Best ways to ensure redundancy with no terrestrial ISPs

Ross Tajvar ross at
Mon Aug 5 16:32:46 UTC 2019

Hi Eric, thanks for this info. Very helpful.

Mark/everyone, this is in Morocco specifically. I haven't been given the
exact location but I'm told it's near Dahkla.

On Sat, Aug 3, 2019, 9:36 PM Eric Kuhnke <eric.kuhnke at> wrote:

> In a remote area in northern africa if there are no terrestrial ISPs, and
> there is no budget to build towers for PTP microwave, I don't know if there
> are any reasonable options.
> If sufficient funds did exist, my recommendation, if they really want true
> diversity between two totally different services, would be a combination of
> a MEO o3b earth station and a traditional geostationary type earth station
> (Ku band) with appropriate RF chain and SCPC modem.
> It is also possible to achieve full diversity through two totally separate
> geostationary earth stations, using different satellite transponders and
> different teleports on the other end.
> But that's not going to be cheap, either in a one time equipment cost or
> in monthly recurring cost, for o3b services and transponder kHz lease +
> teleport services on the other end somewhere in continental Europe.
> On Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 2:10 PM Ross Tajvar <ross at> wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 4:30 PM Brian Henson <marine64 at> wrote:
>>> If we had a location (or at least a part of the world) we might be able
>>> to recommend a little better.
>> This is in northern Africa.
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