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The November 2015  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by ABS is now available.  Featuring:

Mobility Driving Satellite Ground Systems Market  by Dan Freyer

Here Come the New LEO Constellations   by Elisabeth Tweedie

Executive Roundtable on the Maritime Antenna Market by Bernardo Schneiderman

Oil and Gas Cybersecurity by Martin Jarrold

 Product Spotlight on Hunter's Canada/US Ku-Beam

plus Mergers and AcquisitionsMarket Briefs, Executive Moves and Product and Services MarketPlace Guide to SATCON and Africacom 2015  and Satellite Markets and Research 25TM Stock Index  and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Tempe, Ariz., November 23, 2015--Comtech Telecommunications and TeleCommunication Systems announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which Comtech will purchase TCS in a cash transaction.

Market Trends

Dallas, Tx., November 24, 2015--Parks Associates today announced results for its landmark consumer research project Connected Consumer in Europe, which surveyed broadband households in the U.K., Germany, Spain, and France to track adoption and future purchase plans of IoT, smart home, and connected entertainment solutions. The project found that approximately 9% of these Western European broadband households own at least one smart home device and 57% own at least one Internet-connected CE device.

Cambridge, MA – November 23, 2015 NSR's Land-Mobile & SNG via Satellite, 3rd Edition (LMvS3) report forecasts commercial land-based satcom nearly doubling to reach $2.2 billion by the end of 2024.  Central to this growth projection are trends in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) connectivity, new form factors and HTS capacity significantly reducing bandwidth cost.  And for all markets, MSS players stand to support the lion’s share of market opportunity.

Executive Moves and Views

McLean, VA, November 4, 2015--Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), the world’s leading provider of satellite services, today announced that Brian Jakins has been named as the company’s Regional Vice President of Sales in Africa, effective immediately.  Mr. Jakins will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa and report to Jean-Philippe Gillet, Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa.  


Products and Services

Hertfordshire, UK, November 26, 2015 – SkyVision Global Networks Ltd., a leading global satellite communications service provider, today announced a partnership with ABS, one of the fastest growing global satellite operators in the world, to launch two new video platforms on ABS-3A.  This will provide quality DVB-S and DVB-S2 content, including HD, via satellite across Sub-Saharan Africa, including French speaking Africa and South Africa.

Profiles of products and services showcased at SATCON 2015 in New York City and Africacom 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. To view the profiles click here. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the profiles.




Cape Town, South Africa,  November 6, 2015-AfricaCom’s innovative Ericsson AHUB is the premium space for investors to meaningfully connect with the wealth of entrepreneurial excellence in Africa’s innovative technology sector.

Madrid, Spain, November 2, 2015–At a press conference held this morning in Madrid, the finalists of the HISPASAT 4K International Film Festival were announced. The festival is one of the first film competitions in the world to exclusively feature short films shot and post-produced in 4K. The thirteen finalists are: