Learn more about the technology that will connect the world
Satellite communications technology has come a long way in just a few decades. To help you obtain a better understanding of the history, advances and future of this technology, we’ve compiled a series of short articles to help explain it all.
Understanding the basics of radio waves and frequency bands is key to understanding satellite internet technology
Ever wondered how satellite internet works? Here's a brief outline of how it's similar in many ways to traditional internet providers, but with a few key differences.
Where the storm is in relation to the end-user's antenna or the satellite ground station antennas, as well as the intensity of the storm, has a lot to do with whether it will affect internet service -- if at all.
Advances in technology enable high-speed connectivity in many areas where terrestrial providers leave coverage gaps
A look at how satellite innovation is leading to real global coverage
While Viasat’s Ka-band-based products get most of the limelight, vital services are tapping into its lower frequency narrow band service offerings
With ever-increasing numbers of satellites around the earth, particularly in lower orbits, space junk can pose a problem. Here's a look at how Viasat mitigates the threat.
All geostationary satellites move out of sunlight for varying periods of time during the spring and autumn equinoxes. Here's a look at how we manage that.
One thing a lot of people ask about with Viasat satellite internet service is something called “latency.” If you’ve researched what satellite internet service is like, you may have run across this term and wondered what it’s all about. Latency is sometimes identified as one of satellite internet’s biggest drawbacks, so what’s the deal here? Here’s the super-condensed story: Unless you’re doing some types of online gaming or using “VPN” work-from-home software, satellite latency is not a big deal for [...]
When people think of satellite internet, their minds usually turn skyward. But it takes a lot more to provide the Exede service than just satellites. Without the ground network, a satellite would be merely an expensive piece of space hardware. The ground network accepts signals from the satellite, and manages traffic to and from the internet. Most of this happens out of sight from a satellite internet subscriber. But if you see a big, white antenna like the one pictured [...]