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Internet satellite offers – October 2015

Internet satellite offers

  mois Reception Emission Volume/ mois Acheter le pack ou Louer le pack-
Sat2way            
Astra 10 €24.90 20Mbps 2 Mbps 10Go €357 12 mois engagement €74.90 + € 7.50/mois extra
Astra 50 €66.90 20 Mbps 2 Mbps 50Go
Astra D €4.90 20 Mbps 2 Mbps   Pour savoir plus il faut leur demander
Pas de WIFI ni TV ni Téléphone –  on peut acheter un routeur pour €25
 
Nordnet            
Star 15 giga €34.90 20 Mbps 2 Mbps 15Go €149 / 24 mois engagement 24 mois engagement

€50 + €10/mois (ou €15 avec decoder TV)

WIFI Telephone et TV inclus
 
Europasat            
SES Broadband PAYG*   10 Mbps 1 Mbps €7.75 €318 + €42.74  
SES Broadband L €29.95 20 Mbps 2 Mbps 10Gb €318 + €29.95 Pas disponible
SES Broadband Pro 30 €54.95 20 Mbps 2 Mbps 50GB €318 + €29.95 Pas disponible
Pas de WIFI ni TV ni Téléphone –  on peut acheter un routeur pour €25

 

*PAYG – Pay as you go (anglais)- payer comme vous l’utiliser

Europasat customer SES prices July 2015

SES Broadband PAYG
Data Speeds up to: Download 10Mb, Upload 1Mb
Contract type: Pay as you go
Data allowance: PAYG per GB
Hardware cost: €318.95
Connection fee: €42.74
Cost per GB: €7.75

SES Broadband S
Data Speeds up to: Download: 20Mb, Upload: 2Mb
Contract type: OWN your kit
Data allowance: 3 GB per month
Hardware cost: €318.95
Connection: fee: €29.9
Monthly cost: €10.95

SES Broadband L
Data Speeds up to: Download: 20Mb, Upload: 2Mb
Contract type: OWN your kit
Data allowance: 10 GB per month
Hardware cost: €318.95
Connection fee: €29.95
Monthly cost: €29.95

Telephone via Satellite Broadband

You need satellite broadband  because you live too far from the exchange to receive broadband via the phone – well either you can get it but it is too slow or you just live too far away.

There are also the rare cases of people who have to pay too much to hook up to the phone network, so they choose Satellite Broadband

It is tempting to completely get rid of Orange when applying for a satellite broadband because you can stop paying your line rental and call charges but you do need to be aware of what Telephone via satellite broadband is.

Telephone via the internet (VOIP) is great – most Orange customers use it already  without knowing it (the telephone calls get priority due to QoS (Quality of Service) through the network).

Satellite calls are different

  1. QoS doesn’t exist beyond the router (so the voice call doesn’t get priority)
  2. The satellite is 36,000 km away so when you are talking to someone your words have to travel 72,000 km before they arrive – that takes 1/2 a second which makes a difference
  3. When lots of people are using the satellite it gets worse.

These people claim to provide good voip over Satellite Broadband http://www.vsat-systems.com/high-speed-satellite-internet/satellite-telephone.html

OVH – http://www.ovhtelecom.fr/telephonie/decouvrez/tarifs_telephonie.xml

UK VOIP Supplier : http://www.vonage.co.uk/international/calling-uk-from-abroad/

Europasat Tooway contract prices April 2015

Download 22Mb
Upload 6Mb
Contract type RENT your kit
Data allowance 25 GB per month
One-off setup cost €49.95
Plus €6.95 per month ongoing rental
Connection fee €29.95
Monthly cost €49.95

or 10 GB/month for €29.95

Data Speeds up to:
Download 22Mb
Upload 6Mb
Contract type OWN your kit
Data allowance 25 GB per month
Hardware cost €249.95
Connection fee €29.95
Monthly cost €49.95

or 10 GB/month for €29.95

Fast Internet access in St Antonin

Fast internet access is available in the centre of Saint Antonin – VDSL

I spoke to the phone engineer who came to lay a new cable to a house on the cote de Rodanese in St Antonin today.

I asked him about Fibre Optic and he said the Saint Antonin central (exchange) has fibre-optic going into it which worked at 100mbps (the central is below the swimming pool / gym carpark).

Houses within 1 KM of the central should be able to get faster internet access called VDSL. The house we were at was close and he thought it should get VDSL at 80mbps!

Orange customers: If you have a white Livebox (rectangular with corner chopped off) this is a ADSL 2 Livebox – you need to change it for a VDSL one to get faster access. Apparently Orange will get round to changing it eventually.

SFR – supply VDSL too

On can check ones elegibilty on Degrouptest.com : here are the results for DSL availability for a house lower on the Cote de Rodenese:

Informations techniques

central téléphonique : ST ANTONIN – UTSL1
longueur de ligne :886 mètres
affaiblissement théorique :  11.9646dB
état de la ligne :  ACTIVE
débit maximum estimé ADSL :  18.88 Mbps
débit maximum estimé VDSL : 34.76 Mbps

Which although very fast is half what he said

Degroutest say Orange and SFR offer VDSL at €19.99 per month only

Sadly the engineer was very pessimistic about the chances of our internet speed au Bosc improving even after the 2022 90% coverage with fibre-optic target.

http://www.eligibilite-adsl.com/resultat.html reports:

ADSL 2 Mbits

La ligne 056367xxxx a un affaiblissement de51,79 dB lié à la distance de 5316 mètres qui la sépare du central de ST ANTONIN (82155SAN).

Elle est composée d’une portion de 3455 mètresde câble de cuivre (0,6 mm) et d’une portion de1861 mètres de câble de cuivre (0,8 mm) .

Cette ligne a un affaiblissement de 47,42 dB lié à la distance de 4458 mètres qui la sépare du central de ST ANTONIN (82155SAN). Elle est composée d’une portion de 4458 mètres de câble de cuivre (0,6 mm) .

Fibre-optique and Orange’s plans

Stéphane Richard a annoncé, ce 17 mars,  que son groupe  va injecter 15 milliards d’euros entre 2015 et 2018 dans ses réseaux et multiplier par trois en France ses investissements dans la fibre d’ici 2020.