Estimate of satellite vs. Land-based traffic

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Wed Jan 7 07:03:20 UTC 2009

JF Mezei wrote:
> Northern communities in Canada's arctic rely exclusively on satellite
> for voice/data.
> Not a lot of data flowing comparatively, but it is their only option so
> it is more of a "mission critical" thing than a backup.

Also high latitudes are problematic as far as your link budget to
geostationary satellites goes in the first place. Switching to an
alternative satellite in the event of a failure may be more challenging
as a result.

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