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  • Buying Low in Energy Satcom

    Mar 25th, 2015 by Brad Grady   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Not since the 2010 merger of Harris-CapRock-Schlumberger GCS has there been change amongst the larger Energy market service providers.  However, over the past two weeks Panasonic Avionics Corp. acquired ITC Global, and SpeedCast acquired Hermes Datacomms and Geolink Satellite Services. Meanwhile, Airbus Defense & Space’s commercial SATCOM service division (Vizada), which has a strong presence in the Offshore Support Vessel market, remains for sale.  Although it is hard to put a…

  • New Pockets of Cash

    LEO satellites have seen at least four separate ventures announced, and surely many more filings made, over the past two years. In an industry that is always at the “cusp” of something and perpetually ripe for a “paradigm shift” NSR has adopted a cautiously optimistic stand to LEO constellations. This time around, the entry of Elon Musk and Richard Branson as heavyweights contending each other for a piece of the global broadband pie, has prompted a new wave of…

  • Every homeowner will eventually reach a point where they will ask themselves, “If I was to remodel my kitchen, would I Do-it-Myself or get a Kitchen-as-a-Service?”  With a Swedish kitchen remodel offering organized bliss and respectable prices… the extra labor often gets lost amongst the endless supply of nuts, bolts and Allen wrenches.  Left to wonder how an entire kitchen will fit into a hatch-back, another big-box store promises to not only deliver… but design, install, and…