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Archive: December 2013 (X)

  • In the wake of Inmarsat’s successful launch of its first Global Xpress satellite on December 8th, it has now announced the acquisition of maritime service provider Globe Wireless.  Expanding upon the 2011 acquisition of ShipEquip, Globe Wireless will help Inmarsat continue to ramp-up the installation of XpressLink terminals on vessels, and enable value-added resellers to quickly and easily expand into offering Global Xpress-based products and services.  Leveraging the existing network…

  • Concern has been raised throughout the satellite industry that the vast amount of new HTS supply coming to market, forecasted by NSR to increase by 1.5 Tbps by 2022, will swamp existing C- and Ku-band transponder demand leading to a global drop in C/Ku pricing and negatively impacting revenues for legacy FSS services.

    NSR does not deny, and in fact readily concurs, that some existing C- and Ku-band transponder demand for applications like backhaul, trunking and VSAT networking will…