All communication services experience latency of some degree. Satellite technology experiences an average latency of 500-700ms due to any communication request being made having to travel 22,300 miles (35,738 km) to Avanti’s satellite. From there, the signal travels another 22,300 miles back to earth, to the satellite service provider, where it is routed to the internet, data is exchanged, and is then sent 22,300 miles back to the satellite. Once the satellite receives the information, the requested data must then travel the final 22,300 miles back to the user. The latency effect may cause a slight delay, however Avanti’s incorporated network technology optimises network protocols and masks the effects of latency. This ensures the delivery of a terrestrial comparable user experience to most latency sensitive applications.