By Olabisi Olaleye
DESPITE government’s efforts to ensure that broadband is available, seamless and affordable, Nigerians may still experience interruption in seamless data, which include buffering.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Sun shortly after going into partnership with Softwire a in Lagos, the Vice President, Regional Marketing of SES, Mr. Paul Freeman, noted that broadband can be demystified by riding on the satellite technology.
According to him, there is need for Nigeria to leverage on satellite because fibre optic is point-to- point technology and cannot effectively serve a huge population like Nigeria without impacting negatively on the quality of service.
“From survey, what Nigeria’s network providers do is to over-choke the capacity and from one end to the other, users will start experiencing slower access and at other times, not connecting.
“Satellite network is a multipoint technology that can take as many houses and organisations without a break. Video streaming may buffer and life streaming a bit difficult because the required megabyte is not available. At least, each individual needs three megabytes for internet activities.
“In Nigeria, the population is 175 million, while total homes is put at 31 million. At least, 170 million need three megabytes each for good quality of service for video, Direct to Terrestrial (DTT) and for uninterrupted broadcast. Currently, the down time of satellite is .002 and that is just once in a year and is not affected by any natural occurrence,” he said.
Source : SunOnline