BBC | Why Pigeons Mean Peril for Satellite Broadband

BBC | Why Pigeons Mean Peril for Satellite Broadband

Mike Thompson, Director of Technical Development at Access Partnership, has been quoted in a recent article published by the BBC, focusing on how more advanced tech solutions may be required in order to keep spacecraft safe and operational.

Many people in remote areas may end up receiving broadband via satellite, whether or not they realise it.

“The technology may be invisible to the end user,” says Mike Thompson, director for technical development for consultants Access Partnership.

“The provider may run a satellite link in a town where fibre is unavailable, for example, and use it to feed the local broadband pipe.”

Thompson added: “In general, a slow but reliable internet connection is more useful than a fast but intermittent one. Interactive applications (like video conferencing) require a continuous connection.”

Read the full article here.

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