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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
The future of satellite communications has never been more exciting with the increasing interest and investment in LEO, MEO, and GEO constellations, especially in the Ka-band arena. However, LEO and MEO constellations require a much larger volume of antennas and gateways compared to a GEO satellite, and amplifier providers must find a way to offer […]
Not that long ago, the space industry was seen as a bit of a dinosaur, a relic from a bygone age. But over the last few years, that perception has been turned on its head, and now the industry is seen as uber hip. The question is, despite that change in perception, could the satellite […]
SOS Children’s Villages is an organization that aims to make a difference for children who have been orphaned or abandoned. Its work brings hope to many where previously they had been none. A partnership with Middle East-based MSS operator Thuraya has been key in helping it improve its services.
Earth Observation (EO) is in its infancy, meaning that there is significant room for growth. At the same time, with the smallsat revolution in full swing, key players in the EO market are expecting to see a new level of data service offerings that will fuel demands for satellite imagery. Increased demand is driven by […]
Every year at the SATELLITE show in Washington, D.C. Via Satellite presents its Satellite Executive of the Year award, a recognition of an executive which Via Satellite feels has made a big, positive impact in the industry that year. Besides being one of the highlights of the SATELLITE show, the award has been going for […]
Millennials from across the satellite industry predict what the market and the spacecraft themselves might look like 30 years from now.