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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

Cape Canaveral, Fla., Oct. 29, 2014 – The eight Boeing [NYSE: BA] Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF has signaled controllers it is functioning properly after launching today, marking another step in the modernization of the satellite constellation that’s relied on by millions of people worldwide.  

Market Trends

Singapore, October 30, 2014-- People will watch TV and video content on more and more devices as TV everywhere takes off. For the 51 countries covered in Digital TV Research’s Multiscreen TV & Video Forecasts report, the gross number of viewers will climb from 5.60 billion in 2010 to 11.32 billion by 2020. 

New York City, October 29, 2014 – A new report from Euroconsult, the Paris-based technology consultancy, shows just how much African nations rely on C-Band satellite services for television, Internet access, banking, energy production, civil aviation and government operations, and demonstrated the potential damage to economies and civil society of attempts by the mobile and wireless industry to gain access to C-Band spectrum. 

Executive Moves and Views

Busan, South Korea, October 23, 2014–ITU’s 19th Plenipotentiary Conference roundly endorsed Houlin Zhao of China as its next Secretary-General. Zhao will take office on 1 January 2015 for a term of four years, with the possibility of re-election for one additional four-year term. The election took place in Busan, Republic of Korea, during the Plenary session of the PP-14 conference this morning. Zhao won the position with 152 votes, from 156 ballot papers deposited. He contested the position unopposed. 

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.



Cranberry Township, PA, October 29, 2014- SATCOM Digital Networks, LLC and HISPAMAR, the Brazilian affiliate of the HISPASAT Group, have reached an agreement for satellite capacity on the Amazonas 2 spacecraft located in the 61º west orbital position. The new multi-year agreement allows SATCOM to expand its Digistar VSAT platform which delivers voice and data services to the gas fields in the Northeastern US, as well as new markets in the Gulf Coast and other growing areas of exploration.

The new contract will provide SATCOM with a multi transponder access plan for extended capacity and flexibility for its industry-leading VSAT platform.


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 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.