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Re: Estimate of satellite vs. Land-based traffic
From: Joel Jaeggli <joelja () bogus com>
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 23:03:20 -0800

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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