Satellite IP


But 100% is also your strawman, I believe; no?

Particularly in the specific space we're presently talking about:
iDirect Satellite IP service over transponders dedicated to the
hub operator, the service is a bit more elastic than I believe you

*Most* iDirect customers are sharing a carrier; it's a TDMA service.

It's only the fairly rare ones, like I may be, who actually want a
"1:1" or uncontended carrier all to ourselves. Depending on your
spectrum management practices as a hub operator, if you have an entire
36MHz Ku band transponder -- or better, 2 on the same bird -- with which
to play, you may be able to carve out 3MHz worth of free space, without
*anyone* getting knocked off line.

The 1000 other clients who are contending for that 72MHz of space merely
have to contend a very small amount harder.

So in actual fact, it may be possible to both meet your SLA's to the
contention customers and *still* give an occasional customer 100%
uncontended bandwidth for a short period of time; it's one of the
reasons I propose to go that way: it *increases* my odds of getting
a clean slot from at least one of 3 hub providers at any given

-- jra