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MSS Engineering Roundtable: A New Dawn Approaches

In the last roundtable we spoke to the CTO’s of five regional FSS operators and their plans to invest in new technology. For the MSS sector, there are also a number of key technical questions as they look to bring next generation services to market. In this exclusive roundtable, we talk to the key technology [...]

By | August 1, 2013

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FSS Engineering Roundtable: Regional CTOs Speak Up

In this special FSS Engineering roundtable, we talk to five leading CTOs of regional FSS operators about the technology challenges facing their companies. Taking part are Antonio Abad, CTO, Hispasat; Zoubair Kachri, CTO, Es’hailSat; Dionisio Tun, CTO, Satmex; Paiboon Panuwattanawong, CTO, Thaicom; and Martin Gee, CTO, Yahsat. VIA SATELLITE: What do you see as the [...]

By | July 1, 2013

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BRICS Emerging Powers in Satellite

In March this year, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) signed an agreement that will see the RadioAstron satellite mission collaborating with radio astronomy facilities in Africa. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the 5th BRICS summit in Durban. In the field of space, the [...]

By | June 1, 2013

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Maritime: The Latest Hot Market for Satellite

The maritime communications landscape is undergoing a rapid and fundamental change. New entrants and new offerings are challenging the model that was once dominated by the simplicity and reliability of L-band communications largely provided by Inmarsat. The incursion of FSS VSAT players into maritime has been going on since the early 2000s, but for many [...]

By | May 1, 2013

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Ultra-HD: The Future Starts Now

Imagine it is the year 2016 and you need to replace your flat-screen TV. You go to your local retail outlet and find a 55-inch 4K TV priced at around $1,600. Some may think that this price is outlandish, but according to Tim Alessi, director of new product development at LG Electronics USA, these prices [...]

By | April 1, 2013

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Via Satellite’s Executive of the Year 2012: Tom Choi, CEO, Asia Broadcast Satellite

Six years ago, Asia Broadcast Satellite CEO Tom Choi had a bold vision for the operator. He wanted to create a regional powerhouse with multiple satellites. By 2012, Choi built one of the most impressive operators in the market and has continually raised the bar for the industry. The company made early acquisitions of satellites [...]

By | March 1, 2013

Technology Preview: Satellite 2013

A lot of executives believe flexibility and intelligent payloads could be key technology topics at SATELLITE 2013. These topics are now frequently on the agenda, and satellite operators are looking at the next generation of satellites offering more flexibility than ever before. “I think the most interesting topic that will be talked about is the [...]

By | February 1, 2013

Russian Broadband Satellite: Small but Poised to Grow

The market is small, but capacity is expanding. As costs fall, operators will expand their broadband satellite service into the B2C market. But are there limits? Demand for broadband in Russia is hot. In a recent study of global broadband growth by research firm Point Topic, Russia was at the top of the list. What [...]

By | January 1, 2013

Year in Review: Industry Leaders Review 2012

With a series of new developments in electric-propulsion, high-throughput and Ka-band satellites as well as industry consolidation, 2012 has been quite a year in the satellite industry. There have been many talking points among industry watchers. But, what did key industry executives see as the main announcements this year? In a special year-end roundtable, Via [...]

By | December 1, 2012

Video in an Offshore Environment: Fuelling Bandwidth Demands

The increased use of HD video in offshore environments is also hiking up demands for new bandwidth. New opportunities are emerging for satellite companies and service providers as oil companies get creative with video. In today’s oil and gas industry, offshore platforms, rigs and vessels may be considered remote in terms of distance, but they [...]

By | November 1, 2012

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