Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Analogue aerials are no longer in use in the UK and so are not being manufactured, unless the technology works with the newer digital aerials how can that gap in manufacturing and installation be addressed?

It is not an issue as the technology works equally well with analogue aerials but performance improves with newer digital aerials.

Does the resulting signal easily and speedily convert to a standard router for connectivity?

Yes, the box will have a Wi-Fi+ ethernet connectivity for the standard router.

Does the technology work equally well via older analogue aerials which are now defunct as the UK no longer uses analogue signals, and on newer digital aerials used for Freeview and pay-to-view digital set top boxes which have often replaced the original analogue aerials?

It is not an issue as the technology works equally well with analogue aerials but performance improves with newer digital aerials.

Equally as important what is the typical piing speed achieved through this technology? What is the latency situation, as per satellite internet connectivity, does the latency become a real problem in day to day use?

Our latency is 10-16 times less than satellite internet latency is 500ms. Excellent piing categorised by less than 30ms.

If older analogue aerials are still in place even when the property has switched to satellite technology would this mean a simply reconnecting of the aerial to a decoder device?

It is a matter of simply connecting the coaxial cable from the old aerial to the box and onto the television. Digital TV can be used as a monitor and your remote as keypad.

If there is a neighbouring satellite dish or other technology receiver nearby does that impact on the signal?

There is no impact of satellite dish as they operate in different part of spectrum.

Is the signal easily interruptible by weather aerial movement or such things as birds landing. i.e. how robust is the signal?

Has testing taken place to establish what conditions would affect connectivity e.g. electrical storms, snow, heavy rain, nearby construction etc.

Signal receptions not disrupted. Some degradation but not noticeable. The UHF TV signal is not interruptible by the mentioned weather conditions, there is no impact as the Satellite and other technology operates in different radio spectrum.

The transmission and receiving of the signal at the local TV mast has now most likely been switched from analogue to digital, how does this affect the technology, does investment need to be made at the TV mast itself to cater for the digital signal.

Switching from analogue to digital doesn’t affect us. As a matter of act it is in our favour, as our proposed infrastructure is digital. The investment is mainly opex, for example tower rentals+ utilities+, and some capex, for example a new high gain aerials and whether we need intermediate link, depending on user location w.r.t the broadcasting site. We will be looking at different business models which route to take including outsourcing.

What is the typical bandwidth download and upload capacity for each aerial \ client?

An achieve greater than 10Mbps reaching 40Mbps/TV channel and with further investment and development 1Gbps

Majority of applications do not need more than 2Mbps- (For example our digital hospital needs only 256Kbps connection to the patient and our infrastructure will cover 4000-6000
people in a village).

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