Satellite internet is coming to India soon: Learn about its pros and cons
India is set to launch satellite internet services soon.
India is set to launch satellite internet services soon. Reliance Jio’s satellite arm and OneWeb have received approval from the Department of Telecom to conduct live demonstrations. After this announcement, many people have questions about satellite internet. In this article, we will explain what satellite internet is and its advantages and disadvantages.
What is satellite internet?
Satellite Internet is a wireless connection delivered by satellite to a dish on the ground. The Internet is then sent to you via modem. Communication is established through radio waves. As you currently use the dish to connect to the web browser to watch Dish TV, you will be provided with a dish or device for satellite internet that allows you to access the web wirelessly without the need for cables.
Difference between general internet and satellite internet
In standard or cable Internet, high-speed data is transmitted to you over cable lines. This means that if the wire is accidentally cut or broken, you will lose your internet connection. However, this is not the case with satellite internet. The Internet is delivered to you wirelessly, without the need for cables or towers. In this technology, the Internet is transmitted directly from the ground into space, wirelessly reaching you directly through the dish. While the cable lines are only available in certain areas, satellite internet is everywhere. This means that if you have a connection in one city, you can take it to your village and use it there.
Benefits of satellite internet
Go Anywhere: Satellite Internet, being a wireless network, can be accessed from anywhere. This means internet access wherever your dish and modem are.
It also works in rural areas: Satellite Internet also works in places where there is no access to cable/fiber lines or towers.
It also works in the event of a natural disaster: Natural disasters can severely disrupt conventional internet access and can take a long time to repair. However, Satellite Internet is easily recoverable.
Disadvantages of satellite Internet
Can be expensive: Satellite Internet is still in its infancy, so it can be more expensive than traditional Internet access.
Bad weather can affect speed: Bad weather can affect your internet speed because you have moved from space to satellite internet.
It can be difficult to set up: Satellite Internet cannot be automatically plugged in like traditional Internet. You will need a professional to install the dish and modem.
Satellite Internet is a new technology that will be introduced in India soon. It will help improve internet access where there is no access to cable/fiber lines or towers. However, because it is still in its infancy, it has some drawbacks, such as high prices and bad weather that affect its speed.