Asia is in no shortage of superlatives. It’s the most populous region in the world and it’s the largest continent on the planet. The oldest civilizations, highest peaks, most crowded cities and tallest buildings are all found in Asia. And now, the region has a new record to add to its list: the most satellites […]
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The stunning landscape of Myanmar hides a tempestuous past that features its struggle for independence and eventual democracy. In 2010, the country sat on the cusp of massive change when the military junta handed over power. After 48 years of oppressive rule, a metamorphosis is occurring across the country. The daily lives of Myanmar’s 51.4 […]
Yet again we are delighted to be partnering with Media Partners Asia (MPA) which puts on one of the best events in the region, Asia Pacific Pay TV Operators Summit (APOS), playing host to a number of broadcaster/pay-TV decision makers and influencers. It is one of the “must go to” events in the region for […]
Netflix is now a worldwide brand and a disruptor in pay-TV. But will we see Over-the-Top (OTT) disruptors in Asia? If the answer is “yes,” will this ultimately impact the amount of satellite capacity that DTH operators will buy going forward? Discovery Communications is one of the most globally recognized broadcasters and uniquely positioned to […]
HTS holds a great deal of promise for Africa, and operators, both new and emerging, are planning to seize the opportunity to provide capacity to a market with seemingly unending demand. But is it really that straightforward?
With just 15 percent of African households having internet access, challenging geographies, underdeveloped infrastructure and an urgency to not be left behind in a digital world, where are the opportunities for satcom?
The recognition that space activities, services and products play a central role in the sustainable social and economic development of states has led to a clear increase in the number of space actors, including developing countries, wishing to take advantage of space to address their needs and perform their public tasks.
Editor’s note for the Middle East & Africa 2016 edition of Via Satellite.
Numerous satellite operators are present in Africa seeking to grow their businesses by exploiting demand for satellite capacity. However, while there are many broadband plays, broadcast remains a key market for capacity. The question is, with changing media habits, will DTH continue to dominate the overall broadcast landscape?
Telecom providers looking for business growth will have to venture from the saturated zones, as it is in rural areas that new subscribers can be found. But in order to tap these rural and underdeveloped communities, satellite will have to play a vital role. This means satellite-based cellular backhaul will hold its prominence in Asia.