In my experience there are two types of people who read this kind of article, the speed readers who prefer the 'quick start' guide and those who need as much detail as possible and will happily read every page of a manual over and over again.
Satellite broadband, or VSAT, can seem dauntingly complex to those of us who aren’t ETOs or IT experts so it’s important to try and see things through the eyes of customers and end users. It's also important for providers to tailor solutions to the needs of individual yachts in terms of their practical requirements and budget.
Unfortunately the demands of online media favour the quick start version, not necessarily the version I prefer, but horses for courses as they say. This article is not exhaustive but I’ll focus on the most important factors to consider when choosing a VSAT Provider in the real world.
Predictable Performance & Costs
The least you should expect from any VSAT option is predictable performance and cost, and while certain factors affecting performance, such as weather, are outside our control, there are ways to mitigate the effects.
Three things can potentially result in poorer than expected connectivity and higher than anticipated costs, and these can be easily avoided.
Read the full article at the link below.