Tag: framework

VSAT 2.0: The Next Wave of Innovation

VSAT 2.0: The Next Wave of Innovation

The satellite industry has a long and fruitful innovation record, mainly focused on one particular aspect: Maximize use of the scarce satellite spectrum resource. The high cost of satellite spectrum -relative to terrestrial bandwidth – has undoubtedly modulated the evolution of VSAT systems for the past 30 years, with developments accentuated after the introduction of […]

February 12, 2016 | By More
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 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
Defining High Throughput Satellites (HTS)

Defining High Throughput Satellites (HTS)

Intelsat held a press event at the Satellite 2013 conference on the topic of high throughput satellite (HTS) development. HTS has the potential to transform the role of satellite communications in both commercial and government networks. As such, we wanted to share what we see as the core elements that make up HTS and the […]

May 3, 2013 | By | 2,340 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 […]

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