It seems like I've read somewhere that new technology / Satellite was on the horizon to dramatically increase the available bandwidth in the sky.
Is this correct? I know some deal just went south due to GPS interference?
What can we expect for new service / technology in the next few years for VSAT Internet service. I'm particularly interested in dedicated SCPC type service that can be used via an auto acquire mobile antenna (like motosat).
I guess you could say that the future is constantly arriving. The last Hughes satellite (Spaceway 3), along with the WildBlue 1 satellite, had maximum throughput of 10Gbps. The newest satellites, ViaSat1, in service for the rebranded WildBlue service 'Exede' since February, and Echostar 17, due to launch in the next month for Hughes and called "Gen4" have maximum throughput of 100Gbps each.
The problem for us is that none of the new technologies offer any mobility. They are fixed-site, spot-beamed only.
The technical capability is there, and ViaSat plans to offer it (low-bandwidth only) in-motion to airlines, but there have been no plans projected to allow beam-hopping for everyday users.