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Inmarsat CEO and the $1 Billion Target

Can Inmarsat create a $1 billion dollar revenue stream in aviation? Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce is confident the company can do this in around 10 years’ time. It is an ambitious projection, but recent deals with the likes of Qatar Airways and Avianca underline there is still huge potential in this business for Inmarsat and […]

By | November 20, 2017

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SatComRus 2017: Celebrating the Past with a Look to the Future

At SatComRus 2017 in Moscow, the underlying theme was how Russian space companies could build for a more prosperous future. However, SpaceX was mentioned a number of times as both an inspiration, and an example of a space company setting a new agenda…

By | November 16, 2017

Mark Holmes is the editorial director for Via Satellite and Avionics Magazine.

Intelsat Stokes Industry Fires with Surprise Intel Announcement

As we go to press on this edition of Via Satellite, the industry has been rocked by a major announcement by Intelsat and Intel, which sees the two companies submit a joint proposal in early October that would

By | November 12, 2017

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Toyota Exec Predicts Big Changes Coming to the Automotive Industry

Satellite operators are optimistic that the connected car could be the next hot market for the industry. But what do car manufacturers think? We talk to one of the leading car manufacturers about whether the market for satellite is more myth than reality…

By | November 12, 2017

Qatar Airways' In-flight entertainment amenities for passenters. Photo: Qatar Airways.

Qatar Airways Exec: Connectivity Providers Are Confusing Airlines

With technology moving fast, Qatar Airways is aggressively investing in its connected strategy. However, the airline believes there is still a lot of confusion in the industry around connectivity…

By | November 12, 2017

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Inmarsat CEO and the $1 Billion Target

Can Inmarsat create a $1 billion dollar revenue stream in aviation? Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce is confident the company can do this in around 10 years’ time. It is an ambitious projection, but recent deals with the likes of Qatar Airways and Avianca underline there is still huge potential in this business for Inmarsat and others…

By | November 12, 2017

RSCC Director General Yuri Prokhorov. Photo: RSCC.

RSCC Director General Doubts Success of New Constellations

The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) celebrates its 50-year anniversary this year in a key landmark for one of the oldest companies in our sector. Via Satellite recently sat down with RSCC Director General Yuri Prokhorov to talk about the company’s 50-year anniversary as well as RSCC’s place in the evolving satellite world.

By | November 12, 2017

Understanding the Language of Intermodulation Specifications in HPA Data Sheets

High power amplifiers (HPAs) are a critical component in the uplink earth station RF chain and are generally the most expensive components, after antennas, in that chain. For this reason, integrators or users in the market for HPAs must take great care to ensure that like-for-like comparisons are made when evaluating HPAs. Typically, linear output power

By CPI | Nov 08, 2017

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Toyota Exec: Connectivity to Bring Big Changes to the Automotive Industry

Satellite operators are optimistic that the connected car could be the next hot market for the industry. But what do car manufacturers think? We talk to one of the leading car manufacturers about whether the market for satellite is more myth than reality…

By | November 6, 2017

Tom Choi, former CEO and founder of ABS. Photo: ABS.

EXCLUSIVE – Tom Choi: Life after ABS

In this exclusive interview, Via Satellite caught up with Choi to find out his views of recent events, what happens next, and what the future holds for ABS…

By | October 31, 2017

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3net CEO Tom Cosgrove on the 3D TV Promise - From our Archive

It wasn’t that long ago where many felt 3D TV could give the industry a significant boost. In this interview with 3-Net CEO Tom Cosgrove we discussed the future of 3D television. 3-Net, a joint venture of Discovery Communications, Sony and IMAX Corporation, was optimistic at the time. However, the future for 3D TV would prove to be quite short-lived.

By | October 26, 2017

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