Sunday, February 24, 2008

Japan launches internet Satelite

The Associated Press: Japan Launches Internet Satellite

The technical details are scattered around a bit, but what peopel have dug up so far. is that it achieved orbit 175 miles above earth, a 45Cm antena (approx 17 inches) will allow 155Mbps downloads and 6Mbps upload, while a 5 meter (16 foot) antenna, would allow ISP's and enterprises to tap into 1.2 Gbps downstream. However many people worry about what latency might be like given the transmission to an orbited satellite, so it may not be the best choice for online Gamers

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