What is Ka band satellite

Most satellite broadband solutions
work on Ku band communications, but
ours operate on Ka band. Why?

Ku band has been around for around 40 years, and has been mainly used by broadcasters and Governments because of the high costs involved.

It was a great option for these users because it was very reliable, would work literally anywhere and there was a fairly limitless supply of bandwidth in the sky across most countries and oceans. The problem was that for small companies and home users the whole thing was very expensive.

Like most important technology satellite broadband progressed rapidly, and the boffins came up with a way of using a different set of frequencies for satellite communications; those running in the Ka band spectrum. The cool thing about Ka band is that it enables the satellite operators to transmit around ten times as much data over the same satellite capacity as Ku band. The equipment used could be much smaller and cheaper, and was much easier to set up.

This meant for the first time satellite broadband could be made available at a manageable price for consumers and small businesses. The kit could be self installed if you were handy with a screw-driver, the kit was small and light.

The first Ka Band satellite was launched by Avanti at 18:39 GMT on 26 November 2010, other satellite owners soon followed bringing on-line Ka Sat by Eutelsat with its Tooway service. Astra’s SES Broadband followed in 2012 piggy backing on other Astra satellites.

Bringing the story right up to date Europasat now offers any home or business the ability to connect via satellite broadband wherever they are. We’re unique in the satellite broadband market in that we are independent of any one network or satellite provider – so we’re free to make the best recommendation to you on which satellite based option is best for you.

Call or contact our sales team today and let us introduce you to the technological phenomenon that is Ka Band satellite broadband.

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