Via Satellite

The leading magazine in global coverage of the satellite enabled communications marketplace

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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

Joanne Wheeler 
is a partner at international law firm Bird & Bird, a commercial, corporate, finance, litigation, IP and regulatory specialist for the space industry.

Commodity Trading – The Satellite Advantage

ExactEarth AIS Viewer for maritime ship monitoring. Photo: ExactEarth. An Essential Business Anyone who drives a car will feel the effect of high crude oil prices; commodities are an essential part of everyday

By | August 14, 2017

Mark Holmes is the editorial director for Via Satellite and Avionics Magazine.

Where does the GEO Market go Next?

The GEO market is an interesting one right now. There has been a distinct lack of satellite orders over the last 12 months and, at the same time, we are entering the era of mega-constellations. Companies such as OneWeb, SpaceX and others are looking to work a more nimble approach and orbit thousands of smaller […]

By | August 14, 2017

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Wyler: OneWeb ready to solve the ultimate connectivity problem

A worker completes tasks manually on the production line at OneWeb Satellite's new facility inauguration. Rendition of a OneWeb satellite. Where is OneWeb? Learnings from O3b Devils Advocate In many ways

By | August 14, 2017

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Amplifier Firms Eye SmallSat, Ka-band Opportunities

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 […]

By | July 11, 2017

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HTS: Ready for the Next Stage of Evolution

By | July 11, 2017

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Millennials Discuss Attracting Young Talent to Satellite

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 […]

By | July 11, 2017

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Case Study: SOS Children’s Villages

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.

By | July 11, 2017

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How 4G LTE Complements Satellite Communications in a Growing Digital Environment

In an increasingly digital environment, efficient communication is crucial to the offshore industry. This requirement drives diverse options and choices for communications services among maritime operators including 4G LTE and Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT).

By | July 11, 2017

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