Deutsche Telekom headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Photo: Deutsche Telekom.

Deutsche Telekom Exec on IFC, Partnership with Inmarsat

Deutsche Telekom (DT), one of Europe’s biggest telcos, is taking a unique approach to tackling the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) market. The company is targeting the lucrative B2B market aggressively. Wth many of their customers frequently travelling, Rolf Nafziger, senior vice president of DT’s international wholesale business unit, told Via Satellite it was “only natural” for […]

By | September 22, 2017

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Ian Trombley on NBC Universal’s Satellite Demands – From our Archive

In the last few years, the broadcast landscape has changed dramatically, particularly with the emergence of OTT providing a very competitive threat to broadcasters and DTH players alike. Netflix has been nothing short of a phenomenon and is now one of the most recognizable broadcast brands in the world. However, at IBC a few years […]

By | September 21, 2017

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Lockheed Martin’s Sears on New Family of Satellite Buses

Lockheed Martin has invested $300 million to develop a new family of satellite buses that incorporate a range of manufacturing and design enhancements, as well as hundreds of common components to speed production times and reduce costs. According to Kay Sears, Lockheed Martin vice president of strategy and business development, the new buses are a […]

By | September 20, 2017

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Low-Cost Bandwidth Opens New Opportunities for Globecomm

The influx of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) and new Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations is changing the economics of capacity in the satellite industry, drastically cutting the cost of bandwidth and driving newfound demand for broadband IP networks. To take advantage of the better pricing and new applications now made feasible by satellite, Globecomm will continue […]

By | September 19, 2017

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Crown Castle Exec Talks 5G Infrastructure Ahead of DC5G Summit

Mark Reudink is the director of product development at Crown Castle, an infrastructure provider that owns approximately 40,000 cell towers, 25,000 small cells and 29,000 miles of fiber. Such infrastructure will be critical to the rollout of 5G services — and here, we share some of Reudink’s thoughts on how he envisions this rollout progressing […]

By | September 15, 2017

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The Age of Disruption: OTT Players Take Aim at DTH

The rise of Netflix in the United States could be a sign of things to come, putting more pressure on DTH to maintain and grow marketshare. But it’s not only in the United States where this threat is growing. In Asia, which has been a DTH Wild West in recent years, the growth in DTH […]

By | September 14, 2017

Eutelsat CEO Rodolphe Bemer, Telesat CEO Dan Goldberg, and SES CEO Karim Michel Sabbagh take the stage during WSBW. Photo: Euroconsult, Fin17 Twitter.

Broadband Points the Way Forward for Global Operators

During Euroconsult’s World Satellite Business Week (WSBW), the CEOs of SES, Eutelsat and Telesat took the stage to discuss their companies’ future growth prospects. The panel, titled “Global Satellite Operators: Paving the Way through Partnerships,” took place on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 12. Rodolphe Belmer, CEO of Eutelsat, spoke enthusiastically about the video market, saying it […]

By | September 13, 2017

Mike Collett, founder and managing partner of Promus Ventures, and Will Porteous, general partner and COO of RRE Ventures, share their thoughts on stage during World Satellite Business Week. Photo: Mark Holmes, Via Satellite.

VC Investors Explain the Buzz Behind NewSpace Startups

Day Two of Euroconsult’s 21st Summit for Satellite Financing kicked off with a panel called “Venture Capital: Fueling Both Satellite Systems and Applications,” where two investors gave insights into how the Venture Capital (VC) community sees satellite. Mike Collett, founder and managing partner of Promus Ventures, began by saying one of the reasons why Promus […]

By | September 12, 2017

Iridium and O3b CEOs, Matt Desch and Steve Collar, on stage at the Euroconsult 21st Summit for Satellite Servicing. Photo: Iridium.

Megaconstellations Debate Kicks Off World Satellite Business Week

With so much interest in new megaconstellations, one of the ongoing themes at Euroconsult’s Summit for Satellite Financing is whether there will be enough demand for all of this capacity coming online. During the first day of the event, speakers from SES, LeoSat, Iridium and OneWeb discussed the question as part of the “Constellations in […]

By | September 11, 2017

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SDA Chairman on the New SDC 2.0 Space Traffic Management Service

Recent studies have presented higher probabilities of in-orbit spacecraft collision risk compared to previous models, according to Space Data Association (SDA) Chairman Mark Dickinson. In light of these findings, Via Satellite spoke with Dickinson about the consortiums’ plans to improve our visibility into Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO). Specifically, Dickinson went over SDA’s recent signing of […]

By | September 8, 2017

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