June 2015 Edition
APAC + Australasia
The Demand For Mobility SATCOM In APAC, By Chen Xun, Executive Vice President, APT Satellite Company, Ltd.
The ongoing demand for broadband connectivity stretches from land to every corner of the Earth. There is no doubt that satellite communication will play a significant role in providing services to regions where terrestrial technology can’t reach—especially for mobility applications, such as in-flight entertainment (IFE) and maritime connectivity.
A Pioneering, Australian Satellite Builder, An Interview with Stuart McAndrew by Senior Contributor Jos Heyman
Some years ago, I made an argument for affordable nanosats, which are also referred to as CubeSats.
And Speaking Of The SSPI... Is Satellite Winning The Talent War?, By Robert Bell, Executive Director, Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)
"The global war for talent” is how, in 1997, McKinsey & Company described the emerging competition among companies for a resource vital to their success—but one that always seems in short supply. The consulting company predicted that the ability to identify, recruit and retain the best and brightest would become a major competitive advantage in a
Property Interests In Space: Recent U.S. Policy Developments, By Elizabeth H. Evans, Partner, Dentons
Who owns space? All of us? None of us? These questions are becoming increasingly relevant.
Why, After Ten Years, HTS Remains More Relevant Than Ever Before..., By Nile Suwansiri, Chief Marketing Officer, Thaicom
Due to the emergence of High Throughput Satellites (HTS), the satellite market has significantly changed. Ten years on and HTS have proven their worth—they are here to stay—however, have the systems reached their full potential, or is there yet more to come?
Smaller + More Powerful SATCOMs? It’s Possible... With GaN, By Garth Niethe, Technical Design Lead, Ka-Band SATCOM Products, EM Solutions
Gallium Nitride (GaN) FETs boast significant benefits over their Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) based counterparts. Higher efficiency, wider bandwidth, improved reliability and higher output powers are just some of their features. Their higher output impedance also means that it is easier to achieve broader bandwidths.
Claiming 4G Market Share In Untapped Areas, By Doreet Oren, Director, Product Marketing, Gilat Satellite Networks
When Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) dream of expanding their network into untapped regions, a primary consideration is how to handle the exponential growth of data traffic. Deploying a high-capacity 4G network is inseparable from the challenge of handling massive quantities of data in a rapidly expanding network.
Innovative Antenna Alignment On Vessels, By Alvaro Sanchez, Sales and Marketing Director, Integrasys
Over the last several years, the maritime sector of the maritime industry has gown significantly grown, forced to do so thanks to by a significant increase in bandwidth due to increasing global coverage demand.
The Chinese Space Effort—An Overview, By Jos Heyman, Senior Contributor
Commencing with its first satellite, DFH-1, which was placed in orbit on April 24, 1970, China has placed 222 satellites into orbit for a variety of purposes as shown in the following table.
Executive Spotlight: Jeff Sare, Vice President, Airline Market Development, Inmarsat
Jeff Sare joined Inmarsat in 2014, bringing his experience in In Flight Entertainment (IFE) and electronics in the aviation sector to Inmarsat.
A Business Uplink: STN—Always Taking A Step Further, By Andrej Lovsin, Chief Executive Officer, Satellite Telecommunications Network (STN)
Last year, STN had the pleasure to host Satnews Publisher’s CEO, Silvano Payne, and toured him around this teleport facility, while explaining our amazing growth since the facility’s foundation in 2004.
Ka-Band Capacity Planning, By Russ Palmer, Business Manager, SATCOM Planning and Management Systems, SED Systems, a division of Calian Ltd.
The Japanese Space Policy: A European Perspective, By Veronica La Regina
On Friday, January 9, 2015, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s administration approved the new Japanese Space Policy, a
Overcoming SATCOM Disruption, From RF Interference To Rain Fade, By Yen-Wu Chen, Vice President, Asian Operations, Kratos ISI
Those attending CommunicAsia will undoubtedly hear that the Asian satellite communications market continues to grow and its near-term future looks bright.