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Toyota Exec Predicts Big Changes Coming to the Automotive Industry

Satellite operators are optimistic that the connected car could be the next hot market for the industry. But what do car manufacturers think? We talk to one of the leading car manufacturers about whether the market for satellite is more myth than reality…

By | November 12, 2017


Can MENA Do NewSpace?

It first might help to put some sort of a definition on NewSpace. This is not an easy thing to do as it involves so many different threads. NewSpace could have a plethora of meanings from the delivery of very

By | November 12, 2017

Rupert Pearce Inmarsat

Inmarsat CEO and the $1 Billion Target

Can Inmarsat create a $1 billion dollar revenue stream in aviation? Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce is confident the company can do this in around 10 years’ time. It is an ambitious projection, but recent deals with the likes of Qatar Airways and Avianca underline there is still huge potential in this business for Inmarsat and others…

By | November 12, 2017

5G Americas President Chris Pearson. Photo: 5G Americas.

5G Americas President on Mobile Carriers in a 5G Ecosystem

Interview with 5G Americas President Chris Pearson after his keynote at the recent DC5G 2017 Summit in Washington, D.C…

By | November 12, 2017

Roger Lanctot 
is the director of automotive connected mobility for the global automotive practice at Strategy Analytics. He has 25+ years of experience as a journalist, analyst and consultant advising electronics companies, car companies, wireless carriers, Tier 1s and developers on product and market development and strategy.

The Connected Car and Where Satellite Fits In

The dream of hybrid sat-cell connectivity in moving vehicles lives on in the commercial vehicle space with satellite connections providing tracking and some communications capability and cellular providing dispatching and emergency coms. The applications for satellite connections have expanded as the variety of satellite players has grown and interest in the automotive market has increased. […]

By | November 12, 2017

Theresa Condor

From Looking to Listening: NewSpace Changes Course

The last year has provided a stark contrast to those formative times for the industry. First, there was consolidation in the imagery space with Planet acquiring Terra Bella, MDA buying DigitalGlobe, and

By | November 12, 2017

Qatar Airways' In-flight entertainment amenities for passenters. Photo: Qatar Airways.

Qatar Airways Exec: Connectivity Providers Are Confusing Airlines

With technology moving fast, Qatar Airways is aggressively investing in its connected strategy. However, the airline believes there is still a lot of confusion in the industry around connectivity…

By | November 12, 2017

President Donald Trump delivers the Address to Congress

US MilSatCom Strategy Under the New Administration

Russia’s cyber-interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election represents one of the starkest examples of how nations will wage war in the coming decades — and the critical importance of infrastructure, including satellite and space capabilities. With a year to go before the Air Force completes its Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) — the next-generation wideband […]

By | August 14, 2017

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Bandwidth Management: New Paths in the LEO and MEO Era

The stars fell and competition rose. Leading satellite companies who enjoyed plump margins and steady revenue streams from broadcast and government verticals came crashing back to Earth with their share prices burning up in the atmosphere on the way down. Lower-cost, high-capacity systems had managed to topple the satellite giants and break their market stronghold. […]

By | August 14, 2017

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The Age of Disruption: OTT Players Take Aim at DTH

The aptly named iflix is part of the new generation of Over-the-Top (OTT) players trying to take marketshare and build a promising OTT business in Asia. David Goldstein, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at iflix, says the overall OTT industry is a threat to the established pay-TV industry. “If people want live action sports and lots […]

By | August 14, 2017

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