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Archive: March 2017 (X)

  • The debate over best orbit and capacity (frequency) type to provide services is ever present in the land-mobile satcom market.  This is especially so since FSS Ku-band operators made inroads in the last decade with higher VSAT speeds against MSS narrowband.  Even before that, competition between so called Big LEO and GEO services in L-band was and still is fierce.  But will this conversation further split the market and affect possible synergies between the players in GEO and new…

  • Video broadcast for both DTH and Video Distribution has historically been the mainstay of FSS demand, with long term contracts and stable capacity demand growth ever continuing. However, with significant changes in consumer entertainment markets over the last number of years, including OTT and expanding terrestrial Internet speeds, what will be the impact to the satellite leasing markets for video?

    NSR’s recently released Linear TV via Satellite, 9th Edition report found that an…

  • A week before the Satellite 2017 show, the world was sold the idea of the utopian dream of unprecedented global connectivity; however, there were other announcements signaling a shift in the way business will be done going forward. The introduction of the KALO service by Intelsat and Kymeta is an example, as it signals the satellite industry’s shift from a ‘Infrastructure-as-a-Service’ model. Partnerships of this kind are a sign of shifting sands in satcom, as the industry slowly, but…