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  • In the space industry, there exists an inclination to recycle castoff ideas, apply new technology and concepts of operations (CONOPS), and seek a profitable venture. After LEO mega constellations and reusable launch vehicles have found a second and third life, satellite servicing may be next thanks to new commercial efforts. In today’s environment of tight government budgets and heightened pressure on commercial operators to maintain bottom line amidst falling capacity prices, the…

  • UltraHD has been trumpeted by many as the future of television, with consumer interest starting to pick up speed and penetration of UltraHD compatible TV sets increasing in leaps and bounds. Jumping on the UltraHD bandwagon in many cases is necessary to stay one step ahead of the competition, most notably OTT products and services. However, there there has been significantly less discussion on the upcoming revenue impact on UltraHD broadcast – despite this discussion being critical to…

  • FSS Aero Satcom Not Dead Yet

    May 17th, 2016 by Claude Rousseau   More from this Analyst | Profile

    In the last few months alone, aeronautical in-flight connectivity (IFC) service providers have made numerous new deals with satellite operators for FSS and HTS capacity.  Indeed, the latest announcement came from GoGo with SKY Perfect JSAT to expand FSS Ku-band services over Japan and the Pacific.  As noted in NSR’s Aeronautical Satcom Markets, 4th Edition report, what the flurry of mostly HTS capacity deals also underlines is a trend of continued demand for a mix of both FSS and…