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Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:39
reply to Duramax08

Re: Satellites?

My understanding is it's simply for the voice component in some rural markets. Satellite integration was required as part of conditions attached to the spectrum Lightsquared is using, though they recently got some FCC leniency on those requirements I'm still reading through...


WHT

join:2010-03-26
Rosston, TX
kudos:5
said by Karl Bode:

My understanding is it's simply for the voice component in some rural markets.

Which rules it out for low latency internet access. Lightsquared's salient selling point is to eliminate the need for terrestrial upstream backhauls (PtP microwave or fiber) from the tower sites.


MEohME

@wideopenwest.com
they don't have to totally use the sat for Internet. They can easily create a LTE network for that just as Clear does using a home base modem.


MEohME

@wideopenwest.com
reply to WHT
that can be done by using LTE @home stations/modems like Clear. They could also route Voice over LTE/IP and be done with it. the voice on sat could be a back-up especially otherwise there will be a noticeable delay in just using a dish for voice.