Via Satellite

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

Jennifer Manner EchoStar, Georgetown University, Satellite Industry Association (SIA).

Technology Neutrality Essential to Enabling Competitive 5G Communications

Only through following the principle of technology neutrality whereby governments enable platforms, not technologies, to compete, will the future vision of 5G bringing wide-spread advanced communications services to all Americans, wherever they are located, be achieved.

By | July 11, 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.

Sensing Slavery: Using Satellite Imagery to Combat Modern Slavery

Slavery is an acute modern day issue that cannot be ignored but one that is difficult to resolve. Not only does slavery still exist but it is likely there are more slaves in 2017 than there were victims of the transatlantic slave trade between the 15th and the 19th centuries. 45.8 million people are in […]

By | July 11, 2017

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

Satellites and Industrial Internet of Things: The Burning Question

I was at London Technology Week recently and one of the panels was talking about future leaders in technology and how institutions like Harvard are helping new graduates with their big new ideas in tech. What struck me, and I don’t think I am saying anything new here, is that Millennials (for lack of a […]

By | July 11, 2017

Via Satellite July/August 2017 magazine cover

Three-Year Dash to 5G takes a Long, Winding (and Familiar) Road

Engineers and executives from major cellular carriers converged in Austin, Texas to engage in passionate exchanges about 5G rollout plans, business opportunities and technical challenges. There’s consensus among this group — 5G isn’t just “another G.” It’s a brand new, automated world of constant connectivity that is experiencing the beginning of a fourth Industrial Revolution.

By | July 11, 2017

In-Flight Connectivity

The Connected Aircraft: Four Airlines, Four Views – From our archives

In this article from our archives we talked to Air France/KLM, Emirates, Lufthansa and JetBlue about their in-flight connectivity strategies. In anticipation to our Global Connected Aircraft Summit happening in Arlington, VA June 7-9, 2017, we bring you this story published in our September 2013 issue of Via Satellite.

By | June 1, 2017


Phased Array Antennas: Can they Deliver?

“We got a bunch of Radio Frequency (RF) electronics and a big, domed 1.2-meter mechanically steered antenna, and strapped them onto a Humvee that we bought on eBay to prove you can get a 5 megabit link on

By | May 15, 2017


Future Investments in VSAT Equipment: What you Need to Know

However, satellites are only as good the technology that powers them, and more expectations are now being placed on traditional Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) technology providers as they look to provide

By | May 15, 2017


Earth Observation to Capture the Mainstream Market

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 […]

By | May 15, 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.

Spaceflight in the UK: Onward and Upward

“As we prepare to leave the European Union and so redefine our place in the world, we must ensure that the decisions we take now put the U.K. in a position to build a strong, resilient, well balanced economy

By | May 15, 2017

David F Melcher, President and CEO of Aerospace Industries Association.

Why America Needs Diverse Spectrum Options

We must allocate spectrum wisely, ensuring that increasing demand from mobile operators doesn’t crowd out other worthy users.

By | May 15, 2017

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