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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
OTT to surge beyond $10 billion in APAC by 2020

OTT to surge beyond $10 billion in APAC by 2020

Revenues for online TV and video delivered over fixed broadband networks in the Asia-Pacific region are forecast to exceed $10.1 billion in 2020, an increase of nearly 280% from the $2.68 billion recorded for the region in 2013. The biggest dollar growth will come from advertising, a new report from U.K. researcher Digital TV Research […]

July 31, 2014 | By More
The Motivations Behind Google´s Satellite Program

The Motivations Behind Google´s Satellite Program

Google´s low earth orbit high throughput (LEO-HTS) satellite program has undoubtedly become the most discussed topic in the satellite industry and with reason: Google is no longer considered a leading Internet player but essentially an ecosystem disruptor. For the often over-conservative satellite industry, used to the “linear” thinking of the transport business, it could be […]

June 18, 2014 | By More
Key Takeaways from VSAT Latin America 2014

Key Takeaways from VSAT Latin America 2014

I had the opportunity to participate in the second VSAT Latin America event in Sao Paulo, Brazil so I thought it would be a good idea to share my takeaways from the event. VSAT Latin America 2014 was organized by Informa Telecoms with the collaboration of Comsys and GVF and sponsored by leading satellite operators […]

May 15, 2014 | By More
Key Trends Shaping HTS Platforms in Latin America

Key Trends Shaping HTS Platforms in Latin America

Latin America is at the early stages of what is poised to become a very dynamic and competitive high throughput satellite (HTS) marketplace. Key trends shaping HTS uses in Latin America include: Residential Broadband:  The number onepriority in this segment is achieving the lowest possible operational cost per bit on the satellite. This usually pushesHTS […]

March 7, 2014 | By More
The Emergence of HTS Platforms in Latin America

The Emergence of HTS Platforms in Latin America

Latin America is at the early stages of what is poised to become a very dynamic and competitive high throughput satellite (HTS) marketplace. On the demand side, bandwidth-hungry applications like residential broadband, 3G/4G data backhaul/offload and mobility (maritime /aereo) have long been awaiting the emergence of lower-cost platforms to enable them. Meanwhile, an increasing number […]

March 7, 2014 | By More