A VSAT is a Very Small Aperture Terminal. The outdoor unit consist of a
VSAT terminals are available for C- and Ku band and the modem needs to
Bandwidth can be subscribed in the following main categories:
Shared Bandwidth is shared by a larger number of users. It presents a good value for money. It is particular suitable for offices, but not for heavy users such as cyber café’s.
CIR (Committed Information Rate) is a shared bandwidth with a lower contention and should provide the promised data speed. However, the subscription rates are varying within a wide range, same as the quality.
Dedicated Bandwidth should provide the promised data rate to the user. It used to be a managed bandwidth in order to reduce subscription rates. With this it will allocate any unused bandwidth from one site to another in need of it. This allows to over subscribe available bandwidth and explains why the bandwidth may drop during hours of peak time.