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Latest Developments / Analysis

The October 2017  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  focusing on Satellite Market Trends sponsored by Advantech Wireless is now available.  Featuring:

Satellite Market Trends by Elisabeth Tweedie

The Pursuit of Continuous Connectivity by Paul Scardino and James Brown

Teleport  Operators and the OTT Media Opportunity by Robert Bell

plus ITU Telecom World 2017 Show report, Mergers and Acquisitions, Executive Moves, Market Briefs, Vital Statistics, Satellite Markets 20 Stock Index and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Amman, Jordan, October 13, 2017--Moving to consolidate its presence in the Middle East, Eutelsat has acquired Noorsat, one of the leading satellite service providers in the Middle East, from Bahrain’s Orbit Holding Group, in a deal valued at US$ 75 million (€63.4m).

Market Trends

Singapore, October 16, 2017--Advertising expenditure attributed to OTT TV episodes and movies (AVOD) will double between 2017 and 2022 to reach $29 billion for 138 countries, according to the Global AVOD Forecasts report by Digital TV Research. Asia Pacific will overtake North America as the leading AVOD region in 2021. Asia Pacific and North America will together account for 77% of the global total by 2022, with Western Europe bringing in a further 16%.

Paris, France, October 11, 2017 - According to the 20th edition of the report Satellites to be Built & Launched, Euroconsult anticipates that 300 satellites with a mass over 50 kg will be launched on average each year by 2026 for government agencies and commercial organizations worldwide. This is a threefold increase over the past decade as the satellite market experiences a paradigm shift with the rise of small satellites and mega constellations, such as that of OneWeb.

Executive Moves and Views

Melbourne, Australia, October 3, 2017--Highly decorated soldier Major General Jeff Sengelman DSC, AM, CSC is joining the Board of EM Solutions following his recent retirement from the Australian Army.

 

Los Angeles, Calif., October 2, 2017--Mission Microwave Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of compact, highly efficient Solid State Power Amplifiers and Block Upconverters, announced that it is expanding its executive team with the appointment of Steve Richeson as VP Sales and Marketing.

Products and Services

Melville, NY, October 10, 2017-- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today, that during its first quarter of fiscal 2018, its Government Solutions segment's Command and Control Technologies group through its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, was awarded a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) $6.5 million contract from the Consortium Management Group (CMG) to support the U.S. Army Project Manager Mission Command (PM MC) and the Blue Force Tracking 2 ("BFT2") program.

Duluth, Georgia, October 10, 2017–At NAB Show New York on October 18, Crystal launches the Crystal Metadata Cloud ®, a patent-pending software technology to provide frame-accurate synchronization of metadata with video and audio at any point in the distribution chain from the cable headend or DTH platform to the set-top box, computer, phone or tablet.

Events

São Paulo, Brazil, October 3, 2017--From today until 5 October, HISPAMAR -HISPASAT’s Brazilian satellite operator subsidiary- will present its satellite Ka band Internet solutions to the telecommunications market and to ISPs (Internet Service Providers) gathered in São Paulo, within the framework of Futurecom 2017, which is the ICT sector's largest event in Latin America.

Busan, South Korea,  October 2, 2017– ITU Telecom World 2017 wrapped up  in Busan following a full four-day program of tech innovation showcases, debate, networking and awards. The annual event brought together representatives of nations, leading industry players and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from around the world – fostering valuable support for innovation and business partnerships, and facilitating knowledge exchanges and networking.