The final option when fixed line and mobile data service are unavailable or resilience in the communication path is required, is a contended satellite broadband service.


Speeds of up to 22Mbps down stream and 6Mbps upstream can provide an excellent alternative to traditional connectivity. It can also be surprisingly cost-effective.

The installation required the installation of an 80cm dish and the run from antenna wants to be kept as short as possible especially in the highlands of Scotland were the signals are weaker.

The biggest issue can be contention for the available bandwidth so a test is highly recommended prior to commitment especially if a speeds service is required.

The latency (round trip time) is approximately 700msec over the satellite hop.

If you would like a price on a satellite data packages for any operator on either fixed or roaming SIMs, contact IT4A on 01372 888035 or complete the form .