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Archive: April 2013 (X)

  • As O3b’s first set of satellites arrives in French Guiana, there exists a small, but high-end market segment awaiting the arrival of ‘fiber speeds with satellite coverage.’ This segment (Exploration & Production, and Mining operations) is where O3b’s larger ground infrastructure requirements will find themselves deployed across the energy markets- the highest end of an already high-end market.  However, actual fiber deployments are likely on the roadmap and will affect O3b’s build out…

  • GEO Satcom Saving or Maximizing?

    Apr 24th, 2013 by NSR

    The GEO satcom community is currently enjoying a considerably widening array of technological choices (and less enjoyable longer trade-off analyses). NSR believes those new technologies will accelerate the split of the satellites in two categories: one driven primarily by payload maximization and the other driven primarily by savings.

    For the 3rd edition of NSR’s upcoming report on Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Services, NSR will release a propulsion-type forecast as well as a…

  • Improving Outlook for UltraHD?

    Apr 15th, 2013 by Jose Del Rosario   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Annual conferences that are key to the TV and broadcast industries saw UltraHD as the “talk of the shows” and the stage by which to unveil key developments. A number of announcements were made, but the most important in NSR’s view in terms of impact for the satellite industry are the following:

    NAB in Las Vegas and MIPTV in Cannes saw Sony unveil a new range of UltraHD TV sets, which brings the cost down to relatively affordable levels. The XBR-55X90A (55-inch) and the XBR-65X900A…