Backhaul is one of the key verticals driving growth for the Satellite industry. What challenges can Satellite solve for the Mobile industry? There is a big potential to be realized by expanding Mobile coverage: attracting new subscribers; enabling new services; or optimizing investments. As the industry heads to Barcelona for the MWC, what should be.
Despite initial plans, the U.S Wideband Global Satcom constellation (WGS) is growing again. Last month, the 2023 defense bill added $442 million for a new, wideband, military communications satellite. While it seemed likely, though unconfirmed, that a new satellite addition was on its way, it is now finally official. The US Space Force is looking.
Software-defined satellites (SDS) are gaining global attention, as new platforms continue to be announced by major manufacturers. Flexibility of satellite and network design is driving many operators to invest in SDS, with Intelsat’s upcoming launch of a flexible satellite, and Eutelsat’s recent order from Thales Alenia Space showing the pace is faster than ever. While.
Virtualization has been among the top buzzwords among satcom equipment vendors over the last few years, but the truth is that little tangible progress has occurred. Obviously, the technical requirements of virtualizing network functions need time, but most of the vendors are now about to launch their new iteration of VSAT platforms incorporating some sort.