We’re connecting the ‘not–spots’ of the UK
Satellite is not just a means to receive a thousand channels of TV. It is a viable
alternative to traditional terrestrial telecommunications and has several key
advantages and unique features over the alternatives:
Available at any location with a clear view of the sky. Our customers are already
operating more than 12,000 VSATs in over 70 countries worldwide. Satellite is the
only broadband wide–area network technology that is available everywhere – in cities,
suburbs and the most remote urban and rural areas, anywhere in the world. By contrast
terrestrial broadband technologies are limited in their coverage area. These broadband
technologies, such as DSL, ISDN and cable networks reach only a limited percentage of
homes and businesses.
Two–way satellite solutions can replace, extend or complement your communications
networks. Designed to grow with your business migrate to a fully customised, private
WAN without changing remote site hardware. Satellite networks are much less costly to
deploy, maintain and operate than terrestrial alternatives. Terrestrial networks typically
require heavy infrastructure for broadband data networks (such as DSL, ISDN and cable).
High overhead costs for these infrastructures are passed on to the customer. In remote
areas where such infrastructure does not exist, the expense of building such networks is
often prohibitive, in developing and developed countries alike.
Leveraging the reach and power of satellite, two–way satellite platforms provide high performance
networking and telephony between a central hub and potentially thousands
of locations across a wide geographical area and at speeds normally associated with
global trunking. With AVC’s unique quality of service management tools and policies we
are able to ensure the highest quality and performance on our shared networks.
Secure and reliable
Inherently secure and ideal for private, government or armed forces, satellite
communication uses access schemes that change in frequency and time, techniques
usually employed in military applications as anti–jamming measures. Security measures
also protect the user’s identity; including exact location, signalling and data traffic.
Additional IPSec security provides confidentiality, data origin authentication, data integrity,
anti–replay and access control. Reliability comes as standard as satellites are multi–billion
dollar investments that are designed for a long life in space. Additionally, network security
is designed into all our customised and bespoke solutions and are a feature of our shared
The configuration of hub and end user sites allows multiple options for disaster recovery
and back–up of either the satellite network itself, or of individual sites with satellite paths
that complement terrestrial networks.
Timely deployment and installation
Satellite networks can be rolled out to hundreds or thousands of locations in a fraction
of the time required for a comparable terrestrial network.
Multicast content distribution
To send a file to 1,000 recipients over a terrestrial network requires sending 1,000
separate and identical messages, each of which consumes valuable bandwidth and
server resources. They are also likely to arrive at different locations at different times.
Conversely, Satellite IP multicasting, can simultaneously deliver content to a virtually
unlimited number of end–user locations – at speeds of up to 40 Mbps. Satellite is
unique in its ability to deliver broadcast and multicast data and is the only choice for the
distribution of video and high–bandwidth content.
Range of services
Many years of experience have enabled AVC to build a range of services that deliver what our customers have asked for. Whether broadband internet access, remote access to corporate offices, customised network solutions, backup services to complement terrestrial infrastructure or transportable solutions