This as a presentation Serge Van Herck (Newtec CEO) gave at CSTB 2013 (January) on Ka-band and bridging the digital divide.
The main conclusions were:
- Ka HTS will not kill Ku nor C but will be complementary for closing the digital divide in Russia.
- KA HTS consumer broadband can only succeed if:
+ Low cost terminals with self installation capability
+ Strong distribution channels and brand to sell to the consumer
More info on broadband access via satellite can be found here.