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The January-February 2016  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by Comtech EF Data  is now available.  Featuring:

Trends to Watch in 2016  by Elisabeth Tweedie

Executive Roundtable on the Aeronautical Satellite Market by Bernardo Schneiderman

Executive Spotlight Interview with ITU Secretary-General Zhao Houlin

The New Digital Ecosystem by Martin Jarrold

Case Study on Broadband Access for Rural Mexico

Show reports on the ITU Telecom World, Budapest, Hungary and InterBEE 2015, Tokyo, Japan

plus Mergers and AcquisitionsMarket Briefs, Executive Moves and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Carlsbad, Calif., February 9, 2016–Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and ViaSat Inc.(NASDAQ: VSAT) today announced an agreement to create a joint venture combining Eutelsat’s current European broadband business with ViaSat’s broadband technologies and consumer Internet Service Provider (ISP) business expertise.

Market Trends

Amman, Jordan, February 9, 2016--A new report from the Arab Advisors Group provides an analysis of the Internet of Things “IoT” services offered by cellular operators in the Arab World. The research revealed that by October 2015, 22 operators in 12 countries offered IoT services. The most common IoT offering is Tracking services, followed by NFC and Surveillance and Security services.  

Paris, France, February 4, 2016 - According to Euroconsult's newly released report, Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity, total revenues from passenger connectivity services are expected to grow from $700 million in 2015 to nearly $5.4 billion by 2025, a 23% CAGR over the 10-year period. "At the end of 2015, 72 airlines had already installed or announced plans to install passenger connectivity systems on board, and the number of connected commercial aircraft had increased by 21% compared to the end of 2014," said Geoffroy Stern, Senior Consultant at Euroconsult and editor of the report.

Executive Moves and Views

New York, NY, February 9, 2016-- The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced that Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast, has been named as its 2016 Teleport Executive of the Year. Mr. Beylier will be honored during WTA’s Teleport Awards for Excellence luncheon on March 8 during SATELLITE 2016. The Teleport Executive of the Year award is presented to an individual for demonstrated entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation in the development or operation of a teleport-based business.

Montreal, Canada, February 3, 2016 – Advantech Wireless, a global leader for High Throughput Satellite (HTS) broadband communications solutions, is pleased to announce that Gregory Litinsky has joined the Company as Regional Vice President for Sales for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

 

Products and Services

Friedrichshafen, Germany, February 1, 2016--Frequentis and ND SatCom announce their cooperation for IP-based ATM-grade voice com­munication over satellite networks. Both companies commit to expanding their partnership to deliver highest voice quality through to dynamic delay compensation. As a result, a high availability solution will serve all future customers in compliance to the standards of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).

Tel Aviv, Israel, February 1, 2016--Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, announced that Space-X has scheduled the launch of the AMOS-6 satellite for May 2016. AMOS-6, to be co-located with AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 at the 4°W prime orbital position, will provide services to Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Its Ka-band beams have been selected by Facebook to be the satellite backbone of its initiative to bring broadband Internet to Sub Sahara Africa with Eutelsat.

Events

Dubai, UAE, February 8, 2016--Influential decision-makers from Dreamworks, Sony Pictures, Netflix, Fox International, NBC Universal, Australia’s FremantleMedia, ITV studios, Talpa, Dailymotion, Qatar’s beIN network, the European Broadcasting Union and a host of other major Hollywood and Bollywood studios, worldwide production houses, IPTV and direct broadcast satellite providers, ad agencies, on-demand and OTT providers, and cloud-based TV network broadcasters will discuss the future of TV viewing across the MENA region at CABSAT 2016.

Singapore, February 4, 2016--Living in an on-demand world, a simple swipe of one’s mobile phone or a few clicks of the mouse can now bring consumers a plethora of content and applications. Direct to Home (DTH), IPTV and Over-the-Top (OTT) services are projected to grow in the next five years on the back of government support in infrastructure development including fibre roll-outs fueled by increased consumer demand across the Asia Pacific. The region is expected to become the world’s second largest for OTT SVOD services by 2018.