|MSUA-6 features sessions focused on the mobile satellite marketplace and what lays in the road ahead.
Panels of experts will take a penetrating look into applications for military, first responder and public safety uses as well as what the future holds for consumer applications.
Coupled with an Exhibit Show Floor full of the latest products and cutting-edge technology, MSUA-6 tackles your toughest challenges and provides you with viable solutions.
Visit the MSUA-6 web site for more information on the Conference Program and to view the list of exhibiting companies.
FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
The mobile satellite services (MSS) market certainly is not new, but several companies hope 2009 marks the beginning of a new era in the market. The January issue of Via Satellite’s Mobile Satcom Extra takes a look at the state of the MSS sector in different regions around the globe and what the various satellite players hope to accomplish this year.
In the United States, companies such as Skyterra and TerreStar plan for 2009 to be the year that ancillary terrestrial services begin to make their impact on the MSS sector. While the necessary ground networks are a long way from being ready, the launch of the first satellites that will work with these systems will begin to demonstrate the advantages that satellites can bring to the mobile communications world.
In Europe, the European Union’s move to continent-wide S-band licenses will prime not only the MSS market but also demonstrate that a single license for providing services throughout all the countries of Europe can serve as a better business model than having to work with each government individually.
And in Japan, JSAT Mobile launches its entry into the MSS sector as it looks to replace some of the growth it does not see coming from its traditional fixed satellite services business.
It is likely that none of these efforts will be a slam dunk this year, but efforts taken in 2009 hopefully will set the stage for improved customer services and strong revenue growth for the operators in the future.
Planned 2009 Satellite Launches Move ATC Closer to Reality
Combined satellite-cellular service moves a step closer to fruition as TerreStar and Skyterra make final preparations for satellite launches later this year. The next generation of hybrid mobile satellite systems (MSS), which combine spacecraft with an ancillary terrestrial component (ATC), is expected to provide unparalleled coverage and spectral efficiency for consumers, enterprise, government and public safety personnel. ..More»
TerreStar Networks and protocol stack software supplier Comneon demonstrated the first Voice Over IP (VOIP) phone call on an integrated satellite-terrestrial multi-mode handset from a Comneon test lab, TerreStar announced. ..More»
Envivio Inc. has begun shipping its mobile TV configuration of its 4Caster C4 three screens — TV, PC and mobile device — encoder as the product officially enters commercial service, the company announced. ..More»
Arinc Inc. and EADS Secure Networks North America, a subsidiary of EADS, have formed a strategic alliance to address growing market opportunities for advanced land mobile radio communications in support of homeland security, the companies announced. ..More»
Vizada has linked up with Eclipse to offer mobile satellite services to the European military community, the companies announced. ..More»
Cyfrowy Polsat, a digital satellite pay-TV platform in Poland, has launched a mobile phone service, Rodzinna Telefonia Komorkowa (Family Cellular Telephony), based on its own telecommunications infrastructure using network solutions from Nokia Siemens Networks, Cyfrowy Polsat announced. ..More»
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S-band Competition Stokes MSS Excitement in Europe
The mobile satellite services (MSS) market in Europe was given a significant shot in the arm in August when the European Commission (EC) announced there would be a new pan-European licensing procedure for these services to make things easier for satellite operators. Operators who are successful in gaining a license will be able to offer services such as high-speed data, mobile TV, disaster relief communications and remote medical communications across Europe via a single license. ..More»
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JSAT Targets Mobile Market in Effort to Spark Growth
JSAT, the Japanese fixed satellite services (FSS) operator, is targeting the mobile satellite services (MSS) market in Japan, because with little room for growth in its traditional business market, it believes it can boost revenues and profits through the MSS sector. JSAT announced in August it was teaming up with Stratos Global to form JSAT Mobile Communications Inc. ..More»
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Comtech Receives Largest Single Order in Company History
Satellite-based data communications provider Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp. ..More»
Thaicom Signs Vietnamese IPStar Deal
Thaicom signed a contract with Vietnam Telecom International (VTI) for capacity on the IPStar satellite, Thaicom announced. ..More»
Mitsubishi Wins ST-2 Contract from SingTel, Chunghwa
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. won a contract to build the ST-2 satellite for SingTel and Chunghwa Telecom, Mitsubishi announced. ..More»
O3b Networks Seals Galaxy Deal
O3b Networks has signed a multi-year backhaul deal with Nigerian based wireless company, Galaxy Wireless Communications, O3b announced. ..More»
LXE Announces Software Agreement, Introduces Development Tools
LXE, the wireless logistics computing business of EMS Technologies, signed an agreement with MCL Technologies giving the partners greater access to MCL software tools on LXE equipment, LXE announced. ..More»
Qualcomm to Develop Satellite-Cellular Integration Firmware for TerreStar
TerreStar has entered into an agreement with Qualcomm to develop integrated satellite-cellular communications technologies for conventional-sized mobile devices designed for government, public safety, enterprise and consumer users, TerreStar announced. ..More»
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