Estimate of satellite vs. Land-based traffic

Marshall Eubanks tme at multicasttech.com
Wed Jan 7 14:29:58 CST 2009


When I was working with Svalbard, Internet connectivity was through a  
satellite link at about 2.5 degrees
elevation looking through a notch in the mountains.  I don't think it  
has changed

Regards
Marshall

On Jan 7, 2009, at 2:38 PM, Martin Hannigan wrote:

>
>
> It depends on where in some cases. Take Greenland for example. Prior  
> to Tele Greenland possibly completing the Greenland Connect cable[1]  
> real soon now (Halifax to Nuuk, Nuuk to Iceland, branched to  
> Qaqortoq, with xcon to UK and Denmark) I seem to recall that a large  
> amount of their capacity was via satellite from Godthab(Nuuk) to  
> Denmark.
>
> In this case, you're likely talking 100%. Almost all of your remote  
> cases are going to be in a similiar situation ie. Svarlsbad, most  
> stuff above t~N60^ parallel (or so) etc.
>
> [1] Tele Greenland IT News Item (see last paragraph, Brian Buus  
> Pedersen is Tele's CEO)
>
>
> Best,
>
> Martin Hannigan
>
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> From: Kevin.Smith at dca.state.fl.us [Kevin.Smith at dca.state.fl.us]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 15:34
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Estimate of satellite vs. Land-based traffic
>
> All,
>
> Participting in a severe solar event EXERCISE.  Can anyone give me an
> educated guesstimate of the percentage of backbone traffic that is
> satellite dependent vs. that which is totally land-based?
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
> Kevin Smith
> Information Systems & Services
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