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Lack of Strategic Milsatcom Synergy Will Plague EU’s Defense Architecture

By Richard Kusiolek The military of the European Union (EU) comprises the national armed forces of 27 member states, and next-generation military systems and defense policy process are key concerns in Europe, according to panelists “European MilSatCom: Increasing Demands, Uncertain Architecture” session.     While individual states are responsible for their militaries, agencies such as European […]

By | March 29, 2010

TS Could be Game Changer For Providing Consumer Services

By Greg Berlocher Exactly what is a High throughput satellite?  Patrick French, who moderated the “Beyond Satellite Broadband – The Next generation of High Throughput Satellites (HTS)” panel, kicked-off the session by outlining some misconceptions about broadband satellites. “There is a lot of confusion in the market about exactly what broadband satellite is,” French, an […]

By | March 29, 2010

Satellite Broadband Finally Appears on Right Track

By Mark Holmes Satellite players are confident they can play a pivotal role in reducing the broadband divide in the United States and Europe, according to the “Satellite Broadband: Finally a Credible Competitor in the Marketplace,” session.     However, while satellite players have more confidence in the technology, broadband will still be a potentially tough […]

By | March 29, 2010

Satellite SWOT Panel Predicts Industry’s Future

By Jeffrey Hill The global satellite industry will experience a measured comeback after faring well in a tough economic environment, according to analysts and executives on SATELLITE 2010’s SWOT wrap-up panel session.     Keith Volkert, CEO of Satellite Consulting, said the satellite industry rests in a comfortable position. “It’s quite clear that the industry is […]

By | March 29, 2010

SATELLITE 2010 Reflects Strength of Sector

by Scott Chase From the opening bell Monday morning, March 15, to the closing hammer Thursday afternoon, SATELLITE 2010 became capital of the world’s satellite-enabled marketplace as it does every year. Nestled into the sweeping Potomac River vistas of the Gaylord National Convention Center on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., SATELLITE 2010 welcomed more than […]

By | March 29, 2010

Seeking Answers Before Gathering for SATELLITE 2011

By Jason Bates The mood of the satellite communications sector was much different at the end of SATELLITE 2010 than it was just a year prior.     The speed of the economic recovery around the globe seems to alternate between slow and stalled, but there has been some improvement in the past year. Combine this […]

By | March 29, 2010

Broadcast, Broadband Competition in Mexico Will Ramp Up with SES-EchoStar Deal

By Jeffrey Hill EchoStar is planning to expand its broadcast interests in Mexico following a capacity deal with SES and the launch of the EchoStar 14 satellite.     SES announced March 19 that it leased satellite capacity to EchoStar after the Mexican government granted SES subsidiary Sistemas Satelitales de México (SSM) approval to offer fixed […]

By | March 29, 2010

3-D TV Makes Waves in 2010 as ESPN, Discovery Announce Major Initiatives

by Mark Holmes The momentum behind 3-D TV has picked up in recent months, with many channel launches set for this year. BSkyB, ESPN, DirecTV and Discovery Communications, among others, plan to launch 3-D TV offerings this year.     Bryan McGuirk, senior vice president of media solutions at SES World Skies, said he has been […]

By | March 18, 2010

Russia and CIS Markets on Rise in Spite of Challenges

by Greg Berlocher An interesting mix of challenges and opportunities were put forth by a panel of satellite services providers focusing on the Russian and CIS markets. Of the different countries in the region, Russia was singled out due to potential market growth.     All of the satellite service providers agreed that there were three […]

By | March 18, 2010

Steps Being Taken To Combat Satellite Interference

by Greg Berlocher Some of the different synonyms for interference include: hinder, obstruct, impede, hold up, hamper, disturb and be noisy. One by one, all of these were used by a panel of senior satellite executives discussing the negative effects of satellite interference and the industry’s collective fight against it.    The moderator, Robert Ames, […]

By | March 18, 2010

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