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Archive: March 2014 (X)

  • With the reality of land mobile military demand decreasing due mainly to budget concerns as well as the effects of the Afghanistan drawdown, some recent deals may signal that civil government uptake could present tangible opportunities, thus softening the blow from milsatcom decline in most markets in the short/medium term.

    The string of notable deals includes:

    An 11 March 2014 deal between Inmarsat and Hughes Network Systems to manufacture a new Low Profile BGAN terminal, which will…
  • With news broadcasts splitting their time between the two major breaking news events – the situation in Crimea, and the search for flight MH370, the business of moving news reporting from one corner of the globe to another is in full swing.  Leveraging a combination of satellite and terrestrial assets, news networks continue to dig-deep into their portfolio of communications options.  Amongst those options are their pre-existing full time leases of satellite capacity, or contribution…

  • Within its recently released Broadband Satellite Markets 12th Edition study, NSR undertook an assessment of key global trends in the interrelated satellite backhaul and trunking markets.  For the arguably more important backhaul segment, NSR forecasts a better than 50% increase in the global installed base of backhaul sites between 2012 and 2022. Much of this will be driven by the dual trends towards picocell/smallcell backhaul and HTS/MEO-HTS provisioned backhaul services.

    NSR…