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5G in the US: Will Satellite and Mobile Industries Finally Work in Unison?

5G in the US: Will Satellite and Mobile Industries Finally Work in Unison?

October 2018 -

“In the past, C-band was demanded by both video and data applications because of its higher availability characteristics than Ku-band. He says advancements in ground network technology and move towards newer network architectures — such as High Throughput Satellite (HTS) — have drastically changed this, and the U.S. is a leading case on how such migration to new spectrum bands, enabled by advancements in ground technology, has created new markets.”

>> Read the Full Article: http://interactive.satellitetoday.com/via/october-2018/5g-in-the-us-will-satellite-and-mobile-industries-finally-work-in-unison/

AT&T – Time Warner Merger Raises Eyebrows

AT&T – Time Warner Merger Raises Eyebrows

June 2018 -

“In the end, it appears that what is at the core of Internet-era consolidation, is the definition of antitrust itself within the context of cross-industry and cross-sector plays. How do we define “dominant player” in such a hybrid context? How do we prevent legislation from opening doors for new kinds of oligopolies? These will be the key questions to answer looking forward if 21st-century antitrust is to truly protect consumers and foster a healthy competitive environment.”

>> Read the Full Article: https://www.nsr.com/att-time-warner-merger-raises-eyebrows/

AT&T and Time Warner: Reaction to US Mega Merger

AT&T and Time Warner: Reaction to US Mega Merger

June 2018 -

“Looking a bit beyond the telecoms and media industry, one can consider this merger as perhaps the best example of how big of a threat internet giants have become to even the largest telcos, mobile carriers, programmers and Mobile Service Operators (MSOs). There is increasing concern about the size and power of companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple and Netflix,”

>> Read the Full article: https://www.satellitetoday.com/business/2018/06/14/att-and-time-warner-reaction-to-us-mega-merger/

Bandwidth Management and Optimization

Bandwidth Management and Optimization

April 2016 -

“I expect the industry to fully embrace the potential of virtualization and new techniques that function at the core network or ‘cloud’ level. From software-defined networks to software-defined satellites, there will be an increasing relevance of smart software.”

>> Read the Full Article: http://interactive.satellitetoday.com/via/april-2016/bandwidth-management-and-optimization/

Satellite and the End-to-End Network: Future VSAT Innovation

Satellite and the End-to-End Network: Future VSAT Innovation

February 2016 -

“Given this influx of new capacity, you could say that satellite technology innovation is more important than ever. And in recent years we have seen a more concentrated progression of innovation associated with improving overall spectral efficiency. We see technology platforms leveraging adaptive carriers with new advances in technologies like ACM, Adaptive TDMA, beam roaming and dynamic SCPC. The development of smarter network management systems and even the path towards adopting more common networking standards like DVB-S2X further this progression, all with the end goal of driving better efficiency and flexibility around this new finite resource in the sky.”

>> Read the Full Article: http://blog.idirect.net/satellite-and-the-end-to-end-network-future-vsat-innovation/#more-5695

VSAT 2.0: The Next Wave of Innovation

VSAT 2.0: The Next Wave of Innovation

February, 2016 -

“From software-defined networks (SDN) to software-defined satellites, there will be an increasing relevance of smart software in future managed satellite services, but the ultimate consequences will be felt more in how the VSAT value chain is restructured as these changes could foster new roles and responsibilities among value chain players; possibly with more infrastructure sharing and cooperative value creation. This could indeed become the most profound implication of a VSAT 2.0 environment, how innovation can alter the traditional ecosystem.”

>> Read the Full Articlehttps://vsatglobalseriesblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/vsat-2-0-the-next-wave-of-innovation/

DTH CDN – Time to start thinking outside the (set-top) box

DTH CDN – Time to start thinking outside the (set-top) box

September 2015 -

“What if DTH and HTS interplayed with CDN?

A few answers might be found if taking a different perspective, looking at satellites in new ways more intertwined with the Internet space, and not just as unicast or broadcast “pipes”. Future opportunities for satellite TV/video networks will likely be found by re-exploring satellites´ inherent advantages in multicast content distribution; interworking with the changes taking place in the media, telecom, computing and Internet spaces.

It seems indeed a good time to undust old concepts (even past failures) and re-explore the role that satellites could realistically play in content delivery networks (CDN) by leveraging wide beam and spot beam satellite resources smartly.

I would argue that HTS and DTH players have an opportunity to play a part in this increasingly non-linear video environment, with DTH set top boxes potentially acting as Federated CDN edge nodes. – My next article will explore this concept in more depth.”

>> Read the Full Article: http://satcompost.com/dth-cdn-time-to-start-thinking-outside-the-set-top-box/

Latin America: Next Challenges and Demands in the Satellite Industry

Latin America: Next Challenges and Demands in the Satellite Industry

March 2015 -

“I think no one would disagree that the broadcast market is going through one of the most profound transformations, since the arrival of broadcast TV itself. The Internet is the new broadcast medium and is transforming both entertainment and telecommunications. Convergence has pushed every player toward a multi-screen, multi-platform delivery environment and this is also affecting broadcast marketing,” says Placido. “Broadcasters and cable companies will continue leveraging satellites for the reception of TV programming. TV contribution and occasional TV will continue being shaped by the economic challenges of point-to-point transmissions.”

>> Read the Full Article: http://interactive.satellitetoday.com/latin-america-next-challenges-and-demands-in-the-satellite-industry/

The Motivations Behind Google´s Satellite Program

The Motivations Behind Google´s Satellite Program

June 2014

“Should modifications to Net Neutrality take hold, this would lead to a competitive environment modulated by paid prioritization agreements between Internet providers and content companies.This shift threatens to materially modify Google´s strategic framework. What do large, leading organizations do when the very access to such raw material is threatened? They embark themselves on alternatives that guarantee a future access to such raw materials, including classic horizontal and vertical integration strategies.”

>> Read the Full Article: http://satcompost.com/the-motivations-behind-google%C2%B4s-satellite-program/

The Emergence Of HTS Platforms In Latin America

The Emergence Of HTS Platforms In Latin America

March 2014

“What makes Latin America really interesting from an HTS perspective is the range of HTS architectures and business models; and the diverse set of players driving these. Despite some inevitable degree of overlapping among all surfacing architectures and target markets, HTS platforms in the region tend to fall into three broad categories, based on their respective primary targets: Residential Broadband, National Programs and Open B2B Platforms.”

>> Read the Full Article: Key Trends Shaping HTS in Latin America