reply to DrStrangLov
Re: [Exede] Discussion: Current Status Wednesday January 23, 201 I highly doubt the gateways don't have enough bandwidth from the Tier-1's. When a company gets as big as ViaSat, the cost of buying more backhaul from a Tier-1 is pocket change.
WB-1 has a finite amount of capacity ~10Gbps. A certain amount of that is allocated to upload regardless of if it is used. There is likely some more allocated to special purposes. That leaves the remaining for serving customers with downstream traffic. Network management policies or not, that's not much bandwidth. The satellite has probably simply reached it's capacity.
said by silbaco:Ballpark OC-48 rate from one provider, which is enough for one legacy Gateway, runs around $59,999.00/month.
When a company gets as big as ViaSat, the cost of buying more backhaul from a Tier-1 is pocket change.
Using a Cisco demon would pay for itself before end of first year of usage....no brainer...and money talks!
$60k/month is pocket change to a company growing as fast as ViaSat, projected to make well of $1bil this fiscal year. However keep in mind the more bandwidth you buy, the cheaper it becomes so we have no way of knowing the exact cost of their bandwidth needs. However an OC-48 wouldn't suffice for bandwidth needed for ViaSat-1.