How Ka-band Satellite Internet Technology Works

HAS anyone ever looked up and noticed a star… that’s moving? Chances are, they were looking at a satellite. There are almost 8,000 satellites orbiting earth. These amazing pieces of technology do everything from monitoring the earth’s weather and climate, to beaming television to homes.They can also provide internet—and that’s especially useful for Filipinos that live in smaller towns, islands, or the beautiful mountains. There’s a new and very powerful satellite called Kacific1 that is providing internet for Filipinos across the country. Bambunet (one of Kacific’s local internet service providers in the Philippines) is providing services from Kacific1 right here in Cebu. Read on to become a satellite internet expert!
Who should get satellite internet?
In larger towns, many homes and businesses connect via underground cables, such as fibre, to the internet. But many Filipinos live out of the main centers and their options for internet services are too slow, too expensive, or they simply are not available! For them, satellite internet is a great option.Satellite is an affordable way to deliver internet services to hard-to-reach places. It doesn’t matter if a location is high up in the mountains or on a smaller island. An internet connection from a satellite is possible as long as there’s a view of the sky.
How fast is the internet from satellites?
When considering an internet provider, one must compare the speeds. Download speeds determine how fast data arrives. A fast download speed means one can quickly open websites, download documents via email, smoothly stream YouTube videos and music, and have smooth video calls. Upload speed determines how fast one can send, or upload data such as photos or documents from one’s computer or phone to the internet.From a Ka-band satellite like Kacific1, the internet services are fast. With up to 70 mbps in download speeds and 15 mbps in upload speeds, it can be used for standard applications, sending emails, web browsing, video calls and video streaming.
What makes Kacific1 different from other satellites? Ka-band!
Unlike older satellites that send a signal over a wide area using the C-band or Ku-band, Kacific1 uses high-powered spot beams over Ka-band frequency. For the internet user, this makes the speeds much faster (with higher download and upload speeds) and also more affordable.Kacific1 is geostationary, which means that it stays in a fixed point in the sky in relation to someone on earth. The advantage of “geosats” is that they require less complicated technology on the earth to capture the signal, leading to a cheaper and more consistent internet connection.
What is needed to get satellite internet?
Kacific has the largest local distribution network in the Philippines amongst international satellite operators. Distributors are spread over suburban and rural areas of Philippines, and act as resellers and provide customer support in the rural areas.All one needs is a small satellite dish installed. At around 1.2m in diameter, they can be transported on a vehicle or a small boat—even on someone’s back! Plus a modem. Best of all, these can be set up at an affordable one-time terminal fee of P31,200.Interested customers who want to connect to fast, affordable internet services today can call Bambunet on (0998) 555 3243 or visit more information on Kacific’s satellite technology, visit or contact SPONSORED CONTENT.