June 2018 Edition
APAC, Australasia. Communication equipment (BUCs, TWTAs, amplifiers)
Executive Spotlight: Jim Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, ABS
Jim Simpson is the recently named CEO of ABS and he possesses more than 37 years of experience in the space and defense business, including 15 years of SATCOM experience with expertise in sales, marketing, strategy, business development and program management.
The Forrester Report: Can C-band provide a lottery win for satellite?,
Imagine this: You are a major global satellite operator with massive borrowings of some US$15 billion. You control huge swathes of valuable C-band capacity that, for years, you have defended against the demands from telcos that would like to gain access to
Satellites and the Deep Blue Sea, An SSPI Perspective
They transport 90 percent of the world’s trade: everything from oil to smartphones, toaster ovens to automobiles — yet, there are only about four million of them, out of the world’s seven billion and the chances are, you have never even met one.
Another Australian “On-The-Move” First—An EM Solutions Insight, By Dr. Rowan Gilmore, Chief Executive Officer, EM Solutions
Great moves are afoot in Australia — the Defence market for the first time in many years is optimistic and expansive, undergoing a massive rebuild of industry capability; the establishment of an Australian Space Agency has recently been announced; and the economy has continued its growth for a record-breaking period edging close to nearly three decades. These augur well for more Firsts.
Multi-Path Satellite Simulator—Simultaneously test two terminals with minimum satellite interaction, By Geoff Burling, Chief Executive Officer, AtlanTecRF
There has never been a better time to be talking about simulation of satellite transponders.
Perception Versus Reality...Satellite-based cellular backhaul, By Doreet Oren, Product Marketing and Corporate Communications, Gilat Satellite Networks
Mobile network operators (MNOs) are rethinking their cellular backhaul strategies to meet a new set of performance and cost requirements. As mobile networks evolve, MNOs need to adapt their backhaul solutions to handle increased data usage and expand service availability.
AsiaSat Insights, Gateway network rollout methods for a future VHTS system
This AsiaSat article presents some concepts on the VHTS gateway rollout scheme. The practical implementation of these concepts may be tied to specific satellite payload designs and the available space-ground segments control management system features.
Community WiFi—WiFi hotspots with satellite backhaul, By Vinay Patel, Senior Product Line Director, Hughes Network Systems
According to the latest Internet World stats (www.internetworldstats.com/), more than four billion people are now online, representing more than half of the world’s population — yet, there remains a huge disparity in penetration between the well-served developed regions, which are approaching 100 percent, and the billions of people living in rural and even ex-urban areas with limited or no access to broadband internet.
Big Bucks in BUCs—Mobility drives SATCOM terminal design, By Steve Richeson, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Mission Microwave Technologies, LLC
If there is a single theme that has driven growth in the satellite industry over the past several years, it would be mobility.
Executive Spotlight: Christopher Richins, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RBC Signals
Christopher Richins is the co-founder and CEO of RBC Signals, a multi-national company providing flexible global communications services to commercial satellite operators.
Orbcomm AIS = Tracking Assistance—Data assists fisheries’ global footprint, By Asif Rehman, Product Marketing Manager, Orbcomm
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), there are approximately 38 million fisherman or fish farmers in the world, and fishing and aquaculture provide direct and indirect employment to over 500 million people the world over. In fact, fishing is the most widespread means by which humans harvest natural resources.
A Mobile Satellite Users Association Leadership Interview with Dave Kagan, President and COO, Globalstar, By Catherine Melquist, President, MSUA
The Globalstar team is running full throttle and we will launch at least 4 new products by the end of 2018. We have command of our cost structure, we’re focused on our mission and, as you can see from our operating results, we are delivering on our promises.
Innovation: An SSPA Revolution—A Rohde & Schwarz Focus, By Wolfram Titze, Director of Product Management and Business Unit Amplifier Systems, Rohde & Schwarz
Over many decades, satellite technology has provided a reliable and efficient platform for the communication of full motion video (FMV), audio and data. However, more recently, there have been discussions surrounding the impact of IP-based systems and how these new architectures could compete with and ultimately replace satellite communications.
Taming the 5G Beast—A Globecomm Focus, By Sathya Maruthi and John Geasa
There is a hungry beast lurking in the shadows of the mobile telecommunications market — network engineers are starting to realize that the good old ways of taming this beast are losing their power.
Opening The Door For Content—A Speedcast Focus, By David Hochner, Vice President, Media and Broadcast Services, Speedcast
Tchoukball is a niche sport that was created in the 1970s by a Swiss biologist — every year, the Fédération Internationale de Tchoukball, the sport’s highest governing body, helps organize regional and world championship matches; teams from the Ivory Coast to Argentina and China battle it out for the top podium spot.
Career Insight—Selecting the correct recruiting process, By Ian Stammers, Founder and Managing Director, Satellite Talent
For employers looking to outsource their recruiting for the first time, this guide compares the primary types of services — Retained Executive Search, Contingency Search and RPO.
Facing the Future—What’s next for satellite in a 5G and OTT Era, By Hans Massart, Market Director, Broadcast, Kerstin Roost, Strategic Marketing and PR Director, and Semir Hassanaly, Market Director, Mobile Backhaul and Trunking, Newtec
Change is in the air across the world — 5G is set to revolutionize our lives and Over-The-Top (OTT) broadcasting is entering a golden age. With billions of connected devices set to burst onto the scene and into people’s hands, network boundaries will be pushed further than ever before to enable new types of applications and services across almost every industry and market growth is only set to increase.