Telecom

Disaster Recovery: A Blueprint For Better Response

By Peter J. Brown Recovery. Restoration. Continuity. These are not new buzzwords. They have taken on new meaning, however, as a result of the intensified planning and preparation underway throughout the past year. This effort is intended to yield quicker and more effective responses across the board to large-scale disasters, natural and otherwise. The satellite […]

By | March 1, 2003

Living In Extremes: Remote Satellite Ground Stations

By James Careless They are the "ends of the earth" as far as the satellite ground station business is concerned: those regional outposts in remote, often extreme conditions. Yet these outposts are as vital to the people they serve as light, heat and water. Here is a look at some of the toughest ground station […]

By | March 1, 2003

Multimedia Matters: The Next Generation–What Lies Ahead In The Multimedia Arena?

by Douglas Graham Have satellite-based distribution networks and broadband been over-hyped? This is the view of some industry insiders and analysts who claim satellite’s real future may reside in a mixture of new and established applications, such as in-flight entertainment and enterprise VSAT networks that should be a strong area in 2003. Traditional VSATs have […]

By | February 1, 2003

Regulatory Review: Satellite IP And Multimedia–In Search Of A Niche

by Gerry Oberst Will they or won’t they? Toward the end of December last year, one major satellite operator announced it was cutting back on an existing Internet satellite service to consumers. In the exact same time frame, another major operator announced new and expanded high-speed Internet connections by satellite in Europe. To further stir […]

By | February 1, 2003

Web Exclusive: Satellite Network Management Systems: More Power And Precision

by Peter J. Brown The satellite industry is looking for new opportunities while trying to keep up with the demand for more services. A steady proliferation of robust fixed, portable and mobile terminals, and the ongoing attempts by network operators and service providers to squeeze as much revenue as possible out of every link on […]

By | February 1, 2003

Cover Story: Rain Degradation: Its Implications For Satellite Communication

To be successful, a satellite service must be competitive with a terrestrial alternative if one is available. The level of service must equal or exceed the terrestrial service at a comparable cost if the satellite solution is to gain acceptance among potential customers. When there are two alternatives, the choice of a satellite system will […]

By | February 1, 2003

Satellite Network Management Systems: Power And Precision

by Peter J. Brown The satellite industry is looking for new opportunities while trying to keep up with the demand for more services. A steady proliferation of robust fixed, portable and mobile terminals and the ongoing attempts by network operators and service providers to squeeze as much revenue as possible out of every link on […]

By | February 1, 2003

Satellites and the Internet: Opportunities Do Exist

By James Careless Tough slogging: that is the outlook for the satellite Internet market. Whether it is selling direct Internet access to consumers or providing backbone links for ISPs, there is no killer app ahead. However, not all the news is bad. In fact, there are some areas where satellites and Internet access go together […]

By | February 1, 2003

Web Exclusive: Without Satellite, Club Med’s Columbus Island Village Would Not Exist

by James Careless Club Med’s Columbus Isle in the Bahamas: the name conjures up images of sun, sand and luxurious leisure. For Club Med Management Information Systems Director Mario Fernandez, however, Columbus Isle also conjures up satellites. The reason: satellite communication is the data lifeline between Columbus Isle–located on the island of San Salvador, where […]

By | January 1, 2003

Cover Story: Access Asia: Open Markets Mean More Opportunities

Peter J. Brown Asia remains fragmented when it comes to the state of the regional economy. Although news in mid-November of a second large IPO in the Asian telecom sector seemed to point to a possible turnaround, this development is tempered by the fact that only East Asia and India are poised to see any […]

By | January 1, 2003

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