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High Throughput Satellites Dominate Industry Discussions

SATELLITE 2013 was a great event as usual. But, if you had $10 for every time someone either mentioned the Boeing/ABS/Satmex “electric” satellite deal or High Throughput Satellites (HTS), you probably would have ended up very rich. HTS definitely was a major topic across a number of panels during the event, and there is clearly [...]

By | May 1, 2013

HTS and Broadcasting: What is the Future Equation?

Conversations about the market opportunities for High Throughput Satellites (HTS) tend to focus on data and broadband services. However, it could also present satellite operators with opportunities in the broadcasting arena. The question is how much of an opportunity is it? HTS was one of the key themes of SATELLITE 2013, and there is a [...]

By | May 1, 2013

HTS and Modern Business: Benefits and Opportunities

The next time you fill up your car’s tank, don’t be surprised if the gas pump features a video that delivers the news, weather and even a short sales pitch for a local product or service. Or maybe you can watch live training sessions at work that target a specific group of employees or offer [...]

By | May 1, 2013

Modernization and Budget Challenges: Forcing International Militaries to Rethink Bandwidth

The needs and operational requirements of the world’s largest military organizations and businesses are not all that different. As the demand for satellite capacity steadily increases in both sectors, the satellite communications systems used by both military and enterprise end users must rapidly evolve to run in Ka-band and other high-throughput frequencies to operate over [...]

By | May 1, 2013

Letter From The Editor

The military satellite communications landscape has undergone some fundamental changes throughout the last 12 months. As an economic recession took hold around the world, governments had to examine where they were spending their money and whether space programs, particularly in the military area, could be justified. The United States signalled its intentions last year by [...]

By | April 1, 2010

Pace of Operations increases demand on Satcom on the move

To operate in today’s theaters — with 38,000 NATO and 47,000 U.S. troops in mountainous Afghanistan and 115,000 U.S. troops in the deserts of Iraq — the military needs even lighter and more capable ground systems that provide beyond-line-of-sight communications. With the restrictive protocol of limited troop engagement, the need for real-time linkage on surveillance [...]

By | April 1, 2010

Governments Seek New Ways To Meet Communications Needs

The cancellation of the TSAT (Transformational Satellite Communications System) military satellite program ushered in a new era for military satellite communications. As a harsh economic recession took root, governments suddenly found they no longer had the desire or reserves to have all encompassing next-generation military satellite communication systems, but bandwidth demands remain high, so governments [...]

By | April 1, 2010

Harding: Addressing Satcom Demand

Col. William Harding, vice commander, Military Satellite Communications System Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, directs acquisition planning, programming, budgeting and operational support for a $46 billion portfolio for military satellite communication systems. Harding discusses the challenges ahead and the future of military satellite communications following the end of TSAT [...]

By | April 1, 2010

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By | December 1, 2009

Backhaul Market Remains Strong

Forecasts for the wireless backhaul market in Asia remains strong, as demand in the region remains strong and new technology will help the market meet that demand.   An April release from ABI Research forecasts that despite a slow economy around the globe, revenues from backhaul leasing are expected to double by the end of [...]

By | December 1, 2009

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