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Archive: April 2013 (X)
As O3b’s first set of satellites arrives in French Guiana, there exists a small, but high-end market segment awaiting the arrival of ‘fiber speeds with satellite coverage.’ This segment (Exploration & Production, and Mining operations) is where O3b’s larger ground infrastructure requirements will find themselves deployed across the energy markets- the highest end of an already high-end market. However, actual fiber deployments are likely on the roadmap and will affect O3b’s build out…
Apr 24th, 2013 by NSR
The GEO satcom community is currently enjoying a considerably widening array of technological choices (and less enjoyable longer trade-off analyses). NSR believes those new technologies will accelerate the split of the satellites in two categories: one driven primarily by payload maximization and the other driven primarily by savings.
For the 3rd edition of NSR’s upcoming report on Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Services, NSR will release a propulsion-type forecast as well as a…
Annual conferences that are key to the TV and broadcast industries saw UltraHD as the “talk of the shows” and the stage by which to unveil key developments. A number of announcements were made, but the most important in NSR’s view in terms of impact for the satellite industry are the following:NAB in Las Vegas and MIPTV in Cannes saw Sony unveil a new range of UltraHD TV sets, which brings the cost down to relatively affordable levels. The XBR-55X90A (55-inch) and the XBR-65X900A…