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Latest Developments / Analysis

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

Madrid, Spain, October 23, 2014- Spanish satellite telecommunications operator, HISPASAT, celebrated its 25th anniversary yesterday, with a concert held at the Royal Theatre in Madrid. The event was presided by His Majesty the King, the Spanish Minister of Industry, José Manuel Soria, also being present. Other renowned members of the Spanish government attended as well, alongside key executives from the aerospace, telecommunications and television industries.  

Market Trends

San Jose, Calif., October 24, 2014--Gaming consoles and over-the-top (OTT) devices, such as Apple TV and Roku, are helping online TV work its way into our living rooms to directly compete with traditional television. According to Adobe Digital Index's “Q2 Video Benchmark” report, online TV content viewed through these devices saw the biggest market share increase of all device types.

Singapore, October 23, 2014--The worldwide Pay TV market is expected to surpass 920 million subscribers by the end of 2014. Overall, Pay TV average revenue per user (ARPU) is expected to drop slightly due to increasing price competition, but at a lower rate compared to the ARPU drop in 2013 according to ABI Research.

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.



Montreal, Canada, October 23, 2014 – Advantech Wireless, a global trusted leader of wireless broadband communications solutions for Commercial, Critical Infrastructure & Government and Military clients, announced today that it has increased its production capacity of GaN technology based SSPAs and BUCs in order to meet high market demand.


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.