is short for for Very Small Aperture Terminal
. It is a telecommunication system based on wireless satellite
technology. VSAT technology is made up of a small satellite master earth station
controlling the entire VSAT Network and typical customer antenna
of 1.8 meter diameter.
Installation of VSAT site can be done in a matter of days (typically 3 days). It can be located virtually anywhere in the footprint of the satellite. Typical bandwith is 200Kbps outbound and 400Kbps inbound. There is an additional latency of about 250ms in the IP due to the transmission across space to the satellite.