Articles by Jason Bates

Kengi Chen Inmarsat, Kalpak Gude Intelsat, John Lothian SES

That Time When Satellite Operators Joined to Defend Spectrum - From our Archive

In 2007, Intelsat, Inmarsat and SES crafted a unified message that helped preserve C-band spectrum access for the industry. Ten years later, Intelsat and Intel have made waves with a joint FCC proposition that opens the door to sharing C-band spectrum with mobile operators. Looking back to our 2007 SEOTY award winners explains some of the history behind the strong response to the proposal…

By , | October 19, 2017

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Business Continuity: Maintaining Communications After a Disaster – From our Archive

As Puerto Rico grapples with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s widespread destruction, network managers in the country are working around the clock to restore critical communications avenues. In this article from 2006, we explore how businesses can leverage satellite technology to stay connected and quickly recover their networks in the wake of a large-scale disaster. […]

By | September 28, 2017

Innovative Solid State Amplifier Technology in the 21st century

From the early 1980s until just a few years ago, Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) field effect transistors (FETs) were the mainstay of the Solid State High Power Amplifiers (HPA) industry for Radio Frequency (RF) transmission.

By CPI | May 08, 2017

Jason Bates, Via Satellite's fifth editor

Improving the Perception of Satellite

Past Via Satellite editors share their experiences and views on the satellite industry for Via Satellite’s 30th anniversary edition.

By | December 6, 2016

UAV Manufacturer Sanswire to Acquire Satellite Tracking Firm Global Telesat

[Satellite TODAY Insider 04-13-11] Sanswire Corp., a developer of lighter-than-air unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), agreed to acquire the outstanding shares of stock of Global Telesat Corp., a privately held U.S. based satellite tracking firm, Sanswire announced April 12.     Global Telesat provides satellite-based asset tracking hardware, airtime and related equipment to the U.S. Department of […]

By | April 13, 2011

Canadian Navy Contract is Harris’ First International Deal for Multiband Satcom Terminals

[Satellite TODAY Insider 04-12-11] Harris Corp. has been awarded a $2 million contract from the Canadian government to provide shipboard satellite communications terminals that offer services in X- and Ku-band, Harris announced April 11.      The Canadian Short Term Satellite Communications Upgrade contract is Harris’ first international sale of its maritime wideband terminals, which will […]

By | April 12, 2011

Satellite Sector Looks Fit for Longevity

While reviewing the last 30 years of history during SATELLITE 2011 many of the discussions during the show looked not at the position the satellite sector holds today but where satellite players might find themselves 30 years into the future     The leaders of the four largest FSS companies set the direction of this discussion […]

By | March 29, 2011

Mobile Sector Survivors Ready to Join Spotlight Again

As I pointed out previously, the FSS players remain at the center of satellite sector. But MSS players who busted on to the satellite world, flamed out and then rose again, look ready to rejoin the front-burner discussions. While MSS giant Inmarsat continues to reaffirm its leading position in the market, Iridium and Globalstar, long […]

By | March 17, 2011

Big Four CEOs Have Impact on Multiple Sessions

The CEOs of the four largest FSS players again kicked off the SATELLITE 2011 show, but while their time in the spotlight last just less than two hours, the impact of their comments can be felt throughout the day.     The concerns of Eutelsat, Intelsat, SES and Telesat about satellite manufacturing costs, launch prices and […]

By | March 16, 2011

Satellite Industry Sees Terrestrial Giants Looming Larger

The satellite sector continues to enhance its offerings in order to both protect its traditional business strongholds and develop new revenue streams. To accomplish this, the satellite sector has improved its technology for delivering signals, but the problem seems to be that no matter how quickly they make advances, they are finding it difficult to […]

By | March 15, 2011

SATELLITE 2011: Where Will Satellite Be in 30 Years

The pre-day schedule will look at some of the future’s most pressing issues, beginning with the return of the must-attend Satellite Finance Forum. Satellite sector analysts and experts from throughout the financial sector will look at current economic issues and their potential impact on satellite companies and their markets.     The Satellite Finance Forum begins […]

By | March 14, 2011

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