Advanced Television


AT&T/Time Warner: Too big to fail. Or succeed?

The mega-media- merger to end all mega… etc. That is until the next one comes along. Except – if it goes ahead – this really might be the last of this kind of deal. This takeover will be sold hard as a ‘traditional’ vertical integration play – a content owner and a pipes owner come […]

October 24, 2016

Es’hailSat: More capacity for a growing market

Es’hailSat CEO Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari looks to the future and a second satellite in 2017 as demand for TV and business services grows in the MENA region. The company is determined to be a major provider and is a key part of Qatar’s 2030 plan to develop economic emphasis away from energy. [bitsontherun tZwO56lu-hLYU43gg]

October 23, 2016

SES launches SES Maritime+

SES has announced the launch of its global SES Maritime+ service that will deliver high-speed connectivity to vessels traversing oceans. SES Maritime+ will enable maritime customers to have easy access to customisable bandwidth and coverage packages, ensuring satellite capacity is effectively utilised. Vessels traversing the oceans will be offered seamless roaming, leveraging SES’s global fleet […]

September 14, 2016

Boeing satellite for Cayman Islands

Euroconsult’s Paris Business Week saw Boeing confirm it was to build a broadband satellite for the Cayman Islands. GiSAT will provide broadcast and broadband capability to a targeted 35 sub-Saharan nations in Africa. GiSat will use Boeing’s tried and tested HS-702 model satellite for a private consortium based on the Cayman Islands. The satellite to […]

September 13, 2016

Car infotainment 98% of M2M cell traffic by 2021

A study from Juniper Research has found that new in-vehicle infotainment services such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will generate large amounts of new cellular M2M (Machine to Machine) data traffic. Over the next five years, this will account for up to 98 per cent of all M2M data traffic. According to the  study, data intensive […]

September 13, 2016

SES orders HTS/IFE satellite from Thales

Satellite operator SES, already extremely busy in the In-Flight Entertainment space, has ordered a new High Throughput Satellite from Thales Alena to increase further  its services to the airline industry. SES says it has also secured a long-term ‘anchor’ client in what will be a joint venture with Thales. The satellite, SES-17, will primarily serve […]

September 12, 2016By Chris Forrester

Thailand wants its own satellite

Thailand’s government wants its own communications satellite, and has appointed Thammasat University’s Research & Consultancy Institute to conduct a feasibility study.  Currently there is a fleet of Thaicom satellites, owned and operated by Thaicom Public Co. Ltd., largely backed by Shinawtra Computer & Communications Co., but Thailand’s government is examining whether it should finance its […]

September 7, 2016By Chris Forrester

LeoSat wins debut customer

LeoSat Enterprises is the satellite operator building a constellation of up to 108 low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites. France-based Thales has completed its constellation design and is working with LeoSat on the design and construction plans for the first satellites. LeoSat says it has secured its first customer even though the launch of the system is […]

September 7, 2016By Chris Forrester

SpaceX-Amos-Facebook disaster will be costly

On September 1, a Falcon 9 rocket owned by SpaceX blew up when a static engine test was about to be held at Cape Canaveral. The rocket was being tested in a ‘dress rehearsal’ for a planned September 3 launch of its satellite passenger, the Amos-6 craft, built by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) on behalf […]

September 5, 2016By Chris Forrester

5G to reach 300m handset shipments by 2025

In a pair of related reports released by Strategy Analytics, the reality of 5G evolution is analysed. The first report, 5G Progress Review – Fragmentation Likely but Diversification Inevitable, concludes significant work is needed to marry the appeal of a unified early 5G standard with the longer term need to support diverse market requirements. Leading […]

August 24, 2016