Posts tagged as VSat

Digital radio – which way will South Africa go?

  Radio technology has seen very little innovation and development since FM stereo was introduced in the 1960s.  It was the sound revolution of the time, but little has happened since FM took over local broadcasting. It caused the demise of AM stations and the shortwave services of the SABC and LM radio. The Southern […]

Radio silence please: telescopes ahead

  Farming communities in the Northern Cape have been given a new opportunity to connect with the outside world, both by telephony and the internet, thanks to an innovative project of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa in partnership with Vox Telecom. The implementation of the Astronomy Advantage Act (AAA) was a great boost […]

VSATs are alive and well and growing

  Optical fibre-centric companies often give the impression that satellite are fading out the picture, but in fact the opposite is true.  Very small aperture terminal (VSAT) services are growing and remain vital in the communication mix. Satellites still remain popular and critical to connecting large parts of Africa where many areas have no access […]

Panel discussion on VSat

by Hans van de Groenendaal, EngineerIT Most of us are unaware that a very small aperture terminal (VSat) enables services such as purchasing petrol, obtaining scripts at pharmacies, ATM withdrawals and making purchases at a chain store in small towns. In this panel discussion we explore the technology and its challenges. Arnold van Huyssteen, Telkom […]