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Technology Preview: Satellite 2013

A lot of executives believe flexibility and intelligent payloads could be key technology topics at SATELLITE 2013. These topics are now frequently on the agenda, and satellite operators are looking at the next generation of satellites offering more flexibility than ever before. “I think the most interesting topic that will be talked about is the […]

By | February 1, 2013

Russian Broadband Satellite: Small but Poised to Grow

The market is small, but capacity is expanding. As costs fall, operators will expand their broadband satellite service into the B2C market. But are there limits? Demand for broadband in Russia is hot. In a recent study of global broadband growth by research firm Point Topic, Russia was at the top of the list. What […]

By | January 1, 2013

Year in Review: Industry Leaders Review 2012

With a series of new developments in electric-propulsion, high-throughput and Ka-band satellites as well as industry consolidation, 2012 has been quite a year in the satellite industry. There have been many talking points among industry watchers. But, what did key industry executives see as the main announcements this year? In a special year-end roundtable, Via […]

By | December 1, 2012

Video in an Offshore Environment: Fuelling Bandwidth Demands

The increased use of HD video in offshore environments is also hiking up demands for new bandwidth. New opportunities are emerging for satellite companies and service providers as oil companies get creative with video. In today’s oil and gas industry, offshore platforms, rigs and vessels may be considered remote in terms of distance, but they […]

By | November 1, 2012

Airlines Ramp Up Connectivity Plans

Airlines have dramatically upped their plans to offer in-flight connectivity and entertainment services. While great news for the satellite industry, the increasing value placed on the in-flight services market has sparked a polarizing debate on whether it makes more sense for airlines to use solutions based on Ku-band or Ka-band capacity. German airline Lufthansa sees […]

By , | October 1, 2012

Earth Observation: New Dynamics

The demand for Earth observation imagery is increasing across the globe. The market is also entering a more sophisticated phase, as providers look to offer more than just basic images to enterprises and governments. The Earth observation (EO) market now has a number of companies looking to offer services and solutions, such as GeoEye, DigitalGlobe […]

By | September 1, 2012

Satellite Builders Enjoy Strong Market Conditions

Satellite manufacturers across the board are still seeing strong demand for new satellites as operators continue to place orders at a healthy rate. Most manufacturers have won their fair share of orders in recent times. The question is can it last? Boeing’s deal with Satmex and Asia Broadcast Satellite for electric propulsion satellite systems was […]

By | August 1, 2012

Commercial Growth Fueling U.S. Satellite Industry Employment

Finding its next generation of engineers has long been a critical issue for the aerospace industry. Via Satellite investigates efforts to expand aerospace employment opportunities in the United States, and whether or not the satellite industry is getting access to the talent it needs. With nearly 1,600 satellites forecasted to launch in the next 15 […]

By | July 1, 2012

The Asian Video Landscape: DTH Market Share Trending Up

With a range of television options that run the gamut from OTT to DTH, the main video markets are now offering a wealth of different dynamics and opportunities. As with natural geography, the Asian video landscape varies widely, depending on where you are. Across the board, there seem to be a few hard and fast […]

By | June 1, 2012

Satellite Solutions: Key to Shale Gas Boom

The exploration of shale gas is a trend that has emerged in the oil and gas arena during the last couple of years. For satellite players, it is another opportunity to provide state-of-the-art communications to one of its biggest customer sets, the oil and gas industry. When two industries as large, technology-driven and global reaching […]

By | May 1, 2012

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