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BT Satellite Broadband Enterprise

Overview

IP connectivity for remote sites across Europe

Reliable terrestrial broadband connections are not always available across the UK or even in the heart of Europe. We can provide your remote locations with an “always on” broadband Internet connection. Access is provided via a satellite antenna at your remote site. Your organisation can then operate efficiently even at very remote sites across the UK and Europe.

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about Satellite Broadband Enterprise and how you can enjoy mobile broadband connections at remote sites

“Thanks to BT’s satellite communications technology our mobile branch unit has been a great success, both in terms of supporting customer service and developing new business.”

– David Churchill, technology consulting manager, Alliance & Leicester

Key benefits

Connectivity where you need it

BT Satellite Broadband Enterprise can offer your organisation a number of benefits:

  • Your organisation is no longer dependent on the availability of terrestrial networks and can operate virtually anywhere.
  • Employees can work together more effectively, regardless of location, reducing costs and boosting productivity.
  • Remote sites are fully connected to the Internet.
  • Improved service at your remote sites can help strengthen your customer relationships.
  • The ability to roll out customer applications rapidly and easily can boost your competitive advantage.
  • There are no per-minute charges as service is “always-on.”

BT Satellite Broadband Enterprise can also be used in parallel with a terrestrial connection to improve network resilience for key applications.

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about Satellite Broadband Enterprise and how you can enjoy mobile broadband connections at remote sites

Key features

Multiple service options to match your needs

BT Satellite Broadband Enterprise equips your remote sites with IP connectivity with a range of options to match your needs:

  • Speed: a choice of peak speeds and the option of a pool of dedicated bandwidths dedicated to your sites helps optimise service levels against your needs.
  • Connectivity options: connecting either to the Internet or via an optional secure VPN tunnel over the Internet to your datacentre helps minimise costs or maximise security according to your needs.
  • Flexibility: a choice of service peak speeds helps optimise service and avoid unnecessary expenditure.
  • High availability: designed to exceed 99.7 per cent in most locations, boosts efficiency and minimises downtime.
  • Remote management: BT can change your service speeds according to your needs without costly, time-consuming intervention at remote sites.
  • Fixed pricing: the connection is “always-on,” with no dial-up or per-minute charges. The monthly service price means predictable costs.
  • Mobility: a mobile, vehicle-mounted variant is available, and can provide service within minutes of parking the vehicle.

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about Satellite Broadband Enterprise and how you can enjoy mobile broadband connections at remote sites.

Detailed description

High resilience and full remote management

BT Satellite Broadband Enterprise provides your organisation with a broadband Internet connection at your remote sites. This is achieved via a small antenna, completely independent of the terrestrial network. The connection can be used for Web browsing, email and other IP applications.

Virtual private networks (VPNs) can be supported via protocols such as Internet protocol security (IPSec) for a secure connection to your corporate network. Alternatively, you can connect directly to your organisation’s corporate network via a dedicated private connection from the satellite network hub, bypassing the public Internet for greater security.

We supply the Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) for your remote site. This consists of an indoor unit which provides you with a standard Ethernet interface. This connects via cables to a small satellite antenna, delivering IP connectivity over satellite to the satellite hub.

The satellite hub has high levels of resilience against power failures and is manned 24/7 with expert assistance available on call. From the hub connectivity is provided to the Internet and can support a secure VPN, or alternatively to your dedicated customer backhaul to your headquarters. You are also supported by a 24-hour, English-language BT helpdesk.

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about Satellite Broadband Enterprise and how you can enjoy mobile broadband connections at remote sites.

Technical specifications

Meeting the individual needs of your remote sites

BT Satellite Broadband Enterprise covers the UK and Europe and offers asymmetric, contended Internet protocol (IP) access to your remote sites. For sites outside these areas other solutions are available.

Satellite broadband speeds

We offer a range of service speeds. Peak speeds are:

  • 512 kilobits per second (kbps) outbound (from hub to your site) with 256 kbps inbound (from your site to hub)
  • 1024 kbps outbound with 512 kbps inbound
  • 2048 kbps outbound with 1024 kbps inbound

Alternatively you can have a dedicated pool of capacity shared only by your terminals, giving complete control of quality of service.

Virtual private networks (VPNs)

The BT Satellite Broadband Enterprise service supports use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) using the IP Security (IPSec) protocol. Note however that use of IPSec will mean traffic cannot be accelerated by the satellite network, which will normally result in lower throughput speeds. However BT’s Gateway VPN product can be combined with this service to provide fully end-to-end accelerated VPN tunnels over satellite while maintaining a high level of customer security – yet avoiding the cost of a dedicated backhaul from the hub to your corporate headquarters.

Dedicated backhaul

Alternatively if you prefer not to connect via the Internet you can choose instead to interface at the satellite hub to a dedicated backhaul such as a multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) circuit or a leased line.

Customer premises equipment (CPE)

BT supplies and installs the remote site Customer premises equipment (CPE). A 90 cm satellite antenna is provided for most sites in Western Europe. This needs a clear view of the southern sky, unobstructed by trees or tall buildings. Exceptionally, some locations may require a larger 1.2 m antenna.

The antenna is connected via cables (maximum standard length 50 m) to an indoor unit. A power supply is required adjacent to the indoor unit, but no power is required at the antenna position. The indoor unit provides you with a standard 10/100baseT RJ45 Ethernet interface.

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about Satellite Broadband Enterprise and how you can enjoy mobile broadband connections at remote sites.

Who should buy

When you need broadband no matter what

BT Satellite Broadband Enterprise is ideal for companies operating in locations across the UK and mainland Europe where reliable terrestrial broadband connections are unavailable. Any organisation operating where terrestrial services are not readily available can benefit from satellite broadband, particularly:

  • Utility companies
  • Energy providers
  • Government agencies
  • Manufacturers
  • Banks
  • Construction companies

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about Satellite Broadband Enterprise and how you can enjoy mobile broadband connections at remote sites.

Availability

Connections across Europe and the UK

This product is available in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Italy, with services available in other European countries subject to minimum order quantities.

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Why BT

Global satellite experience where it counts

BT has more than 40 years’ experience in the global satellite communications business. We have a track record of delivering networks for organisations and governments in remote and challenging locations, with recent experience providing satellite services in more than 100 countries.

We are one of the few service providers combining widespread satellite capability with extensive terrestrial network coverage, and effectively integrating the two.

Through our experience working with regulatory authorities, we can support you in obtaining any necessary licenses.

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