Point Topic states case for satellite broadband

Friday, July 19th 2013
Satellite-based broadband could help the EU achieve its connectivity targets.
Point Topic states case for satellite broadband
Satellite broadband has reached a "tipping point" and is now advanced enough to help the EU meet its Digital Agenda goals, according to Point Topic.

The telecoms analyst claimed that satellite operators and service providers have addressed many of the issues that originally affected these solutions, making them more attractive to consumers now than at any other point.

Despite this, uptake is still low. Faster speeds and lower costs have led to more people signing up, but overall satellite broadband subscriber numbers still represent less than half of one per cent of the total broadband market.

But with more than 20 million people across Europe unable to access fixed broadband and over 200 million beyond the reach of super-fast networks, satellite broadband could have an increasingly important role to play.

Oliver Johnson, Chief Executive at Point Topic, said: "Satellite isn't just for those hard-to-reach areas anymore - it's turning into a real competitor for bandwidth provision in a number of situations."

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