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Latest Developments / Analysis

The July-August 2014  issue focusing on 4K TV of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by  Hispamar is now available.  Featuring:

4K TV is Here! by Jorge Rodriguez, Aurora Mourelle and Inés Sanz

Technical Tutorial on Earth Station Design Philosophy by Bruce Elbert

Finding and Fixing Application Peformance Problems by DC Palter

What Will Satellite Services Businesses Look Like Tomorrow? by Robert Bell

plus Case Study on Providing Cellular Services to Remote Communities,  Show Reports on the Space Symposium and CommunicAsia 2014News 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

Video Interviews with Key Executives from CommunicAsia and the CASBAA Satellite Summit 2014 in Singapore

View videos with key industry executives from CommunicAsia  and the CASBAA Satellite Summit 2014 in Singapore including: Terry Bleakley, SVP-Asia Pacific, Intelsat ; Markus Fritz, Director of Commercial Development and Strategy, Eutelsat; Eyal Copitt, SVP for Asia and Africa, Amos Spacecom;  Sandeep Kumar, Head of Satellite Sales. Telstra Global; Todd McDonell, VP-Goverment Solutions, Inmarsat; and Yvon Henri, Head Satellite Services Department, ITU.

 

Scottsdale, Ariz., August 20, 2014--The 2nd quarter 2014 showed about a 5% growth in set-top box revenues from a key set of major OEMs according to ABI Research. Most manufacturers saw similar sales, with ARRIS a clear winner, growing about 60% year-over-year to US$ 711 million (pro-forma based on the combined ARRIS-Motorola from the start of 2013). Cisco, however, was a clear loser, falling 30% to US$ 332 million, while Humax saw substantial revenue growth of 30%.

Market Trends

London, UK, August 21, 2014--Point Topic has published 40 brand new reports looking at the state of fixed broadband on a country-by-country basis.  The reports focus on the number of subscribers, year-on-year growth, population penetration and ISP market shares within each country.

Amman, Jordan, August 20, 2014-- In a new research report, the Arab Advisors Group analyzed the cellular landscape of ten Sub-Saharan African markets. The research report focuses on the cellular markets of Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The cellular adoption in the aforementioned markets grew at an outstanding CAGR of 21% between 2009 and 2013. The Arab Advisors Group projects the upcoming growth in cellular adoption to continue to grow at a CAGR of 9% between 2014 and 2018.

Executive Moves and Views

Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2014--Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications today announced the appointment of Mark Courtney as General Counsel. Courtney leads the Legal Affairs Department where he is responsible for providing counsel on corporate strategy, key contract negotiation, regulatory affairs, policies and procedures as well as legal strategy and compliance. He reports to Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya and will serve as a member of the Company’s Leadership Team.

Products and Services

Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, August 20, 2014--Airbus Defence and Space is expanding its Terralink satellite connectivity service portfolio with the introduction of new services for enterprise users based on the next generation Newtec Dialog® satellite communications platform. Airbus Defence and Space are the first to use the eagerly awaited Newtec platform launched earlier this year.

Houston, Tex., August 19, 2014–ITC Global, a leading provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments, announced today that it has been awarded a three year contract from Harkand, a global provider of offshore support vessels and subsea services to the oil & gas industry.

Events

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, August 21, 2014--IBC Content Everywhere is a new series of global events that acknowledge that IP-connected smartphones, tablets and personal computers are altering the way that we produce and consume media. The events will cover rich media production, devices, apps, digital marketing, social media, content personalisation, big data, cloud services, second screens, investment and much more. And they are truly global, the initial three events spanning Europe, MENA and LATAM, with the latter two taking place in Dubai in January 2015 and Sao Paulo later the same year.

Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 7, 2014--The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will produce four sessions at the SET Expo in São Paulo, Brazil, August 24-25. The sessions will address topics ranging from sports production, 4K video, media management in the cloud, and producing content for multiple devices.