Telecom

Performance Enhancers: Striving For End-To-End Solutions

By Peter J. Brown There are subtle advances in technology that are often overlooked. As the satellite industry marches on, customers and service providers alike are able to select from a growing list of software tools and solutions that can substantially boost satellite network performance. These software tools have given both the point-to-multipoint and point-to-point […]

By | August 1, 2003

Cover Story: Via satellite’s Global Satellite Survey

Is The Worst Over? Another challenging year has passed for the global commercial satellite industry. The year 2002 echoed much of its predecessor in terms of contracts, launches and substantial business growth. Even now, halfway through 2003, any executive working within the various satellite sectors still fights the uphill battle posed by a stagnant economy. […]

By | July 1, 2003

CITIGROUP

CitiGroup is one U.S. financial services company that found itself enveloped in a business challenge when the corporation brought together banking, insurance and investment entities under one corporation. With such a diverse array of products and a mammoth workforce employing 260,000 individuals who, together on average, manage roughly 200 million customer accounts across six continents […]

By | July 1, 2003

Africa: Pairing Customers With Capabilities

By Peter J. Brown Satellite technology is going to play an essential role on multiple fronts in 21st century Africa. This huge continent has an enormous and growing appetite for satellite and wireless services in general. The regional priorities vary widely across Africa from the standpoint of telecommunications infrastructure and satellite equipment, and service providers […]

By | July 1, 2003

Satellite And Club Med’s Columbus Isle Resort: An Inseparable Combination

When one thinks of Club Med’s Columbus Isle Resort in the Bahamas, the words “satellite lifesaver” do not spring to mind. But they should. Satellite communication is the data lifeline between the 280-room resort and Club Med’s headquarters in Paris, France. The island rests 200 miles southeast of Nassau and is a 1.5-hour flight from […]

By | July 1, 2003

Satellite Keeps Police Connected

By James Careless The state of New Mexico is the fifth largest state in the United States, according to http://www.netstate.com. All told, it covers 121,598 square miles: a vast area covered by just 525 officers of the New Mexico State Police. Given that only two million people live in New Mexico, according to http://www.edd.stste.nm.us–this desert […]

By | June 1, 2003

Rural Telephony: Bridging Rural To Urban

By Nick Mitsis High in the Peruvian Mountains, satellite technology became a life saving tool for a wounded Israeli hiker, two friends and members of an isolated village. According to Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a group of hikers decided to explore the trails and take in the vistas of the Peruvian Mountain country, but none […]

By | June 1, 2003

Cover Story: Serving ISPs: Strategies To Rival Fiber

By James Careless Talk to some ISP executives, and you may get the impression that the market for satellite-delivered Internet backbone connections is dead. Take Jeff Henriksen, for instance, the director of marketing communications for Cogent Communications. This company bought the major U.S. assets of PSINet after this large global ISP went bankrupt during the […]

By | June 1, 2003

Ka-band: Cautious Optimism

By Peter J. Brown Throughout the next 18 months, commercial Ka-band satellite capacity will grow considerably. New North American broadband multimedia ventures are starting to talk about specific plans rather than a wide range of opportunities. In Europe, however, the initial phase of this trend is almost over. Military use aside, Ka-band must be seen […]

By | June 1, 2003

Multimedia Matters: Surfing In The Sky–Broadband Now Boarding

by Douglas Graham The airline and satellite industries have seen better days. Revenues are down, anxieties are up and the immediate future does not auger particularly well. Both industries need a boost. The good news is that Boeing may have just provided it. Recently, the company announced plans to equip airliners with broadband Internet service. […]

By | June 1, 2003

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