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Satellite Executive of the Year: Dan Berkenstock

By | February 12, 2015

In 2007, Dan Berkenstock was in grad school at Stanford University in California, trying to figure out a future direction. Less than eight years later, he is the Satellite Executive of the Year for 2014. To

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Emerging Space Powers: The Leaders of Tomorrow

In 2006 the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) formed the Emirate Institute for the Advancement of Science and Technology (EIAST) with the goal of positioning the UAE at the forefront of space

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Cellular Backhaul: The Ever Growing Opportunity for Satellite

With demands for data increasing at an exponential rate, the demand for bandwidth continues to surge. In emerging markets, a lack of infrastructure means satellite is once again increasing in importance as a

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Yahsat CEO Explains Reasons Behind Move to Brazil

Yahsat, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), expects to have an equal split between commercial and government revenues in four years. This is one of the company’s main ambitions outlined by Yahsat CEO

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Data Access and Compliance in Global Operations

Global providers of satellite broadband services potentially face an increasingly complex compliance burden as a result of a rapidly-developing data policy environment. Fueled by robust initiatives for law

By | February 12, 2015

Arun Kumar Sampathkumar is a research analyst at Frost & Sullivan specializing in aerospace and defense.

Milsatcom: High Throughput Satellites Driving the Evolution

Military communications networks are undergoing significant overhaul in established forces, whilst others are working toward building capabilities on similar lines. Strategic communications (StratCom) is experiencing a shift from Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDNs) to IP-broadband networks. The fundamental need is to have high data throughput while having seamless connectivity. The increasing use of Unmanned Aerial [...]

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Generation Next: Patrick Shannon, SpaceQuest

Patrick Shannon, vice president of SpaceQuest, a manufacturer of small satellites and satellite components, grew up reading the science fiction works of legendary authors like Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac

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Congratulations Dan Berkenstock

I would like to start by offering congratulations on behalf of the whole Via Satellite team to Dan Berkenstock of Skybox (Google) who has been announced as our Satellite Executive of the Year for 2014

By | February 12, 2015

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