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by Guru (57.6k points)
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no its not really possible

DSTV links are one way (downlink) theres no way to make requests for data without an uplink
by Expert (16.7k points)
Siyanda, if memory serves, is a one-way satellite service provided by MWeb. The service works together with a dial-up or ISDN line. The land-line is used to transmit outgoing data, while the satellite receives incoming data. In the majority of cases you send a lot less data than you receive, so transmitting at modem speeds is not a big problem, while receiving at satellite speeds is a very significant and noticable improvement. If I remember correctly in the early days Siyanda was burstable up to 1Mb/s.

I'm not sure whether Siyanda is still in operation, but I've heard of at least one or two companies who provide the same service to this day.
by Guru (57.6k points)
thats a copy and paste from a forum reply here from 2004 - http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/13215-Siyanda

no it no longer exists - and would be pointless when wimax on its own can do 3mbps and fibre hits 20mbps depending on your budget
by Expert (16.7k points)
Yes it was a copy and paste.  I should have cited the source.
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