Articles by James Careless

Report: Satellite Broadband May Have Turned Corner In 2005

After years of false starts and disappointments, 2005 may have been the year that broadband satellite services "turned a corner and began to deliver on a number of long-held promises," according to a study released by Northern Sky Research. In the fifth edition of its annual "Broadband Satellite Markets" report, the marketing and research firm […]

By | February 27, 2006

Military To Rely On Satellite Communications First During Crises

The U.S. Defense Department has made commercial satellites as its number one option for military in-theater communications. "In the past, [military satellite communications] was our first-in choice," U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Moyles, commercial satcom operational manager at U.S. Strategic Command, said. Now "we’re turning to you first. That’s a tremendous change in [Department of […]

By | February 13, 2006

Financial Experts Bullish On Satellite Industry’s Prospects

It looks as if the telecom/dot.com depression that weighed down the satellite industry is over, and 2006 is looking good for attracting additional private equity (PE) and public market investment. That was the message from financial experts who addressed attendees at the SATELLITE 2006 Conference Pre-Day program Feb. 6. In fact, 2006 also looks to […]

By | February 13, 2006

Stronger, More Precise Signals From GPS Constellation Bring Promise Of Enhanced Commercial Opportunity

Stronger, more reliable, and loaded with commercial possibilities: That’s what’s the next generation of GPS – dubbed L2C – is all about. That was the news delivered by Deputy Director of Commerce David Sampson at the half-day conference, "Next-Generation GPS for Enhanced Business Productivity," Jan. 26 in Washington, D.C. "In September 2005, the Air Force […]

By | February 6, 2006

Orbiting Wall Street

Virginia Not Alone in Eyeing DBS Tax DBS operators, beware: The state of Virginia wants to nail your customers with a 5 percent sales tax. "We understand that state legislators in Virginia are considering imposing a 5 percent sales tax on a number of telecommunications services, including DBS and cable," Bear Stearns Equity Research wrote […]

By | February 6, 2006

Carnival Cruise Lines: Taking IT Management To The Next Level

As any CTO or network manager will tell you, one of the biggest business challenges is finding a way to maintain a strong corporate network that continually provides a live link throughout the entire company. Likewise, it does not matter if a corporation has 100 or 1,000 geographically dispersed regional offices, the element of interconnectivity […]

By | March 1, 2004

Ford Motor Co.: Training Employees And Slashing Costs With A High-Tech Solution

As one of North America’s largest automakers, Ford Motor Co. is faced with titanic money management challenges. The numbers speak for themselves. There are roughly 6,800 Ford/Lincoln dealerships across North America (NA). This works out to roughly 45,000 technicians, 10,000 service advisors and 10,000 cashiers. Ford also introduces a new car every 90 to 120 […]

By | November 1, 2003

Satellite And Club Med’s Columbus Isle Resort: An Inseparable Combination

When one thinks of Club Med’s Columbus Isle Resort in the Bahamas, the words “satellite lifesaver” do not spring to mind. But they should. Satellite communication is the data lifeline between the 280-room resort and Club Med’s headquarters in Paris, France. The island rests 200 miles southeast of Nassau and is a 1.5-hour flight from […]

By | July 1, 2003

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