Articles by Giovanni Verlini

Telepresence: Satellite’s Rising Star

Decreasing costs, technological advances and enhanced experience mean the future is bright for telepresence via satellite. If you have participated in videoconferences, you would have noticed how the experience has changed over time. What used to be little more than a video phone call on relatively small screens presenting distorted faces and often affected by […]

By | April 1, 2010

New Efforts to Mitigate Satellite Interference

The success enjoyed by the commercial satellite sector over recent decades comes as no surprise to the engineers, technicians and managers who have been contributing to its remarkable growth by providing customers with accurate and reliable services around the globe. Yet, to the uninitiated, satellites can still be seen as daunting technology, perhaps because of […]

By | March 1, 2010

Paper Satellites: A Puzzle for the Industry

Given their scarcity and value, orbital locations and the radiofrequency spectrum always have been a matter of contention among satellite market players. In the late 1990s, when, over the course of relatively few years, plans for new satellite systems grew exponentially in numbers as well as in business and technical audacity, the fight to secure […]

By | January 1, 2010

Companies Take Different Approaches in Distribution Chain

There is more to marketing a product than simple sales strategy. Marketing is a defining trait of a company, and one that often makes it stand out from its competitors. Examples of this abound in all industries. In the telecoms sector, a company such as Taiwan’s HTC Corp. managed to grow into one of the […]

By | December 1, 2009

HD Production: Technology More Accessible

For years, high-definition TV (HDTV) was known as “tomorrow’s” technology within broadcasting circles. While standards mostly were set by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in the late 1980s and its technical feasibility was demonstrated decades ago when broadcasting was still in the age of analog transmissions, HDTV often was talked of as something that would […]

By | November 1, 2009

Go East! New Markets Emerging in Europe

The digitalization of TV networks is driving a buoyant Eastern European satellite market despite uncertain economic conditions. The financial crisis that triggered a global recession over the past 12 months

By | September 1, 2009

Middle Path To Space

Big remains beautiful in the satellite business, but launch vehicle operators are preparing new offerings to meet expected demand from commercial and government customers for small- and medium-class rockets that can deliver smaller payloads more cost-effectively. Demand for large spacecraft will hold true for operators placing communications spacecraft in geostationary orbit, but the overall picture […]

By | August 1, 2009

Middle Path to Space

Big remains beautiful in the satellite business, but launch vehicle operators are preparing new offerings to meet expected demand from commercial and government customers for small- and medium-class rockets that can deliver smaller payloads more cost-effectively. Demand for large spacecraft will hold true for operators placing communications spacecraft in geostationary orbit, but the overall picture […]

By | August 1, 2009

New Era Dawns for Mobile Satellite Services

As technological advances in space and on Earth lead to a new generation of handheld receivers, the prospect of mobile satellite services (MSS) breaking into the consumer mass market with a host of innovative services grows stronger. In the beginning they offered voice. They also handled data, but speeds were slow and data throughput was […]

By | May 1, 2009

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