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Archive: May 2015 (X)

  • NSR previously noted that the DTH market is undergoing a great divergence. Whilst in developed regions, UltraHD is poised be the next big revenue driver, the fastest-growing developing markets tell a very different story.

    Sharp has now released 4K TV sets for under $600, and with all the continued talk about UltraHD, one would be excused from thinking that the transition to HD broadcasting is nearing its end, making way for the future of UltraHD broadcasting globally. However, NSR’s most…

  • A few months ago, both Boeing and Airbus indicated they raised their forecast for new aircraft deliveries in large part due to Asian orders.  It is no secret the region is set to become the biggest market for commercial passenger aircraft as GDP rises. The recent Panasonic deal to equip Xiamen Airlines for its new fleet of Boeing B787s with connectivity may give a hint as to what lies ahead for IFC in Asia: more in-flight connectivity demand for wide-body airframes.

    According to the…

  • There is no questioning the rise of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) worldwide, and their recent use in Nepal after the recent earthquake is another sign of the UAS surge.  A widely untapped aspect of UAS, civilian government applications such as homeland security, border protection, scientific experimentation, environmental monitoring, and peace-keeping missions (to name a few) are being increasingly performed on are highly capable platforms like the Predator, Global Hawk, and Heron.…