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Category: Satellite Communications (X)

  • When most businesses first dabble with machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) communications, the first solution that comes to mind isn’t satellite, but cellular-based options from Vodafone, Verizon or Kore Telematics, to name a few. Why then, are satellite M2M products not in decline despite having a single-digit share of the overall M2M market, with terrestrial services enjoying a continually growing footprint, ever-increasing data speeds and lowering data costs? And…

  • “Anything you can do I can do better, I can do anything better than you”  is the new refrain – or at least the sentiment behind it – in the sphere of military satellite communications. The back and forth between proponents of Milsat and Comsat has come to a head in the last months, starting with the release of the U.S. DOD’s “Satellite Communications Strategy Report”, followed by industry leaders’ responses at a DC roundtable, and finally during Global Milsatcom 2014 in London last…

  • With news broadcasts splitting their time between the two major breaking news events – the situation in Crimea, and the search for flight MH370, the business of moving news reporting from one corner of the globe to another is in full swing.  Leveraging a combination of satellite and terrestrial assets, news networks continue to dig-deep into their portfolio of communications options.  Amongst those options are their pre-existing full time leases of satellite capacity, or contribution…