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Is FSS Falling Short?

Is FSS Falling Short?

Last week, the communications sector converged on Singapore for the annual CommunicAsia conference, which was preceded by CASBAA, the association for digital multichannel television, content, platforms, advertising and video delivery across Asia. This year I was asked to provide the keynote address at the conference. It is an opportunity to call attention to the great innovations […]

June 9, 2015 | 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
What to Look for at Satellite 2014: The Debate about HTS Business Models

What to Look for at Satellite 2014: The Debate about HTS Business Models

High Throughput Satellites (HTS) is undoubtedly one of the industry’s hottest topics, no longer confined to a few geographies. As HTS “globalizes,” new questions arise such as how platforms will tend to evolve worldwide; what challenges and opportunities are expected from the emergence of empowering service architectures; and the business models and technologies behind them. With […]

February 24, 2014 | By More
Intelsat EpicNG – A High Throughput Satellite Teach-In

Intelsat EpicNG – A High Throughput Satellite Teach-In

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of joining my colleague, Intelsat EVP and CTO Thierry Guillemin, in conducting a “teach-in” about high throughput satellite (HTS) technology at SATELLITE 2013 in Washington, D.C. In the session, we discussed the many technical and commercial considerations involved in choosing any HTS design, and how the choice of […]

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Satellite Backhaul Moves to 3G

Satellite Backhaul Moves to 3G

The year 2012 and through the second quarter of 2013 saw 3G installations outpace the installed base of 2G and 2.5G wireless backhaul via satellite equipment.  The move was led by Mobility Platforms where commercial airlines, passenger vessels and cruise ships deployed such services to support the needs of high-paying customers. Over 13,000 units are […]

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Intelsat EpicNG – Platform Characteristics

Intelsat EpicNG – Platform Characteristics

Global broadband requirements are expected to keep accelerating at a rapid pace. This increase is being driven by the globalization of business, the penetration of wireless communications and the need to be connected at all times. Broadband demand is also going up due to bandwidth-hungry mobility applications and the growing convergence of data and video. This […]

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