Why Low Frequency C Band Matters In Satellite Connection

Ka, Ku and C bands make satellite communications possible. Capacity, frequency and wavelength differ in each band family. These factors, especially radio frequency , greatly affect the speed and thoroughput of satellite communication systems. Of all the three satellite radio bands, the one with the lowest frequency, the  C band, is the most resistant to “rain fade”.

Because C-band has lower frequency and longer wavelength, it is not as prone to “rain fade” or signal attenuation as Ka and Ku bands. However, operating on relatively low  frequency means being dependent on “big ugly dishes” or satellite dishes with larger diameter.

Nevertheless, this radio band plays a vital role in tropical and subtropical markets where high frequency bands underperform. There is a high demand for C band in Asia-Pacific regions. Rural spots in rain-prone regions can support distance education,…

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