SatNews: NSR Bottom Line … Lasers: Too Fast for Satellite?

The last few years have seen increased optical activity as network operators look to new technologies as an emerging alternative to RF.  Optical is expected to address challenges of the RF comms ecosystem, especially around data rates, link availability, reliability and security.

Scaling VSAT Platforms through M&A

M&A activity in the VSAT platform segment has been very dynamic in the last several months.  After iDirect/Newtec fired the starting gun, Comtech conducted a series of acquisitions including UHP and Gilat.