Articles by Helen Jameson

Photo: Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).

Can MENA Do NewSpace?

The interest in the NewSpace movement has been gaining momentum all over the world and the MENA region is no exception. With talk of space ranging from enabling emerging nations to enhance their communications infrastructure to missions to Mars, this is a fertile region for NewSpace, with varying ambitions from country to country.

By | November 15, 2017

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Can MENA Do NewSpace?

It first might help to put some sort of a definition on NewSpace. This is not an easy thing to do as it involves so many different threads. NewSpace could have a plethora of meanings from the delivery of very

By | November 12, 2017

Revolution

Where Do Satellite Manufacturers Fit in the NewSpace Revolution?

A key part of the NewSpace movement is the small satellite. It offers the ability to rapidly innovate and launch new technology within a very short timeframe. How can manufacturers keep up with no compromise on performance and how is NewSpace impacting their thinking?

By | August 7, 2017

Myanmar

Myanmar: The New Hotbed for Satellite

After a turbulent recent past, Myanmar is emerging as an exciting and dynamic economy. Decades of military rule has left the country with run-down general infrastructure and a population that has gone through years of oppression, hungry for knowledge of the outside world. Today, Myanmar is demanding connectivity and information — and satellite is playing […]

By | May 1, 2017

Myanmar

Myanmar: The New Hotbed for Satellite

The stunning landscape of Myanmar hides a tempestuous past that features its struggle for independence and eventual democracy. In 2010, the country sat on the cusp of massive change when the military junta handed over power. After 48 years of oppressive rule, a metamorphosis is occurring across the country. The daily lives of Myanmar’s 51.4 […]

By | April 26, 2017

OTT

OTT: New Business Models Disrupting the Satellite Industry

Ooyala’s recent State of the Broadcast Industry report proclaims “Go OTT or Go Home.” For traditional DTH operators, this is food for thought. Whilst their businesses are still in a fairly strong position, there are significant changes happening within the broadcast industry. How they deal with this, will be the key to their long-term survival…

By | April 17, 2017

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OTT: New Business Models Disrupting the Satellite Industry

Ooyala’s recent State of the Broadcast Industry report proclaims “Go OTT or Go Home.” For traditional DTH operators, this is food for thought. Whilst their businesses are still in a fairly strong position, there are significant changes happening within the broadcast industry. How they deal with this, will be the key to their long-term survival…

By | April 3, 2017

telecom

Supporting Future Telecommunications Beyond Ka band

With the surge of current and future Ka-band capacity, you would be forgiven for thinking that bandwidth would not be a pressing issue. However, initiatives are already underway to explore the feasibility of expansion into new bands, namely Q and V. But what kind of appetite does the industry have for this expansion and what […]

By | January 9, 2017

telecom

Beyond Ka: Supporting Future Telecommunications

With the surge of current and future Ka-band capacity, you would be forgiven for thinking that bandwidth would not be a pressing issue. However, initiatives are already underway to explore the feasibility of expansion into new bands, namely Q and V. But what kind of appetite does the industry have for this expansion and what […]

By | January 3, 2017

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National Satellite Operators Challenging the Paradigm

It’s getting busy up there: in addition to commercial FSS, MSS, LEO and MEO operators both existing and planned, we are also witnessing an increase in the emergence of national satellite operators. We take a look at the reasons why these programs are established and the influence that they are having on the wider satellite […]

By | December 5, 2016

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