VSAT replacement

VSAT provides a relatively simple option for long distance communications: provided by a third party operator, capacity is usually rapidly available and it can provide connectivity to even the most rural locations. However, many of our customers find these benefits undermined by a number of problems.

Problems with VSAT

Advantages of choosing the Aprisa XE

  • High operational costs, particularly as data capacity is increased
  • Susceptibility to environmental conditions, causing signal fading
  • High latency, and no guarantees in terms of carrier-class performance or service level agreements
  • Greater throughput, without the prohibitive data costs of VSAT
  • Better availability, with minimal impact from weather conditions and solar activity
  • Easy deployment, with minimal site acquisition issues and the use of lightweight or grid antennas
  • Significantly reduced latency, ideal for voice and real-time mission-critical applications

We have deployed many VSAT replacement links, providing our customers with a rapid return on investment, often as low as six months, and eliminating operational expenses. Learn more about the advantages of choosing the Aprisa XE.

Frequently answered questions
Can the Aprisa XE really reach remote locations?

We regularly deploy long links, some of which are up to 250 km; VSAT is not the only technology that can reach remote locations.

Does the Aprisa XE take much longer than VSAT to deploy?

While VSAT can be compelling where rapid deployment is needed, we have deployed Aprisa XE links in less than a day.

Is the management overhead much higher than VSAT?

Customers tell us that the benefits of owning, managing and controlling their own communications by far outweighs the minimal management overhead for their Aprisa XE links – which are very easily managed with our web-based SuperVisor application.

Aprisa XE Technical Paper - Comparison to VSAT


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