March 2016 Edition
North American Markets... + More...
Old Faithful: The SSL Satellite That Keeps On Going, By David Bernstein, Senior Vice President, Program Management, SSL
For seven hours each day, an SSL-built satellite that was launched 37 years ago continues to provide a communications lifeline to researchers at the South Pole.
Focus: TWTAs + SSPAs For Ka-Band Satellite Uplink Applications, By Gerard Charpentier, Vice President, Business Development, Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) Satcom
After 30 years of experimentation and something of a false start by the telecom industry in the 1990s and early 2000s, Ka-band satellite systems are finally coming into their own.
A Newtec Perspective: Why Now Is The Time For Operators To Get Onboard With Mobility, By Frederik Simoens, CTO, and Kevin McCarthy, Vice President of Market Development, Newtec
As the next generation of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) are launched, the impact to our industry will be profound.
Focus: VSAT Network Maintenance, By Alvaro Sanchez, Sales Director, Integrasys
The Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) market is clearly high volume and provides crucially needed communications to remote areas for a whole range of different services, such as oil & gas, maritime, environmental monitoring, e-learning, disaster recovery and cellular backhaul, to name but a few segments.
The Need For Robust Tools To Succeed In The World Of HTS, By Steve Good, Vice President, Marketing, Comtech EF Data
The satellite communications market is undergoing a drastic change as satellite operators’ different High Throughput Satellite (HTS) strategies come to life, moving from concept to launch to commercial availability.
A Globecomm Perspective: Crew Connectivity... A New Paradigm?, By Trevor Whitworth, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Globecomm Asia
Despite some recent suggestions to the contrary, demand for crew connectivity remains a strong driver of the maritime communications market.
Brave New (Smallsat) World, By Stuart Daughtridge, Vice President of Advanced Technology, Kratos Technology and Training Solu
Small satellites (smallsats), from single satellites to constellations, demand new and innovative methods of manufacture, launch and control.
SatBroadcasting™: UHDTV Is Coming... But Where Is It Going?, By Simen Frostad, Chairman, Bridge Technologies
It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good... this old saying means, more or less, that there are always people who can benefit from any turn of events, however negative such may seem at first glance.
Satellite + The Internet Of Things (IoT)... Where’s The Opportunity For Ku-Band?, By Stein Harstad, Managing Director, TSAT
There’s a coming explosion in the number of M2M- and IoT-enabled devices — a whopping 50 billion “things” online by 2020, according to Cisco.
SatBroadcasting™: The Art Of Using Video To Manage , By Roger Franklin, Chief Executive Officer, Crystal
Have you ever wished you could press playback on an event that occurred in the past? Perhaps to prove a point you’re trying to make, or, as in the case of 20/20 hindsight, a lesson you’re attempting to teach?
A Globalstar Perspective: Going For Growth, By Jay Monroe, Chairman + Chief Executive Officer, Globalstar
The energy at Globalstar continues to grow as the company kicks off 2016.
Focus: Can Big Data Solve Satellite Interference?, By Marin Coleman, Executive Director, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)
The term ‘Big Data’ is being increasingly used across multiple industries, but there hasn’t really been much of an explanation about what it actually means, as the term has different interpretations for the various parts of the industry.
Turning Network Data Into Business Value, By Rajanik Mark Jayasuriya, Vice President/Assistant General Manager, Satellite Networks Business Group, ST Electron
A gap exists today between network data and business value—and the answer to filling that gap goes beyond the network management system and into an intelligent system that sits at the core of your business.
An ORBCOMM Perspective: The Push Into 2016, By Marc Eisenberg, Chief Executive Officer, ORBCOMM
Coming off the success of the company’s most significant year to date, ORBCOMM is moving forward with a fast start to 2016.
Focus: A Terabyte Of Data To The Connected Car, By Tom Freeman, Senior Vice President, Land Mobile, Kymeta Corporation
Kymeta and Toyota are teaming up to cross an overpass—an overpass away from the technical limitations of using the current cellular network for connected car, and into a world that delivers an unprecedented value in capacity, coverage, security and cost.
Liquid Cooling For HPAs Is Back, And... It’s SuperCool, By Mark Schmeichel, Vice President of Engineering + Technology, and Heidi Thelander, Senior Business Development Director, both with Comtech Xicom Technology
Two broad trends in SATCOM uplinks are driving the need for liquid cooled SATCOM amplifiers: the amplifiers keep getting more powerful to support higher data rates, and higher frequency bands being used to take advantage of greater available spectrum.