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  • What’s Special About V-band?

    Jan 14th, 2018 by Jose Del Rosario   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Apart from being lightly licensed and allocated, very little in-fact.  Being in a higher frequency range compared to Ku-band or Ka-band, V-band is more susceptible to rain fade, presenting technical and market challenges compared to current solutions.  More importantly, apart from experimental payloads and systems on the ground to support such trials, ecosystem development in terms of equipment on the RF and antenna side have not been fully developed.

    So why does NSR forecast…

  • As the satellite industry and the U.S. Government start to kick things off for a New Year, planners continue the process of creating the next-generation of Gov & Mil network designs.  With a renewed focus on the importance of space to executing the national security missions of countries across the globe – and ‘assured access’ to space-based connectivity not a guarantee, where does that leave the role of industry and commercially-focused offerings?

    According to NSR’s Government and…

  • While many actors in the satcom scene have turned their focus to data markets, the reality is that video continues to generate over 50% of overall satellite capacity revenues. OTT and other alternatives are slowly impacting DTH offers such that satellite needs to evolve to stay relevant. The set-top-box (STB) is at the forefront of the customer interaction, hosting applications that will make satellite TV continue to thrive. How should STB capabilities evolve for DTH to continue to be a…