Monday, September 15, 2008

Satellite Internet, Google is, Are You?

Google, HSBC Holdings, Allen & Co. and Liberty Global have invested in O3b Networks to use low orbit satellites to provide backhaul to ISP's in developing countries. "O3b Networks will need a lot more than $60 million. The project, the brainchild of Greg Wyler, is going to cost $650 million and will require 16 satellites."

As long as we are discussing satellite, with hurricane season upon us, satellite phones and satellite Internet access make a good back-up to sell in the Gulf Coast states. Satellite providers include Wild Blue, VSAT, and Hughes (which I rep and can help you with). Satphones are available from Globalstar, Thuraya, Inmarsat and Iridium.

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