Today, connectivity is an invaluable commodity that has made the world smaller and smarter. People and businesses have immediate access to information, news, data, entertainment, communications and more.
Yet for all the advancement and innovation high-speed broadband has introduced, there are still several barriers obstructing the path to a truly connected world. So how do we knock down those barriers? With satellite connectivity.
It’s All About Space
As discussed in Part I of this series, satellite connectivity has a large enough spectrum footprint to support the growing global demand for more data to more connected things. Satellite can reach pockets where terrestrial connectivity is limited. This includes locations outside major metropolitan areas where people travel and numerous industries operate – such as agriculture, oil and gas, freight shipping and more. The coverage footprint and bandwidth provided by satellite connectivity are major improvements over current terrestrial network solutions.
It Doesn’t Break the Bank
Companies have a massive scale of customers to answer to, and satellite connectivity is the most logical choice for cost efficiency. Take the automotive industry as an example:
Today, it is very costly for auto manufacturers to provide software updates to their vehicles because owners need to bring their cars into the dealership to have them updated. Typically, the auto manufacturer pays a fee to the dealership for each update they perform at their service center. For large scale recalls, this can cost billions of dollars.
Since satellite has the ability to multicast to millions of vehicles all over the world at once, the cost per vehicle is significantly lower for auto manufacturers delivering software updates. Ultimately, for consumers, this will translate to more cost effective and safer cars that have the latest updates with high-speed connectivity, and less hassle when updates are needed. The same benefit applies to businesses in other industries that rely on fleet management.
It Keeps Your Data Safe
The influx of connected devices create a paralleled rise of concerns over data privacy. Satellite networks are much more secure than terrestrial networks. This is because satellite connectivity works as a single point-to-point entry solution, whereas terrestrial networks operate on shared radio frequencies.
This means that if someone were to hack a car, they’d be able to infiltrate from different access points, or, in other words, different radio frequencies. With satellite, there is only one channel from which data travels to and from, and is therefore much more difficult to hack
So What Does This All Mean?
The only way to attain the connected future we’ve all envisioned is through satellite. It can keep your data secure and help businesses worldwide reduce costs. Satellite connectivity provides ubiquitous, global coverage that serves as the foundation for a truly connected world.