Articles by Carol Patton


Operators Want More Flexible, Configurable Payloads from Manufacturers

If you could have the ear of the leading satellite manufacturers, what would you say you most want them to focus on over the next few years? Via Satellite posed that question to five satellite operators’

By | May 20, 2015

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Innovations in Satellite Antennas Attracting New Markets & Opportunities

They may not be sexy or anything that consumers pay much attention to, but recent changes to satellite antennas are helping the industry expand its services, lower prices, improve efficiency, and open doors

By | October 31, 2014


HTS: Can They Have a Global Impact?

Since he was in college, David Williams has been studying Africa, specifically its economic evolution. For the past 30 years, he has observed many changes in most of the continent’s 57 countries. As chief

By | April 21, 2014

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Hybrid Networks: Commercial Broadcaster’s Play for Regionalized Programming

In nearly every executive briefing that Cisco conducts with its commercial broadcast clients, one question keeps popping up: What is the new role of fiber or terrestrial services? “Categorically, we get a

By | March 26, 2014

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WRC-15: Winning the Spectrum War

Attention wireless industry: Find another band. That’s the message the satellite industry has been shouting ever since mobile companies began seeking a global identification of C-band approximately eight

By | January 21, 2014


M2M: Evolution of a Billion Dollar Industry

M2M industry booms as companies and consumers demand more real time data. With the industry growing at a rate of billions of dollars, the satellite industry is eager to gain a slice of the pie. Monitoring pipelines that are miles away,  checking construction equipment in remote areas for potential mechanical problems, even tracking the behavior […]

By | September 18, 2013

Cellular Backhaul: Remote Possibilities

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 […]

By | August 1, 2013


All Electric Satellites: Revolution or Evolution?

Jay Gullish, director of Space & Telecommunications at Futron, vividly recalls his reaction last year when Boeing made its groundbreaking announcement about launching two satellites with all-electric propulsion for two different customers – Satmex and ABS – in the same slot, on the same rocket. “Innovation and satellite manufacturing are not always words that end […]

By | May 1, 2013

HTS and Modern Business: Benefits and Opportunities

The next time you fill up your car’s tank, don’t be surprised if the gas pump features a video that delivers the news, weather and even a short sales pitch for a local product or service. Or maybe you can watch live training sessions at work that target a specific group of employees or offer […]

By | May 1, 2013


Satellite Succeeding in an IP World

IP rules. That has been the industry’s perception since IP terrestrial technology was introduced almost 40 years ago. Since then, it has become practically ubiquitous. The list of IP-supported products and services seems endless: modems are IP-enabled, as are many networks, smart grids, educational videos and security products. But, is there room for satellite technology […]

By | April 1, 2013

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