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FCC OKs new net neutrality rules; send lawyers, guns and money…

FCC OKs new net neutrality rules; send lawyers, guns and money…

The new rules the FCC passed today that will allow it to regulate broadband as a utility are – in the eyes of some – a victory for net neutrality and a “free Internet.” For others, the new rules are a misguided anathema that will bring broadband, especially fiber, expansion to a halt. The only […]

March 2, 2015 | By More
Can OTT play with Pay-TV? Absolutely

Can OTT play with Pay-TV? Absolutely

Subscription Video on Demand and transactional VoD have gained significant traction with consumers eager to access online content and take advantage of Internet TV opportunities, but not all service providers believe the mix of new and old television can co-exist without some pain and suffering. Virtually every digital video industry conference this past year had […]

December 26, 2014 | By More
The Year in HTS: Market Debates and Program Debuts

The Year in HTS: Market Debates and Program Debuts

As we begin looking ahead to 2015, I cannot help but first look back at the major progress that has been made on the High Throughput Satellite (HTS) front during 2014. These past 12 months have been particularly enlightening for me, as I’ve had the opportunity to engage in some thorough and thought-provoking dialogue with […]

December 5, 2014 | By More
For LatAm Operators, OTT is an Opportunity… and a Threat

For LatAm Operators, OTT is an Opportunity… and a Threat

Latin American pay-TV operators have a growing opportunity to offer video-on-demand or subscription video-on-demand services to compete with – or be complementary to – Netflix in their local markets. And, with more players coming in, local operators maintain a competitive advantage… if they act to protect it with new services – like TV Everywhere and […]

November 17, 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
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