VSAT Players Concerned by Lack of Capacity

By | September 25, 2008 | Broadcasting, ST Briefs, Telecom

[Satellite Today 09-25-08] VSAT players are excited about their prospect in markets such as Pakistan, Brazil and many markets in Africa, but lack of satellite capacity is constraining growth in many markets, according to executives that attended the Comsys VSAT 2008 show in London,
    “We need to find suitable capacity,” Heinrich Nothnagel, general manager of MWEB/Afsat, said. “If it was not for the PanAmSat-10 satellite, there would be not an Afsat. We can’t find enough capacity to sustain our growth. We are strangled for capacity.”
    Rafael Meinking Guimarães, marketing director for Hughes do Brasil, also highlighted lack of capacity as a major issue for its operations in Brazil. “There is lack of space segment, both in Ku- and C-band. There are rising prices for capacity. We are told by the satellite operators that we are competing with Africa for satellite capacity.”

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