Satellite Keeps Police Connected

By James Careless The state of New Mexico is the fifth largest state in the United States, according to 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–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

How are satellite-delivered content distribution services offering complete solutions for meeting today’s corporate communication [business TV] needs?

Question and Answer Joe Amor, Microspace Communications Corp. May 27, 2003 How are satellite-delivered content distribution services offering complete solutions for meeting today’s corporate communication [business TV] needs? What is a business solution? A business solution fulfills a need, often to relieve a pain. The conscientious businessperson considers relieving future as well as current pain. […]

By | May 27, 2003

Latin America: Big Challenges For Satellite Operators

Latin America has attracted major investments in the satellite markets throughout the years. The region encompasses South America, Central America, Mexico and all the Caribbean islands. Roughly 531 million people reside in this region. Latin America has the world’s fifth most populated nation, Brazil, and two of the four most populated cities, Mexico City and […]

By | May 1, 2003

Cover Story: Portable Earth Stations: Antennas To Go

In today’s ever-changing world, portable earth stations continue to gain popularity among satellite users. Whether for news crews, emergency aid workers, troops or businesses/institutions needing fast on-the-ground connectivity, portable earth stations are a logical, speedy solution. Not surprisingly, satellite equipment manufacturers are capitalizing on this demand by offering a wealth of innovative, complete portable product […]

By | May 1, 2003

Satellite: The Backbone For The American Red Cross

by James Careless When disaster strikes anywhere in the United States, the American Red Cross (ARC) springs into action. Within hours, its highly-trained professionals arrive on the scene, coordinating rescue operations via telephone with the ARC’s headquarters in Falls Church, VA. Unfortunately, the tens and sometimes hundreds of telephone connections required for each rescue operation […]

By | May 1, 2003

High Tech Hollywood: From Satellite To Movie Screen

If you live in the United States, there is a good chance you bought one of the estimated 1.6 billion movie tickets that were sold here last year. At the same time, it is highly unlikely you were aware of the first Spirit of Fire Film Festival in Siberia in January. After all, Khanty-Mansiysk is […]

By | May 1, 2003

The FY04 Space Budget–Government Space To The Rescue

by Chris Mecray The Bush Administration’s FY04 budget submission, sent to Congress in February, appears to provide for generous funding for ongoing space projects. Though it is more challenging to discern administration priorities in space programs versus, say, fighter aircraft, we see a generally robust level of support for key projects, as recommended in the […]

By | April 1, 2003

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