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Latest Americas Developments / Analysis

The January-February 2018 issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  focusing on sponsored by Work Microwave  is now available.  Featuring:

Middle East Satellite Update by Virgil Labrador

8K Ultra HD Making Inroads in the Japanese Broadcast Market by Naoakira Kamiya

Executive Spotlight Interview with Alexander Muller-Gastell, CEO and Managing Director-ND Satcom

How Satellites Bring You a Better Flight

Conference Report: First VSAT Congress  by Elisabeth Tweedie

Company Spotlight:  Work Microwave

Plus show report on WDTC 2017, Product and Services MarketPlace Guide to CABSAT 2018 Executive Moves, Market Briefs, Vital Statistics and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

New York City, January 25, 2018--The business environment in which teleport operators work is being disrupted by technology and market change. Their established businesses face disruption from new models of connectivity (HTS, MEO and LEO), by the rising domination of software over hardware, and customer demands for seamless global service. They are disrupting their own operations by innovating up the value chain to meet new customer needs, which requires a new depth of technology knowledge and strong management skills.

Americas Market Trends

Paris, France, February 6, 2018- According to Euroconsult's newly-published report, FSS Operators: Benchmarks & Performance Review, the size of the FSS market has been relatively stable over the last five years (US$11.3 Billion), but behind this total significant changes have played out. The market share of the top four operators has gradually eroded to 60%, while three new companies (YahSat, Thaicom and Insat) have joined the top ten. Twelve new players have emerged in the past five years including three in 2017 (BRI, BulgariaSat and Telebras) for a total of 46 revenue-generating operators at year-end 2017.

Cambridge, Mass., February 1, 2018 – NSR’s industry-first In-Orbit Servicing Markets (IoSM) report, released today, finds the nascent in-orbit servicing market poised for growth, and forecasts a total market of over US$ 3 Billion in the next 10 years. Life extension services drive most of this revenue, as many in-orbit service providers plan to enter the market in the next five years servicing commercial and government customers with additional solutions to fleet management.

Americas Executive Moves and Views

Malaga, Spain, February 8, 2018 -Tedial, an independent MAM technology solutions specialist, has appointed Brian Hamblin as Director, Media Architecture, effective immediately. Hamblin, based in Los Angeles, will be responsible for defining solution guidelines to fulfill customer business requirements, and educating customers in the use of best-practices for broadcast and media operation/workflows. As an experienced post production executive, he will guide and align Tedial's solutions and roadmap according to new market trends and technology evolution.

Friedberg, Germany,February 1, 2018--DEV Systemtechnik (, supplier of RF signal transmission solutions for satellite, cable and broadcast applications, has appointed Manfred Mettendorff to the role of Managing Director. With more than 22 years of experience in the global communications and IT industry at Fujitsu Semiconductors and Socionext, Manfred Mettendorff brings unique qualifications to the role.


Americas Events

London, UK, November 16, 2017--With London’s 2017 iteration of the bi-annual GVF-EMP HTS RoundtableEnabling a Brave New World of Opportunity ( taking place on 5th December 2018 at De Vere, No. 1 Westferry CircusCanary Wharf, E14 4HD, in London’s Docklands, the organisers have announced details of the latest programme panellist/speaker line-up, featuring some 20 contributing organisations.

Montreal, Canada, November 6, 2017–Advantech Wireless, a global leader in satellite broadband communications solutions will present details of its Second Generation Advanced GaN based SSPAs/BUCs and WaveSwitch™ “on-the-fly” SATCOM Waveform Switching Technology at AfricaCom and Global MilSatcom 2017.