Archive for September, 2014

Hybrid Broadband Services: HTS + 3G & 4G = Sustainability?

Hybrid Broadband Services: HTS + 3G & 4G = Sustainability?

“Caesar caesaris, deus dei” When it comes to broadband services, mobile network operators (MNOs) have an indisputable dominance over the market. When addressing MNOs, the new HTS players seem to exclusively focus on backhaul solutions. It seems that a deeper collaboration with MNOs is avoided, as if it could result in the reassessment by the […]

September 29, 2014 | By More
Ring Computing: Challenges & Advantages

Ring Computing: Challenges & Advantages

As discussed in a previous article; Ring Computing will be an independent Extra Terrestrial Network, born to communicate. Although it is just a concept at this point, sooner or later this will become inevitable. It will not be a just another innovation in Satcom advancement but will serve the purpose of a stable backup network […]

September 19, 2014 | By More
A War of HTS Ecosystems on the Horizon?

A War of HTS Ecosystems on the Horizon?

For a long time, the satellite communication (satcom) industry has enjoyed a rather stable distribution structure, with clear demarcation points among key stakeholders in the value chain. Recent trends, however seem to point to a different future environment. As differentiated high-throughput satellite (HTS) platforms become pervasive across all regions, focus will shift from spectral efficiency […]

September 17, 2014 | By More
Future of Satellite Communication

Future of Satellite Communication

Soon there will be mining expeditions on Mars and the Periodic Table may expand to add newly discovered elements. Human presence on the Red Planet may not be ruled out yet but initially remotely controlled robots will perform the tasks. Billions of dollars investments from Multinational mining, power and fuel companies will make this venture […]

September 9, 2014 | By More
They´re Heeeere! Are Constellations a Ghost from the Past?

They´re Heeeere! Are Constellations a Ghost from the Past?

The flurry of announcements and many projects under the radar to build and launch communications satellite constellations is hitting a fever pitch.  This level of activity is unseen since the heydays of the late 1990s when dozens of projects with prefixes such as Sky-, Tele-, Astro-, or Star- were announced.  Today, most of them are […]

September 9, 2014 | By More
South Korea’s IPTV market is booming; tops 10 million subs

South Korea’s IPTV market is booming; tops 10 million subs

New figures released with week by the Korea Digital Media Industry Association say that IPTV numbers now top 10 million in South Korea. KT Corp. remains the largest of the country’s three IPTV providers with 5.48 million subscribers, SK Broadband has 2.5 million and LG Uplus clocked in at 2.02 million. IPTV services launched in […]

September 2, 2014 | By More