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Latest Developments / Analysis

Washington, D.C., July 11, 2017–The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today released its 2017 State of the Satellite Industry Report at an industry briefing held in Washington, D.C. For 20 years, SIA has been publishing the leading analysis of the satellite industry. The industry report produced by Bryce Space and Technology, LLC, is derived from proprietary surveys of satellite companies, indepth public information, and independent analysis which are combined to assess the performance of key satellite industry sectors including satellite services, ground equipment, launch services and manufacturing.

Palo Alto, Calif., July 5, 2017--Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC (Odyssey) has entered into an agreement to acquire CPI International Holding Corp. (CPI) from affiliates of Veritas Capital (Veritas).  Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Market Trends

Paris, France, July 13, 2017-According to Euroconsult's latest report, Prospects for the Small Satellite Market, significant expansion in terms of capabilities and demand is underway in the smallsat market. Over 6,200 smallsats are expected to be launched over the next ten years, a substantial augmentation over that of the previous decade (several mega constellations are now included within the scope of this report). The smallsat market from 2017-2026 will be driven by the roll-out of multiple constellations accounting for more than 70% of this total, mainly for commercial operators.

Cambridge, MA – July 10, 2017 –  NSR’s Satellite Capacity Pricing Index (Q3 2017), 3rd Edition (SCPI3), releasing tomorrow, finds that in an era of shorter contract lengths, consolidating end users, technology change, and generally lower pricing; factors influencing price are more complex than ever.  NSR’s report finds that satellite capacity pricing has continued to erode globally across most, if not all, verticals and regions; however, this does not tell the entire story, with pricing having been found to fall across a wide spectrum determined by a multitude of end user requirements and other key factors.

Executive Moves and Views

Houston, Tex., June 1, 2017--RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET) announces that Brendon Sullivan will join its executive management team as Chief Technology/Information Officer (CTO/CIO). Sullivan will support RigNet’s strategic initiatives, aligning the company's product architecture with business priorities, and will work to streamline business processes.

 

New York City, May 18, 2017--- The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today announced the appointment of Dawn Harms, Vice President of Business Development, Boeing Satellite Systems International, as its new Chairperson, and David Myers, President & CEO, DataPath, as President of its Board of Directors through March 2018.

Products and Services

Profiles of products and services showcased at CommunicAsia 2017 in Singapore. To view the profiles click here. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the profiles.

 

 

Melville,  N.Y., July 5, 2017-- omtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL), announced today that during its fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, its Command & Control Technologies group, which is part of Comtech's Government Solutions segment, has received a $14.5 million contract modification from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The modification will result in the exercise of the fourth-year option under an existing contract to provide Ku satellite bandwidth and support services for the U.S. Marine Corps' Tactical Satellite Communications Network.

Events

Cheseaux, Switzerland – June 7, 2017 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in partnership with MTM, a leading international research and strategy consultancy, today revealed the first wave of findings from the Pay-TV Innovation Forum 2017which looks first at the state of the North American market. The global research program examines the state of pay-TV innovations and strategies that will drive the next phase of growth for the industry.

Singapore, June 1, 2017–CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia 2017 wrapped up last week after a three-day exhibition and conference addressing technologies and strategies for smart cities and digital ecosystems driving the digital strategies and transformation roadmaps of governments and enterprises in Asia.