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Low Earth Orbit: Two Generations Share Their Outlooks

One of the hottest topics this year will no doubt be the future of new LEO constellations. We ask both our Via Satellite Advisory Board and our Generation Next Advisory Board to give their input on this topic and it certainly provoked some interesting responses.

By | January 31, 2017


NTTPC Offers Managed Cloud Network Service Using Viptela in Japan

Viptela, the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) company, announced that its partner, NTTPC Communications, a premier telecommunications carrier in Japan, is offering the company’s first managed cloud network service called Master’sONE using Viptela’s SD-WAN technology to cost-effectively provide a flexible, agile and secure WAN infrastructure for enterprises. The Viptela SD-WAN platform provides ubiquitous connectivity, zero-trust security, end-to-end […]

By | January 27, 2017


Globalstar President and COO Heads to SpeedCast

[Via Satellite 01-26-2017] Globalstar’s President and Chief Operating Officer David Kagan will be leaving the company in March to accept an opportunity with SpeedCast. After his departure, Kagan will assume an advisory role with the company and will continue to assist the management team and the board with strategic and operational guidance. Globalstar will immediately commence […]

By | January 26, 2017

Bigleaf Networks Announces Automatic Optimization for Satellite Connectivity

[Via Satellite 12-20-2016] Bigleaf Networks, a cloud-first Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) service that optimizes internet and cloud performance by dynamically choosing the best connection and adapting Quality of Service (QoS) in real-time, announced new satellite-optimized adaptation within its SD-WAN software. Bigleaf’s patent-pending technology adds SD-WAN routing intelligence and prioritization to all underlying internet connections, […]

By | December 20, 2016

Artist's concept of Restore-L. Credit: NASA

SSL Scores NASA Restore-L Support Contract

[Via Satellite 12-08-2016] NASA has awarded the spacecraft bus and support services contract for the Restore-L robotic spacecraft to Space Systems/Loral (SSL) of Palo Alto, California. Restore-L is equipped with the tools, technologies and techniques needed to service satellites currently in orbit. The contract has a firm-fixed-price and includes a three-year core period and a […]

By , | December 8, 2016


From Our Readers

Feedback from Via Satellite’s readers on the magazine’s 30th anniversary.

By | December 6, 2016

Jennifer Manner EchoStar, Georgetown University, Satellite Industry Association (SIA).

Technology Neutrality in Telecom Must Be Restored

Despite the clear benefits that have come from adoption of a technology-neutral regulatory regime, many regulators, including the FCC, are moving away from this principle with results that could be catastrophic to meeting the goal of global connectivity.

By | November 22, 2016

Photo by Doug Kuntz

Satellite to the Rescue

SSPI has launched a campaign to tell the human side of the satellite story. We call it “Better Satellite World.” It is designed to gather stories from around the world and to change the global conversation about this amazing industry.

By | November 22, 2016

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

Seismic Political Change and the Impact for our Industry

Editor’s note for the December 2016 edition of Via Satellite.

By | November 22, 2016

Aurora Gold Mine Guyana Goldfield

O3b Brings Connectivity to Guyana Goldfields’ Mining Facility

[Via Satellite 10-31-2016] O3b Networks announced that Guyanese service provider E-Networks will be delivering O3b’s high-speed, low latency connectivity to Guyana Goldfield’s Aurora Gold Mine. The Canadian mining company has agreed to lease its own O3b terminal and dedicated bandwidth for three years to link their mining facilities to offices in Georgetown and Canada, helping […]

By | October 31, 2016

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