Satellite technology for the Internet is less flashy than the internet via broadband cable or mobile broadband wireless mobile. But in some remote areas, the market potential is still quite large.
In industry, the market for internet satelit users is estimated to reach 30 million people. They are residents who are still isolated telecommunications and live in remote areas and remote villages.
From that figure, there is an estimated need of about 250 transponders to serve satellite internet channeled through the very small aperture terminal (VSAT).
In addition, these 30 million untapped markets can indeed be a new market for mobile broadband. However, the drawback is that mobile broadband in scattered areas makes BTS more expensive. Thus, the satellite is still a lucrative market.
In the industry, the satellite market is still focused on the telecommunications sector which is the largest customer. While in the future, the development of this industry will be more directed to the use of data. Satellite business, although the value is tempting, the constraints faced were not easy. In addition, there are two obstacles faced by the perpetrators of the satellite industry.
First, it already provides capacity for 100,000 homes within a period of two years, but still has to wait for its demand. Secondly, the modem device is quite large.