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Latest Developments / Analysis

The October 2014  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by ABS  is now available.  Featuring:

Change and Challenges Ahead in the  Satellite Industry by  Elisabeth Tweedie

 Satellite Communications Networks and Cyber-Security by Martin Jarrold

Case Study on Globalstar's SPOT Lifesaving Rescues by Virgil Labrador

VSAT 2014 Conference Report  

plus Product and Services MarketPlace Guide to MILCOM 2014, News Analysis, Market Briefs, Executive Moves, Vital Statistics and Satellite Markets and Research 25TM Stock Index  and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Baikonour, Kazakhstan, October 21, 2014--the Russian communications and broadcasting satellite Express-AM6 was launched into orbit today by a  Proton-M rocket booster  from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 19.09 (Moscow time). The new Express-AM6 heavy-class space vehicle will be deployed into geostationary orbit at 53 ° East, from where it will provide coverage of European Russia, the Urals and Western Siberia as well as the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

Market Trends

Sao Paolo, Brazil, Oct. 22, 2014--The Latin American pay TV services market is expected to continue its growth trajectory due to the rise in postpaid subscriptions for direct-to-home (DTH) TV. The demand for value-added services such as high-definition (HD) and video on demand (VOD) is further spurring market development. Innovative commercialization models including prepaid plans and multiple-play bundles add to market revenues, according to a new report by Frost and Sullivan.

Wilmington, DE, October 22, 2014--NSR's Satellite-Based Earth Observation (EO), 6th Edition report, released today, projects that data, value-added services and Information Products from satellite-based Earth Observation will grow to US$ 5.1 billion by 2023, up from US$ 2.1 billion in 2013. The market will shift gears in the wake of new very high resolution data available and increased demand from commercial and enterprise customers.

Executive Moves and Views

Stafford, Va., October 21, 2014 –TrustComm Inc.,the small-business provider of assured satellite communications solutions to government and commercial organizations, today announced it has expanded its global sales organization with the addition of two highly experienced industry professionals – Michael Abad-Santos and Joe Apa.

Products and Services

Profiles of products and services showcased at MILCOM 2014 in Baltimore, MD. To view the profiles click here. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the profiles.

 

 

Madrid, Spain, October 20,  2014--The Spanish satellite telecommunications operator HISPASAT and Intelsat has expanded their collaboration with respect to capabilities at the 55.5ºW orbital position. The agreement, which has allowed both companies to enhance their position in Latin America, has been consolidated for the long term so that the two operators can grow at this orbit position and offer new services, especially DTH services.

Events

October 21, 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands–Ultrafast broadband, that can enable the Internet of Everything, which includes 4K-video and cloud-based applications, is a growing presence as a proportion of total world fixed broadband subscriptions, which reached a record 700.19 million this week. But now the big challenge for the emerging ultrafast technologies such as G.fast is interoperability and today at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, the Broadband Forum is hosting the most advanced showcase of interoperable equipment and solutions ever staged, on its Interoperability Pavilion.

Geneva,Switzerland, October 1,  2014ITU Telecom World 2014 is set to take place in Doha, Qatar, 7-10 December 2014.  ITU Telecom World 2014 begins with an exclusive one-day Leadership Summit on the Future for leaders from governments, regulatory bodies and across the ICT industry. Led by renowned futurists, the Summit will feature a highly interactive programme with powerful keynotes and product demos, highlighting future technologies including advanced robotics. The Summit will equip decision-makers with a clear understanding of ICT sector developments to guide future policies and strategies.