November 2015 Edition
MENA + The World, Connectivity + Far More...
HTS Is Knocking On Your Door... Are You Ready? A Gilat Satellite Networks Perspective, By Doreet Oren, Director of Product Marketing, Gilat Satellite Networks
To articulate the impact of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) on the satellite ecosystem is a most challenging task. After years of satellite communications existing as a niche market, useful primarily where terrestrial communications solutions were not feasible, satellites can now compete in high-capacity markets.
Fairing Well, Indeed..., By Hendrik Thielemann, Vice President, Communications, RUAG Space
With two new, ultramodern production facilities, Swiss space-industry supplier RUAG Space will be able to manufacture payload fairings for launch vehicles much more efficiently and cost-effectively than previously possible.
Satisfying The Capacity Needs Of MENA; An ETL Systems’ Perspective, By Esen Bayar, Chief Technical Officer, ETL Systems
The number of subscribers signing up for payTV services is rapidly growing across the globe.
SatBroadcasting™: The Evolution + Impact Of Ultra HD, By Captain Ip, Communication Systems Engineer, Asia Satellite Communications Limited (AsiaSat)
Ultra High Definition (UltraHD) is a breakthrough in video technology and for the broadcast industry and the technology delivers more than four times the resolution of Full HD TV with more vibrant colors and higher frame rates, providing much better viewing quality especially in sporting events and action movies than has been previously possible
HTS Networks Are Taking Off, By Steve Good, Vice President, Marketing, Comtech EF Data and Alvaro Sanchez, Sales and Marketing Director, Integrasys
The satellite industry has changed dramatically over the past few years, thanks to the advent of the first High Throughput Satellite (HTS) systems and the commitment of satellite operators both large and small to roll out their own unique HTS designs that promise much higher capacity at a much lower cost per bit being delivered to the user.
Executive Spotlight: Gerhard Bethscheider, Managing Director, SES Techcom Services
Gerhard Bethscheider has more than 30 years of experience in the domain of Satellite and Ground Segment Engineering. His experience extends to the fields of Research and Development, System Engineering and Management. He joined SES in 1990 as Manager of the “Earth Station Engineering” section. Since January 2008, Gerhard has held the role of Managing Director of SES Techcom Services, which commercializes satellite solutions and services to an international customer base.
The Economic Value Of Satellite Radar Imagery—An EARSC Report Now Available..., The story starts with the decision taken by the Finnish government in 1971 to keep 25 major ports open throughout the year.
The EARSC (European Association of Remote Sensing Companies) has published their first report in an ongoing series which will look at the way Earth Observation (EO) data and services contribute to developing economic value.
Managed Capacity / Managed Services, The New “New”... A Hughes Perspective, By Vaibhav Magow, Regional Director, Asia/Pacific, Hughes Network Systems
Traditional satellite service business models are evolving. As a result, Managed Capacity, or Managed Satellite Services, are generating great interest as a new offering.
An iDirect Case In Point: Creating Educational Opportunities In Haiti, The Kay Anj Village School will provide 121 children from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, the opportunity for education—and for a promising future.
In October 2014 the doors to the Kay Anj Village School in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, opened for the first time.
Connecting With New Communities... A Yahlive Perspective, By Sam Boustany, Chief Executive Officer, Yahlive
Broadcast technology is progressing at such a pace that the focus has shifted from the underlying solutions themselves to the way in which people’s lives are impacted and improved by them.
Fostering The Next Generation In Space... The Future Space Leaders Foundation, By Nancy Nolting, Marketing Programs Manager, Intelsat General Corporation (IGC)
With permission from Intelsat General Corporation (IGC), we present one of the company’s latest SatCom Frontier blogs.
From Humble Beginnings... A NorthTelecom Perspective, By Mahdi N. Mehrabi, Chief Technical Officer + Managing Director, NorthTelecom
Having high-quality managed network services available for clients from east to west, NorthTelecom is delivering leading edge, satellite communication services and solutions to meet customer demands across all spectrums.
A Major Celebration: One Hundred 1300s, By Wendy Lewis, Director of Communications, Space Systems Loral (SSL)
When Space Systems Loral (SSL) shipped a high performance broadband satellite for Australia to launch base in late August 2015, the company reached an unprecedented milestone of providing 100 GEO communications satellites built using the SSL 1300 platform.