Satellite telephony has its very own appeal and recently has shown signs that it may even come down into the consumer space with much more reasonable prices of less than $1 per minute talk time from anywhere on our planet.
Well there's always laser communication, I mean that's been proven to work.
The biggest downside is targeting and maintaining a lock on a satellite. :| Which is almost pointless for any kind of deployment.. lol
But at least it's safe, because you'll kinda notice any helicopters or planes trying to intercept it and it's a direct line from A to B so there's no real way for anyone to pick up a signal to crack in the first place.
My first reading of the title was... "Poor little satellites up their feeling insecure about themselves. You know fiber being so much more reliable... feeling like they can't compete/keep up with ground based systems that don't suffer from cloud cover and all"
Followed my oh... duh wrong insecure. I see how this can be a problem, but one can still use an encryption on their sat phone beyond that of the satellite encoding or?
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