SATELLITE 2009 is the premier event providing solutions to the satellite end-user community. More than 9,000 delegates will converge in March at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to experience comprehensive forums focused on the vertical markets of the satellite community and to discover cutting edge technology from more than 280 exhibitors on the Exhibit show floor.
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Which Region Will the Middle East Resemble?
Satellite capacity problems exist in many regions around the globe, and the Middle East is no exception, according to satellite operators, industry analysts and, most importantly, customers. For the moment, the Middle East suffers from a problem similar to the African continent, a severe capacity crunch. The difference is that many African customers blame the shortage operators charging too much money for transponders, while in the Middle East, the customers are willing to buy capacity if only it was available... More»
From The Show Floor
Satellite Capacity in the Middle East –Famine or Feast?
The first day of CABSAT MENA and SATELITE MENA 2009 was dominated of talk of the changing capacity situation that could evolve in the Middle East over the next two years. There are huge demands for satellite capacity right now, and this is putting huge pressure on players desperate to access capacity, Neil Ashworth, director, business development and strategy, CET Teleport... More»
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Detasad Buys Capacity from SES New Skies, Intelsat
SES New Skies has contracted 36 MHz of capacity on the upcoming NSS-12 satellite to Detasad, a German-Saudi joint venture and provider of telecommunication and IT services... More»
GlobeCast Launches Sub-Saharan DTH Platform
GlobeCast has started transmissions of its new African DTH platform on SES Astra’s Astra 4A (Sirius 4) satellite, GlobeCast announced Mar. 3... More»
IMN Modernizes Broadcasting Infrastructure with Harris
Harris Corp. has been awarded a contract to provide an integrated large-scale broadcast solution to the Iraqi Media Network (IMN) as part of a facility upgrade, Harris announced Mar. 3... More»
Al Jazeera English Selects ScheduAll to Streamline Newsgathering
Al Jazeera English has selected software from ScheduAll to manage its staff and media resources, workflow, and cost accounting for its global newsgathering operations and integrate four broadcast centers and feeds from 69 news bureaus, ScheduAll announced Mar. 3... More»
Thuraya Showcases Streaming Satellite Broadcast Service
Thuraya Telecommunications is showcasing a satellite solution offering streaming speeds of up to 384 kilobits per second, Thuraya announced Mar. 3... More»
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Arabsat CEO Expects Industry to be Resilient in 2009
The Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) is embarking on an aggressive satellite rollout plan to bring new capacity to the region, unveiling in February contracts for the manufacturing and launching of two new satellites. Arabsat 5C and Badr 7 will be built by EADS Astrium and Thales Alenia Space, respectively, at a total cost of $590 million... More»
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