New York City, May 1, 2013--Lou Zacharilla goes back and forth with with Steve Collar, CEO of O3b Networks. His venture is designed to empower large numbers of people where they live, whether “home” is a remote Pacific Basin community or one in the hills of Pakistan or Africa. We discussed the vision of a profoundly interconnected world.
Washington, D.C., March 5, 2013-During the Christmas holidays, the Satellite industry received a “gift” from the United States Senate, which had voted to remove certain International Trade in Arms regulations (ITAR) enforced upon the USA’s satellite industry since 1998. The ITAR regulation (over-regulation, in the view of many), classified all forms of satellite hardware as “munitions.” The classification effectively put handcuffs on large swaths of the domestic industry. It is claimed that international partnerships evaporated, innovation slowed and the global industry was impacted.
New York City, January 2, 2013--The Society of Satellite Professionals International's (SSPI) current Director of Development, Lou Zacharilla spoke with previous SSPI chairpersons of the SSPI, Ellen Hoff (President, W.L. Pritchard & Co.), Maury Mechanick (Counsel, White & Case LLP) and Clayton Mowry (President, Arianespace USA) to share their views on this most social of social networks.
Los Angeles, Calif., November 8, 2012--In-flight broadband is set for takeoff. In our bandwidth-hungry world, consumers expect to have broadband access anywhere, anytime, including when they’re in the air on long-haul flights. To shed light on this growing market Satellite Executive Briefing contributor B.H. Schneiderman spoke with executives from two satellite operators and an in-flight broadband service provider. Follows are excepts of the exchange with James Collet, Director of Mobility Services Product Management, Intelsat; Alexander Geurtz, Vice-President Services Development, SES; and Travis Christ, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Row 44.
New York City, NY, September 4, 2012--As the satellite industry heads into a season of forums, conferences and networking events, we get a chance to examine what the industry believes are its most important issues. Because there are many voices and advocates for the key niches in our industry, I thought it would be useful to engage the leadership of key trade associations and special interest groups. Each represents an important tract in a diverse “Satellite Nation.” We begin on the ground, with a conversation with M. Brett Belinsky, the chairman of World Teleport Association.
Los Angeles, Calif., July 16, 2012--To shed light on the trends in the satcom on the move market, Satellite Executive Briefing invited several key executives from some of the leading companies in the field. We asked to share their views in a roundtable discussion on this important market. Participating in the roundtable discussion are Keith Buckley, President and CEO of ASC Signal, Drew Klein, Director – International Business Development, C-COM Satellite Systems, Tim Shroyer, Chief Technology Officer, General DynamicsSATCOM Technologies and Dwight Hunsicker, Vice President Government Solutions, Globecomm Systems. Follows are excerpts of the exchange: