Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Broadband via satellite

While is seems good for rail passengers that they will be able to access broadband connections via satellite under plans published today by media watchdog Ofcom, it is not the big application.

The regulator is making a new type of spectrum licence available that will allow train operating companies to install "satellite earth stations" on trains.

Some operating companies already offer wireless broadband access through trackside terminals, but this is not always reliable.

So what about ships, ferries, coaches, buses, cars and events? In fact any location that wants access on a moving platform or at a temporary location could benefit.

For people in PR who organise days out and events this could be useful.