is a free online service providing subscribers with news analysis, industry forecasts and market intelligence, covering the key trends on the global satellite communications market. This free service includes online access to the very latest insights and analysis, searchable archives, and PDF access to the monthly Satellite Executive Briefing magazine. This free service is made possible by the support of our sponsors and advertisers, click here to view a current list.  To subscribe for free and gain full access to all our content, click here now.

Published by Synthesis Publications LLC, the global market specialists, has three distinct editions: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and the Americas.

To subscribe for free and gain full access to all our content, click here now. 

Latest Developments / Analysis

MarketBrief Report on Evolving VSAT Requirements  sponsored by ND SatCom.

This report examines the changing vsat network  requirements of customers in the growing vertical markets such as Oli and Gas, Mining, Power Utilities, Goverment, among others. 

Click here to read or download the file



St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, September 1, 2014-- O3b has today confirmed that in-orbit testing of its latest satellites has been successfully completed and the satellites have been commissioned into the O3b constellation. The expanded constellation is now fully operational allowing the company to launch services on a global basis.

Market Trends

September 1, 2014— More 4K ultra-HD (UHD) TV sets were shipped in Q2’14 than shipped all year in 2013. According to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, 2.1 million sets were shipped in Q2, compared to 1.6 million in 2013. Brands introduced their 2014 model ranges in Q2, with a clear focus on 4K as the “must-have” consumer feature for high-end television viewing.

London, UK, August 29, has added two new market research reports on the African broadband market.  The first is entitled "Africa - Internet and Fixed Broadband Market" and the other is called "Africa - Mobile Broadband Market." "The reports highlight improved international connectivity reducing internet access pricing for consumers across the continent.

Executive Moves and Views

Englewood, Colo., August 27, 2014--Echostar announced that DISH Media Sales Senior Vice President, Warren Schlichting, will assume leadership of the company’s programming group effective Oct. 1. Schlichting will succeed DISH Senior Vice President, Steve Swain, who has been appointed Chief Financial Officer for DISH, also effective Oct. 1.

Products and Services

Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, August 28, 2014--Bentley Walker, one of the world’s leading service providers for broadband satellite VSAT services, is extending its coverage to Iraq using Newtec’s Ka-band VSAT broadband platform.

Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 28, 2014 – Advantech Wireless Inc., a privately-held Canadian corporation and manufacturer of Satellite, RF Equipment and Microwave Systems presented a live demo of its Next Generation Discovery Adaptive Satellite Access Technology (A-SAT™) platform at SET EXPO 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Visitors experienced the newest technology of transmitting information from DSNG using A-SATTM Technology.


Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 29, 2014--With a Conference on High-Throughput Satellite Broadcasting on Saturday, September 13 and a EUsatcom Innovation Awards show on Sunday, Spetember 15 during IBC 2014 in Amsterdam the European Professional Satellite Association (EUsatcom) puts a spotlight on the new generation satellite broadcasting.

Douglas, Isle of Man, August 27, 2014 – The Global VSAT Forum (GVF) and the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) announced they will be jointly hosting a series of sessions, courtesy of SES, at IBC. These sessions are aimed at all those involved with Satellite Transmissions, RF Systems, Uplinking and Satellite News Gathering. With the theme, Safeguarding Your Transmission Operation, these sessions will offer practical advice to broadcasters, operators, and manufacturers alike.