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Archive: January 2013 (X)

  • In December 2012, SkyBitz announced the Falcon Series GXT100, a new global positioning satellite (GPS) asset tracking solution for 3G/4G cellular networks with seamless North American coverage. With this launch, SkyBitz indicated that it is able to provide additional cost-effective solutions for complete asset visibility to its customers.

    The announcement is noteworthy for two reasons:

    First, SkyBitz participates in the largest market vertical in the SCADA/M2M market (the North American…
  • Narrowband VSAT a Classic Hit

    Jan 7th, 2013 by Jose Del Rosario   More from this Analyst | Profile

    The satellite industry these days almost exclusively focuses on big-pipe broadband VSAT services for high value segments like maritime, oil & gas, consumer broadband, and government-backed rural connectivity and school networks. Yet, the December 2012 announcement that Hughes India will connect 27,000 ATMs with what is essentially a narrowband VSAT network is much like hearing a great old but nearly forgotten classic hit on the radio.

    Even if the total network is allocated a few Mbps of…