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Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)

A very small aperture terminal (VSAT) is a two-way earth station that receives and transmits data, voice, and video signals via a satellite communication network (though not through broadcast television signals). Users of VSAT require a box that connects a computer and outside antenna with a transceiver that sends or receives a signal from a satellite transponder. The transponder sends/receives that signal from an earth station computer.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)

An SMB might opt for a VSAT rather than relying on private companies in order to generate higher communication speeds than an ISDN (integrated services digital network) or telephone service provider.

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