soon a key role then as consequence a boost on ICT is expected in terms of revenue and new jobs. For Apps developers especially in the sector of education and public utilities is expected a ramp of business as well. Green is another sector very good for the region because one the key factor will be right trade-off between technology development, infrastructure, energy consumption and CO2 emission control.  Natural environment could help this strategic path: Chile for instance is becoming one of the most important are for investment in green energy; a huge part of the country is flat and at high altitude, an ideal land for green energy production and launching of associated technologies, including sensor networks for controlling remotely how things are going on. A very great and professional study on broadband impact of economy in Latin America is available here, from Prof. Raul Katz (Columbia School).

Of course, I am planning new updates on the topic and I will be happy to provide info from my side.

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Re: Turaya with 444Kbps speed
I&E   8/11/2011 10:07:03 AM
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As example of fixed-satellite integration, in our region (which is not covered by traditional access based on DSLAM) providers are deploying broadband DSL services. Download speed is up to 6Mbps while upload is up to 384 Kbps. Feature as pre-fetching is available in order to reduce perceived delay, services run very well !

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Re: Cut down the cost of internet
Matteo Bertozzi   8/10/2011 9:55:07 AM
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Absolutely right TaimoorZ; funds and subsidiaries to sustain Internet adoption are in plan by several Govs in Latin America, especially for promoting education and research. Actually, costs for broadband using fixed / satellite integration as mentioned within the article, is in line with traditional DSL monthly fee provided by fixed line; it is also expected a decreasing trend quite soon.

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Re:Signal Coverage - Infrastructure sharing
Matteo Bertozzi   8/10/2011 9:45:37 AM
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It is a good point pocharle.
Terrestrial links based on microwave signal could cover several Kms, in terms of distance, then in a such way, that tech can be implemented as right reply to your questions. Link based on light (laser link for instance), can perform longer. Those technologies are very good for point-to-point connections, then for links within the backbone or links for collecting traffic from a whole given area. Speaking about rural zones, major issue regards how to deliver a distributed access, instead of a point-to-point link solution. Satellite and fixed networks integration (access based on copper or radio as per mobile) aims to overtake that and as you have right mentioned, several providers are planning to share their infrastructure in order to assure each other the coverage, in case one of them is not playing in the region. Of course clear rules from Regulators Authority are needed, especially for provisioning process, but the direction is moving forward as per you post. It helps also in reducing operational costs.

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Re: Huge market
Hawk   8/9/2011 2:12:33 PM
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@Matteo, I am assuming you will be attending this conference in Brazil and would love it if you could update us on the event. Which companies should we keep on our radar that you believe will benefit from an increase in broadband connection in Latin America?

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Re: Fixed - Satellite Integration
ebabbo   8/9/2011 10:21:52 AM
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This new architecture, as you have outlined, is already deployed here in Europe. Despite several ISPs, Internet access for rural zones or area close to Alps was still a huge problem. I can report integrated services have overtaken that limitation, Internet Satellite DSL is available at high speed for both upstream and downstream channel and monthly fee is close to fixed DSL price.

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Re: Huge market
Matteo Bertozzi   8/9/2011 3:38:28 AM
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It is true, costs were  very high, but they are decreasing as consequence of integration between terrestrial and satellite networks. Rates depending on providers or costellations used. Right now we could assume for incoming / outgoing calls between "in-net" users (which are hooking up same provider) rates are in the range US$ 0.8 - 1.5 US$ per minute.

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Re: Turaya with 444Kbps speed
Edmunds Sinevics   8/8/2011 8:36:36 PM
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Jacob, modem of Thuraya was a example. In cellular networks to obtain a data speed of 3.2 Mbps and above is realistic, but in the satellite networks are more difficult and more expensive. Interesting is Matteo mentioned approach to integrate fixed and satellite networks.

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