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The January-February 2018 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

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

Product and Services MarketPlace Guide to CABSAT 2018 in Dubai, UAE

Profiles of products and services showcased at CABSAT 2018 in Dubai, UAE. To view the profiles click here. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the profiles.



Teleport Opportunities 2018 Reveals How Service Providers are Adapting to Market and Technology Disruption

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.

WTA Publishes Top Operator Rankings for 2017

New York, NY, January 9, 2018--The World Teleport Association (WTA) today published its annual rankings for the Top Teleport Operators of 2017. The annual rankings of companies by revenue and revenue growth are compiled by surveying teleport operators around the world as well as referencing the published results of publicly-held companies.

A US$ 24 Billion Opportunity for Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Communications and Imaging

Cambridge, Mass., January 4, 2018 – NSR’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Satcom and Imaging Markets, 4th Edition report, released today, projects a cumulative revenue opportunity of $19.7 billion for UAS satellite communications and $4.3 billion for commercial UAS imaging service during the 2016-2026 period owed to an accelerating Government and Military UAS market, with increased adoption rates for unmanned systems around the world.

Marlink to Acquire Livewire Connections

London, UK, December 11, 2017--Marlink, backed by Apax-partners has signed a definite agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Livewire Connections, a UK headquartered satellite communications service provider with focus on superyacht customers.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Results for Fiscal 2018 First Quarter and Updates 2018 Guidance

Melville, New York, December 6, 2017-- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) today reported its operating results for the first fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2017 and updated its fiscal 2018 guidance.

The December 2017 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The December 2017  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  focusing on sponsored by Amos Spacecom is now available.  Featuring:

Maritime Satellite Market Trends by Bernardo Schneiderman

Space Debris by Virgil Labrador and Peter Galace

That "Vision" Thing by Lou Zacharilla

The Value of Independent Teleports by David Andres

plus SatcomRus 2017 Conference report, Product and Services MarketPlace Guide to Africacom 2017 Executive Moves, Market Briefs, Vital Statistics and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

IFIMI Becomes Orbit’s Controlling Shareholder by Acquiring 33.4% of the Company for Approximately US$10 Million

Netanya, Israel, December 2, 2017 – Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI), a  provider of precision tracking-based communications solutions and airborne communications management systems, announced that the company successfully concluded a private placement of 33.4% of its shares to FIMI Opportunity Funds for approximately US$10 million, effectively making FIMI Orbit's controlling shareholder. FIMI also received options to purchase additional Orbit shares for approximately US$20 million. If fully realized, FIMI would possess 56% of the company’s shares.

Marlink and OmniAccess to Merge

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, November 23, 2017--Backed by Apax Partners, Marlink has signed a definite agreement to acquire a majority stake in OmniAccess. The existing management team of OmniAccess will remain unchanged and continue to keep a significant shareholding in the company.