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Archive: April 2016 (X)

  • “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”  ― Charles Darwin

    Evolutionary growth has characterized the commercial satellite industry since its inception in the 1960s: change endured when and where it conferred a competitive advantage, but radical new developments have been few and far between. Yet the right combination of pressure is triggering an eruptive evolution of satellite…

  • The mobile industry has evolved at an extraordinarily rapid pace, with mobile broadband creating a massive surge in data traffic and backhaul needs.  At the same time, the satellite industry has lagged in offering appropriate broadband backhaul solutions, and wireless backhaul via satellite remains generally relegated to a last resort 2G solution. Can HTS change this story? Is the satellite industry ready to join the mobile broadband data traffic explosion?

    NSR believes new HTS capacity…

  • It is no big secret that satellite communications players in the Energy market have been hit hard, from service providers all the way up to satellite operators.  Between the ‘if-it-ain’t-broke’ mindset prevalent in the Oil & Gas industry to the U.S. Government purchasing a keg’s worth of capacity one-pint-at-a-time, each market has run up against funding pressures that are causing rapid (so-to-speak) changes in the way satellite communications are designed, acquired, and utilized.

    Just…