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Latest Developments / Analysis

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

Japanese Satellite Market Update  by Naoakira Kamiya

Satellite Antenna Market Innovations by Virgil Labrador and Peter Galace

Teleport Operators Like What They See in the Sky by Robert Bell

Oilfield Connectivity, HTS and Mobile Backhaul by Martin Jarrold

plus Product and Services MarkePlace Profiles for CommunicAsia 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

Houston, Tex., May 22, 2017--RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET) today announced that it has acquired Cyphre Security Solutions (“Cyphre”) a cybersecurity company that provides the most advanced enterprise data protection available on the market today. Cyphre’s hardware-based encryption features low latency protection for files at rest and in transit for both public and private cloud, providing higher levels of granularity and control than previously seen in the market.

Market Trends

Cambridge, Mass., May 22, 2017 – NSR’s Aeronautical Satcom Markets, 5th Edition report, published tomorrow, forecasts in-flight connectivity (IFC) to be installed on 2 out of every 3 commercial passenger aircraft by the end of 2026. Driven by higher demand for broadband connectivity, this installed base will generate over US$ 32 billion in revenue over the next decade, as air travel continues its rise around the world.  The imminent start of service by highly-touted HTS will help meet the tall expectations of passengers for quality inflight connectivity (IFC) experience at the right price.

London, UK, May 22, 2017--Despite adding 120 million subscribers between 2016 and 2022, subscription and PPV revenues for 522 operators will remain flat at around $185 billion. From this total, the Global Pay TV Operator Forecasts report estimates 30 pay TV operators earned more than US$ 1 billion in 2016. 

Executive Moves and Views

New York City, May 18, 2017--- The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today announced the appointment of Dawn Harms, Vice President of Business Development, Boeing Satellite Systems International, as its new Chairperson, and David Myers, President & CEO, DataPath, as President of its Board of Directors through March 2018.

Palo Alto, Calif. May 1, 2017--Effective May 1, 2017, Bob Fickett will assume the role of chief executive officer of CPI International, Inc., which is the parent company of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) and Communications & Power Industries Canada Inc. (CPI Canada).  Fickett has served as president and chief operating officer of CPI International since March 2002. He will retain his current roles at CPI, where he has served as president since March 2002 and as chairman of the board of managers since December 2015.

Products and Services

Profiles of products and services showcased at CommunicAsia 2017 in Singapore. To view the profiles click here. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the profiles.

 

 

Santander, Spain, May 24, 2017--Santander Teleport, a leading independent teleport operator based in Spain, has started to provide uplink services on a new antenna on Intelsat 33e, the second EPIC® satellite launched earlier this year. The fully redundant antenna system operates in one of the gateway beams providing access to Ku-band HTS coverage across Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

Events

Hong Kong, May 15, 2017–At a time of unprecedented technological and business change for the Asia Pacific satellite sector, the CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017 (May 22nd at the Four Seasons, Singapore) is set to tackle the most critical issues experienced by the industry after more than two decades of continuous growth. 

London, UK, April 19, 2017--IBC is delighted to announce the launch of IBC365 at www.ibc.org, a new online community platform and weekly e-bulletin that will share IBC’s unparalleled business knowledge and insight through fresh and original content, throughout the year.