Another development is hybrid satellite-terrestrial solutions that tap existing terrestrial infrastructure and augment it with a satellite network.
One such solution is to divert heavy download traffic over satellite instead of a terrestrial network. Typically, up to 15 times more information is
downloaded over the Internet than uploaded by end-users, so a hybrid approach eases strain on congested terrestrial networks.
Telcos and mobile network operators can then deliver cost effective broadband internet to underserved areas and improve download speeds.And last but not least, there is the unique combination of conventional Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite networks.
Due to their closer distance to the earth’s surface, MEO satellites deliver low-latency connectivity. The combined strengths of GEO and MEO satellite network have already created versatile and scalable satellite-enabled solutions for businesses, and have the potential to create more across different sectors and geographies.
No matter the data demands from consumers or applications, satellite networks are more than equipped to manage future data needs. With new satellite solutions taking their place, they could soon bring about a new era of connectivity for businesses.