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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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Next Generation Systems Will Redefine Spectrum Band Debate

Next Generation Systems Will Redefine Spectrum Band Debate

A recent article in C4ISR Journal is complete in that it highlights both the pros and cons associated with the L-, Ku- and Ka frequency bands commonly used in satellite communications.  The article includes the observation that Ka-band for the military market won’t be “supplanting Ku any time soon. The Ka geographic coverage will be […]

October 2, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
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 […]

May 31, 2013 | By | 807 Replies More
An initiative of EPIC proportions?

An initiative of EPIC proportions?

There has been so much talk about Intelsat´s “EPIC” High Throughput Satellite (HTS) initiative. Discussions tend to focus on how EPIC differs from vertically-integrated HTS offerings, coverage-power tradeoffs and whether the initiative equips Intelsat with a growth story for its planned IPO. The fact that world´s largest satellite operator is finally jumping on the HTS […]

February 12, 2013 | By | 2,912 Replies More