Satellite Internet vs Cable Internet: Satellite internet service will soon be seen in India. Which means that high speed internet will come in our homes without any kind of wire or tower. For this, Reliance Jio’s satellite arm and OneWeb have been given permission for its live demonstration by the Department of Telecommunications. Both these companies will show live demonstrations of how satellite internet will work. How does the regular internet we get today through cable differ from satellite internet and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
What is Satellite Internet?
Satellite Internet works just like satellite TV. This is a wireless connection. Which is delivered to the dish placed in the ground with the help of satellite and then internet is available with the help of modem. Communication is done through radio waves. As the network is caught through the dish in Dish TV, similarly a dish or device will be provided for satellite internet. Through which you will get direct wireless network.
What is the difference between the two?
High speed data cables are usually found in cable internet. If this wire is broken even by mistake, then you will stop getting internet. But in satellite internet there will be no such problem. Since this internet service is wireless, there is no problem of broken or cut wires. In this technology, the Internet is sent directly from the ground into space and from there directly through the dish in wireless form. Its biggest advantage is that even if you have taken the satellite internet connection in the city, you will get the benefit of it in the village as well.
Is satellite internet better than 5G?
5G is ahead of satellite internet in terms of service and speed. 5G is built on top of cellular infrastructure and is capable of faster data transfer. But satellite internet will prove better in rural areas where 5G is not available or there are network issues.
Which service will get good speed?
At present satellite internet is at the initial stage so more details are not available. According to a Speedtest report, it can deliver download speeds of 50 Mbps and upload speeds of 14 to 25 Mbps. Some reports suggest Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet speeds of up to 200 Mbps. While normal internet speed is given up to 50, 100, 200, 300 and 1 gbps.
Advantages of Satellite Internet
– Since it has wireless internet, it can be accessed from any place
– You will get internet connectivity only where your dish and modem are
– Rural areas where there is no cable, fiber line or tower facility will benefit from satellite internet.
– During a natural calamity there is a lot of loss in the normal internet when it can be easily recovered
Disadvantages of Satellite Internet
– As it is in the early stage, it is currently expensive compared to normal internet
– Due to direct space connectivity, there may be problem in net speed during bad season
– Satellite internet cannot be installed by yourself like normal internet, it requires a professional. Which sets the dish and modem.
You can do the setup yourself in currently available Air Fiber devices. Which works on plug and play.