If you have questions about the availability of local-into-local service in your specific area, your eligibility to receive distant TV stations, the procedure for obtaining a waiver, or other specific information about your satellite service, you should contact your satellite TV company or distributor.
Projects such as Eutelsat Communications' , for example, as will nearly every satellite to be launched in the first half of this decade. Indeed, a search of the work plans for other major satellite providers reveals scarce Ka-band capacity in the works for Australia and surrounds.
Other well-known satellite networks are still many years away from flying Ka band satellites. Inmarsat's Broadband ; Globalstar, which will finish a 24-satellite network upgrade later this year, will still only support a whopping 9.6Kbps through its . Optus has the abovementioned Ku capacity but Ka is still some time in the indeterminate future. Iridium is selling its on the basis of its reliability and not its speed, which is best suited for making voice calls from anywhere on earth but woefully specified for broadband.
Satellite TV solves the problems of range and distortion by transmitting broadcast signals from orbiting the Earth. Since satellites are high in the sky, there are a lot more customers in the line of sight. Satellite TV systems transmit and receive radio signals using specialized antennas called satellite dishes.