As the technology behind In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) continues to improve, bringing better global coverage and more bandwidth, passenger expectations on how they can use Wi-Fi in the sky are soaring. At the
Though some spectrum traded hands, the final WRC-15 outcome was much better than expected, and viewed largely with optimism by both sides. Yet decisions that affect the whole world are never easy, and when concerning C-band, they almost went down a path the satellite industry did not want.
SmallSats are spurring innovation across the industry including on the ground segment, which will ultimately influence all operators, regardless of size.
Government balances need for greater capability in a tight funding environment with how to take advantage of new commercial assets.
[Via Satellite 07-23-2014] As the satellite industry continues to grow and evolve, the winds of change can be felt in nearly every sector. The July issue of Via Satellite touches on some of the prominent areas of change as new technological advances begin reshaping the landscape. We talk to leaders from the world’s main launch [...]
[Via Satellite 05-16-2014] After 15 years of restrictions and intense scrutiny, the United States Department of State has reclassified satellites and several related components so they will no longer be treated as weapons. The changes affect Category 15 of the U.S. Munitions List (USML), which covers spacecraft and related articles, by shifting most commercial, civil [...]
[Via Satellite 04-01-2014] News of talks between Charlie Ergen, chairman of the board of Dish, and Mike White, CEO of DirecTV, fueled a brief rise in the stocks of both companies last week. The news, which Bloomberg brought to light, has reignited discussions on whether a merger is possible. Dish and DirecTV attempted to merge [...]
[Via Satellite 09-24-2013] Global Eagle Entertainment, a global provider of satellite-based In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) for airlines, and Thaicom, a satellite communications provider in Asia-Pacific, recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to mutually develop, implement and support in-flight connectivity solutions for airlines in Thailand and the surrounding region. The partnership “makes sense in [...]
The era of the connected aircraft is here and satellite is powering solutions that will impact the crew, business travelers, and people flying in economy. In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services, which were touted initially as tailored for business travelers, have now become part of the mainstream as satellite plays a bigger role in the future of [...]
Mobile operators use satellite cellular backhaul to extend voice and data services to rural areas. In fact, cellular backhaul is seen as a key growth driver for satellite companies over the next few years, particularly in developing markets. As a provider of business-grade network solutions, K-Net has been busy building up its client base throughout [...]