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The March 2017 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The March 2017  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by Newtec  is now available.  Featuring:

Update on the Middle East Satellite Market  by Elisabeth Tweedie

Game Changing Trends in the Satellite Manufacturing Sector by Dan Freyer

How to Thrive as the Rules Change...Again! by Robert Bell

 Seamless Network Maintenance for Today's and Future Smaller Satellites  by Alvaro Sanchez

The Power of Targeted Advertising by Roger Franklin

Extending Satellite Dialogs at CABSAT by Martin Jarrold

plus Better Satellite World SeriesProduct and Services MarkePlace Profiles for Satellite and CABSAT 2017, Mergers and Acquisitions, Executive Moves, Market Briefs, Vital Statistics, Satellite Markets 20 Stock Index and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

AvL Technologies Announces Strategic Hires on its Engineering Team

Asheville, N.C., March 3, 2017–AvL Technologies announces three new strategic hires on its Engineering team. Ian Timmins, Ph.D., has joined AvL as Principal RF Engineer and is responsible for key research and development efforts, Rich Tarpley as Director of Strategic Product Development and Wayne Holt recentlyas a Senior Mechanical Engineer.

Gilat Reports Profitable Fourth Quarter 2016 Results

Petah Tikva, Israel,February 14, 2017–Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a provider of satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. Revenues for Q4 2016 increased 19% to $80.3 million from $67.7 million in Q4 2015.

Arianespace Successfully Launched Hispasat 36W-1 satellite

Kourou, French Guiana, January 28, 2017--At 01:03 UTC, Arianspace successfully launched the Hispasat 36W-1 (H36W-1), from the European Spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana, aboard Arianespace’s Soyuz launch vehicle.  


Boeing Delivers ABS-2A into Full Operation

Hong Kong, January 23, 2017– Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered ABS-2A, an all-electric propulsion 702 satellite, to ABS which entered into commercial service on January 21st. This is the second of the pair of all-electric satellite Boeing has delivered to ABS. ABS-2A was launched in June 2016 aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 and will provide enhanced satellite communications services, including direct-to-home television services.

Viaccess-Orca Acquires BigHill to Strengthen Mobile Video Portfolio

Paris, France, Jan. 17, 2017—Viaccess-Orca announced today that it has acquired BigHill, a Finland-based software company that specializes in developing mobile apps for TV content. An agreement between the two companies was reached in December 2016. Adding a mobile TV app solution to its rich product and solutions portfolio will allow Viaccess-Orca to offer content providers an end-to-end solution for a rich and immersive content experience on any device.

SpeedCast Completes Acquisition of Harris CapRock

Sydney, Australia, January 3, 2017–SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA), a  global satellite communications and network service provider, today announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Harris CapRock in a cash transaction valued at US$ 425 million.

The January-February 2017 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The January-February 2017  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by Comtech EF Data  is now available.  Featuring:

Update on the Latin American Market  by Bernardo Schneiderman

Company Spotlight on Newtec by Elisabeth Tweedie

How Satellite Wins in an OTT World  by Roger Franklin

Back and Forth: You Own this Court by Lou Zacharilla

'AeroConnect' Mobility  by Martin Jarrold

Show Reports on Interbee 2016 by Naoakira Kamiya and NAB Show Shanghai by Virgil Labrador

plus Executive Moves, Market Briefs, and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Newtec Posts Record Growth and Appoints New CEO

Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, December 21, 2016-Newtec, a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, today announced record revenue and profitability growth figures, including revenue growth of 62% since 2013 and 26% year-on-year in 2016, demonstrating that the company is gaining market share in all geographies and focused vertical markets.

Boeing to Acquire Liquid Robotics to Enhance Autonomous Seabed-to-Space Information Service

St. Louis, Mo.,  Dec. 6, 2016–Boeing [NYSE: BA] has entered into an agreement to acquire Liquid Robotics, a market leader in autonomous maritime systems and developer of the Wave Glider ocean surface robot, to grow its seabed-to-space autonomous capabilities.