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Archive: May 2014 (X)

  • Traffic offload is a central theme among mobile operators as they seek to relieve spectrum congestion and maximize revenue potential, and here, satellite operators appear poised to play an increasing role in this important market.  Indeed, one of the benefits of the proposed AT&T acquisition of DirecTV is that the latter can to be used as a video offload mechanism in managing traffic on heavily burdened terrestrial wireless networks. A TMCnet article stated that “AT&T, after a DirecTV…

  • The widespread introduction of Shale-gas has had profound impacts across the energy industry – from the increased need for communications into remote areas, to historically low natural gas prices across North America.  However, renewable sources such as Wind or Solar continue to increase their share of the generation portfolio – and the “Smart Grid” continues to hold promise looking towards 2023.  Although some of the interest might have dropped off in the near term in expanding…