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Archive: January 2014 (X)

  • With the one-two punch of the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics in Sochi just around the corner, 2014 continues to shape up to be an upswing year for the contribution and occasional use (OU) satellite TV markets.  From the ongoing evolution of UltraHD 4K content, the OU market is undergoing a steady technological shift – from linear content capture to file-based workflows, from traditional H.264 to H.265/HVEC, from C-band to FSS Ka-band and GEO-HTS, and from primarily satellite-based to…

  • One of the most highly anticipated events for 2014 is the full withdrawal of U.S. and allied troops from Afghanistan. The drawdown that began in 2011 has led to diminishing growth in the global land mobile satcom market given the lower number of troops, vehicles and other assets that needed to be supported by a variety of satellite-based solutions.  With the impending or planned full pull-out of U.S. and allied troops, the natural inclination is to regard key programs and solutions such…

  • With many new HTS systems launching within the next 12 – 24 months, it is easy for classical FSS C-band capacity to get lost in the mix.  Yet, as NSR project’s in its Maritime Satellite Markets report, FSS C-band is not going anywhere – adding another 55 TPEs of capacity over the next ten years.

    Maritime service providers continue to expand their FSS C-band capacity, as more end-users continue to increase their bandwidth demands.  Even KVH recently announced a doubling of the capacity…