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News Japan to launch 1.2Gb/s satellite broadband

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 26 Feb 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    Got latency? The older style satellite connections relied on a normal connection to queue up http downloads to be delivered by your massive satelite pipe, wonder if they've improved that - either way theres no way around the latency...
     
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  3. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill New Member

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    my xbox live and pc games run well on my connection
    i only use torrents occasionally

    i wouldnt make use of the extra speed tbh
     
  4. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I'd rather have Parisian Fibre....
     
  5. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i would like to see the latency on that.... IMHO cheap fiber is the way of the future....
     
  6. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Aye, likewise, however, they could make a mobile dish receiver, so you can connect it to your laptop for 'on the go' mobile browesing, handy:D

    Sam
     
  7. hawky84

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    The benifit of the sat is that they wont have to dig up roads to lay out the fibre network and then in another 10 years when we get 1000Gbit net they can just replace the orbiting sat. and the US can even do a bit of target practise on the old one :)
     
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    it seems like a good idea for places that have regular earthquakes, like when the majority of the far east got cut off from the internet after one.
     
  9. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    as we all know Sky television can throw pissy fits if its cloudy or windy, well any type of weather tbh. so id rather have a nice fibre connection!
     
  10. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Well japan is so far ahead of us, will be another 30 years before we get something close to that.
     
  11. Faulk_Wulf

    Faulk_Wulf Internet Addict

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    Ain't that the truth. *sigh*
     
  12. naokaji

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    we still have to catch up to certain countries in northern europe... *jealous mode on* 100 Mbit up and down in Finnland for example *jealous mode off*
     
  13. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    I think that is a very good point, a few seconds latency on web viewing surely is enough to compensate for the weeks without Internet after an earthquake? Also allows people in very remote regions to gain internet access.
     
  14. Arkanrais

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    pr0n at 1440p h.264
    "theres the money shot"
     
  15. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    that is pretty sweet

    15 miles out in the boondocks and you can get Internet service
     
  16. Fly

    Fly inter arma silent leges

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    wow, just think of how much pr0n!!!
     
  17. evox

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    damn, imagine your seed ratio on trackers...

    *Drool*
     
  18. Steve-0

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    30 years from now, it'll be 10-14gb/s
     
  19. Hydra

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    There needs to more than one of those...

    I'm in the middle of the US, and the only high speed around here is $50 a month for a lousy 768kbps connection. It's outrageous.
     
  20. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    okay we need a sat like this for the US lol now I dont need anything in the gig range I would be happy with 50mb down 10mb up range would be great for my needs.
     
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