Significant delay can also be added in routers, switches and signal processing points along the route.
Note. If you are located at the edges of a geosync satellite's coverage, you can expect approximately 280 ms delay.
Most Geostationary Orbit (GSO) satellites are at an altitude of approximately 35,786 km above the equator. I really wonder about the altitude HughesNet is using, when they quote a delay of 700 ms to 1400 ms - perhaps it is the extra delays I talk about below.All Geostationary satellites are very close to this height or, by definition, they would not be geo-stationary. HughesNet satellites are geo-stationary, so they are at the same altitude as other geo-stationary satellites.
Note. If you are located at the edges of a geosync satellite's coverage, you can expect approximately 280 ms delay.Per Birdog, this is not correct. To complete the 90.000 mile round trip circuit to the NOC and back, minimum latency will be at least double this figure.
Through Project Fi, I have wifi calling but due to Hughes' latency it's of no use to me. I can call or receive calls from understanding friends but if I try to call anyone else, including my dentist, they will hang up before I can say anything because they think it's a bogus call. Thank you Hughes Net.There are several VoIP applications, and many were not designed to work with the natural latency and higher "jitter" over a satellite connection. This is a problem not just with HughesNet.