Editor’s note for the December 2015 issue of Via Satellite magazine.
Editor’s note for the October/November 2015 issue of Via Satellite magazine.
For SpaceX’s Gwynne Shotwell it all started with a suit, and this year at SATELLITE 2015, it was all about a black t-shirt. It seems clothing metaphors are en vogue in the satellite industry. SATELLITE 2015
Another month, and more major activity in the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) market. Vern Fotheringham, the ex-CEO of Kymeta, a company that has been aiming to revolutionize the antenna market, has become the CEO of
16.16 local time Tuesday June 25, French Guiana, will live long in my memory. That was the time when an Arianespace official came on a big screen, and said the launch of the first O3b satellites was going to take place that day after a one-day, and then a further 33-minute delay. It was a [...]
We are barely halfway into 2013 and already Hughes and ViaSat have both ordered huge new satellites and placing bets that the industry will become more mainstream than ever going forward. In some ways, it represents a potential stunning reversal of fortunes for the industry. Over a decade ago, it seemed as though satellite was [...]
Show season is in full swing and after SATELLITE 2013 and NAB, we look forward to CommunicAsia, the biggest event of its kind in its region. Given the size of populations and the potential demand for communications services, Asia has long been a target for many companies in the satellite sector. However, regulatory issues have [...]
Satellite is often a technology that has labels. It is often labeled as a “last resort” technology, and satellite investments are often seen as “low risk, low reward” which can sometimes across as withering or faint praise. The question is can satellite offer investors a good level of return, and can outside perceptions of our [...]
Every year, the NAB trade show presents us with a chance to assess the ever-changing broadcast landscape and identify the next big technological advance, which is shaping up to be Ultra-HD TV. The new standard is creating a great deal of excitement, as consumers get accustomed to a constant evolution of picture clarity and detail [...]
I would like to congratulate Tom Choi, CEO, Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) who I am proud to name as our Satellite Executive of the Year for 2012. As always, it was a great competition and we had a terrific set of nominees, which included Khalid Balkheyour of Arabsat, Mary Cotton of iDirect and Charlie Ergen [...]