Tag: wireless

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
Ralf Kierspel – Senior Manager, SES Broadband Services

Ralf Kierspel – Senior Manager, SES Broadband Services

SES Broadband Services (SBBS) deploys its ‘Astra Connect for communities’ satellite broadband service to 15 German villages located in several regions of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (North East Germany) and villages in the South West of Germany. We spoke to Ralf Kierspel, Senior Manager of SBBS to find out more about these exciting projects.   Roost: Why was Germany […]

February 21, 2014 | By More
Backhaul Offload & Overflow – Birth of a Satcom Killer App

Backhaul Offload & Overflow – Birth of a Satcom Killer App

The satellite industry is known for its flexibility and adaptability; reason why satcom is often used in different ways for filling in gaps left by lack of readily available terrestrial alternatives. Yet, there are also times when market disruptions coupled with creative technology foster uses with wide appeal and impact on the larger telecom space. […]

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The Spectrum Handbook

The Spectrum Handbook

The Spectrum Handbook 2013 is now available and downloadable from this post. As a primer and a reference manual on wireless spectrum issues, the Spectrum Handbook has three objectives: To serve as a primer for explaining the complex issues around the use of electromagnetic spectrum; To analyze, from both an economic and a legal perspective, the regulatory […]

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Are Government C-band Satellite Communications at Risk?

Are Government C-band Satellite Communications at Risk?

C-band was the first frequency band allocated for commercial communications satellites with the advent of satellite technology in the 1960s. Even though C-band frequencies were then also used for line-of-sight microwave transmissions on Earth, the C-band could be assigned for use by communications satellites as well since terrestrial fixed point-to-point transmissions could share spectrum with fixed satellite services (“FSS”) […]

July 19, 2013 | By More
O3b and HTS: Dawn of a New Era in Wireless Backhaul via Satellite

O3b and HTS: Dawn of a New Era in Wireless Backhaul via Satellite

NSR’s Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 7th Edition report finds the industry at the cusp of an evolutionary step. The launch of O3b and global HTS program deployments are leading the industry to dramatic and long term change with a strong potential for industry revenue to hit $2.9 billion by 2022, growing more than three-fold from […]

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