Features of Satellite Broadband
Bandwidth pertains to the amount of data that is sent and received by ISPSs and satellite broadband companies. This amount is measured in terms of megabits per second, or roughly one million bits per second.
There are approximately 300 satellites located on a fixed geostationary orbit, just above Earth’s equator, with 2-3 degrees distance in between. These satellites move withthe world at the same speed. Ground stations can locate geostationary satellites at a fixed location relative to the globe’s equator.
Three things should be carefully considered when evaluating the capacity of satellite carriers: downlink EIRP power (dBW), transponder bandwidth (MHz), uplink G/T (dBK) and sensitivity (dBW/^m2), which is bought by ISPs and satellite operators.