Articles by Jeffrey Hill

Via Satellite July/August 2017 magazine cover

Three-Year Dash to 5G takes a Long, Winding (and Familiar) Road

Engineers and executives from major cellular carriers converged in Austin, Texas to engage in passionate exchanges about 5G rollout plans, business opportunities and technical challenges. There’s consensus among this group — 5G isn’t just “another G.” It’s a brand new, automated world of constant connectivity that is experiencing the beginning of a fourth Industrial Revolution.

By | July 11, 2017

SATELLITE 2016 Show Floor

What’s New and Exciting at SATELLITE 2017?

The chairman of the SATELLITE 2017 Conference & Exhibition answers the most frequently asked question he gets throughout the yearlong preparation for the event: “What excites you most about this year’s program?”

By | March 6, 2017

NewSat Jabiru-1 Contracts Keep Rolling In

[Satellite News 12-12-11] Australian satellite operator NewSat has added to its dramatic surge of Jabiru-1 pre-launch activity by signing a new 10-year, $67.2 million contract with an unnamed Middle Eastern telecommunications provider for Ka-band transmission capacity on the satellite.    The deal, announced Dec. 12, contracts NewSat’s Ka-band satellite capacity to provide high-speed Internet and […]

By | July 26, 2013

Modernization and Budget Challenges: Forcing International Militaries to Rethink Bandwidth

The needs and operational requirements of the world’s largest military organizations and businesses are not all that different. As the demand for satellite capacity steadily increases in both sectors, the satellite communications systems used by both military and enterprise end users must rapidly evolve to run in Ka-band and other high-throughput frequencies to operate over […]

By | May 1, 2013

Satellite-Commissioned Studies: Positive Signs or Positive Spin?

Many satellite companies commission their own independent consumer market studies throughout the year. Often, the primary purpose of these studies is to provide operators, service providers and manufacturers with valuable business intelligence. But every once in a while, these reports serve a secondary purpose, with data being pushed out via press releases.

By | March 29, 2013

U.S. Government Satellite Industry Awaits Real Impact of Sequestration

Satellite companies with exposure to Defense Department and broader government budgets in the United States should expect to see incremental headwinds as across-the-board cuts as a result of government sequestration are implemented, according to a new report from analysis firm Needham.

By | March 28, 2013

Intelsat Inks Capacity Lease Extension with Lebanese Distributor

[Satellite TODAY 03-22-13] FSS operator Intelsat has signed a multi-year contract extension agreement with Lebanon-based ART/International Network Distribution (ART/IND), which aggregates and distributes niche and international channels in the global market, Intelsat announced March 22.     ART/IND extended its agreement on the Intelsat 21 satellite located at 302 degrees East, for the contribution and distribution […]

By | March 22, 2013

Harris, NOAA Co-Develop, Deploy PATRON Weather Satellite Tool

[Satellite TODAY 03-22-13] Harris Corporation has partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to develop and successfully deploy the Product Anomaly, Ticket, Relationship, Organization, and Notification (PATRON) – a new tool that aims to help track and report anomalies in critical weather satellite information.     Harris said it created the PATRON tool for […]

By | March 22, 2013

Thuraya’s SatSleeve docks your iPhone onto its satellite network (VIDEO)

Tags: Thuraya, SatSleeve, Apple, iPhone, Publication: Publication Date: 03/22/2013 Despite the Gorilla glass, we’re not sure if it’s a great idea to bring that iPhone to K2. Still, if you can fire it up, you can now make satellite calls from Apple’s iPhone 4 and 4s handsets thanks to Thuraya’s SatSleeve. Always-on globetrotter types […]

By | March 22, 2013

Estonia’s Student Cubesat Satellite is Ready Vega Launch

Tags: Estonia, Cubesat, Arianespace, Vega, ESTCube-1 Publication: Publication Date: 03/22/2013 Estonia’s student cubesat satellite is ready for the next Vega launch. The tiny spacecraft passenger for Vega’s upcoming Flight VV02 is getting the same "white glove" treatment as the launch’s two larger payloads, with Estonia’s ESTCube-1 student satellite now mission-ready at the Spaceport in […]

By | March 22, 2013

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