While it may seem like you would never be able to access an Internet signal while out in the middle of the ocean, with satellite Internet ships can now obtain Internet access, VoIP international phone calls and videoconferencing on board. Read on to learn more about how yachts, transatlantic cruise ships and other naval vessels can all obtain satellite Internet access while out at sea.
With satellite coverage now stretching across the entire globe, it’s possible to obtain broadband IP connectivity at nearly any point on Earth (including on a ship out at sea), with content delivered at very high speed. Instead of using telephone lines or cable systems, satellite Internet uses a satellite dish for two-way data communications. These two-way satellite services employ bi-directional signals to receive and transmit satellite links, connecting remotely located subscribers (such as those at sea) directly to a terrestrial teleport facility in Europe or United States.
Because the dish must be able to both send signals and receive signals to the satellites, the key installation planning requirement is a clear view to the sky; just like satellite TV, bad weather and heavy winds can affect Internet signals, but barring windstorms or worse, the dish will stay in continuous communication with the satellite.
Satellite systems are able to offer reliable, fast and efficient internet access, toll quality VoIP and videoconferencing, and more, no matter where you are located. Broadband satellite Internet services, which are built on a TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) channel access scheme and its derivatives, are also available. These schemes share a common satellite space segment resource among multiple remote terminals resulting in affordable pricing for the end users.
In addition, some high performance satellite telecommunications companies offer proprietary bandwidth management and optimization appliances based on an GPL-licensed open source TES platform that include PEP and DataPlex – IP compression, acceleration and packet aggregation algorithms that boost performance by up to 400%. For VoIP communications, TES VoicePlex running over dedicated satellite telecommunication services allows users to double concurrent VoIP calls capacity when compared to standard non-compressed SCPC circuits.
Each year more and more international businesses, global corporations, government agencies and personal yacht owners are finding that satellite Internet allows them to access the Internet, VoIP international phone calls and videoconferencing while out at sea. Find out more about how satellite Internet providers can deliver the telecommunications services you need on your boat, ship or liner today.