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Latest Asia-Pacific Developments / Analysis

The May 2017  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by Comtech EF Data is now available.  Featuring:

Japanese Satellite Market Update  by Naoakira Kamiya

Satellite Antenna Market Innovations by Virgil Labrador and Peter Galace

Teleport Operators Like What They See in the Sky by Robert Bell

Oilfield Connectivity, HTS and Mobile Backhaul by Martin Jarrold

plus Product and Services MarkePlace Profiles for CommunicAsia 2017, 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

Duluth, Georgia, April 18, 2017–Crystal, a provider of advanced software control systems, has completed the acquisition of Video Design Software, Inc. (VDS) a New York-based broadcast control and graphic data insertion software company. 

Asia-Pacific Market Trends

Cambridge, Mass., May 22, 2017 – NSR’s Aeronautical Satcom Markets, 5th Edition report, published tomorrow, forecasts in-flight connectivity (IFC) to be installed on 2 out of every 3 commercial passenger aircraft by the end of 2026. Driven by higher demand for broadband connectivity, this installed base will generate over US$ 32 billion in revenue over the next decade, as air travel continues its rise around the world.  The imminent start of service by highly-touted HTS will help meet the tall expectations of passengers for quality inflight connectivity (IFC) experience at the right price.

London, UK, May 22, 2017--Despite adding 120 million subscribers between 2016 and 2022, subscription and PPV revenues for 522 operators will remain flat at around $185 billion. From this total, the Global Pay TV Operator Forecasts report estimates 30 pay TV operators earned more than US$ 1 billion in 2016. 

Asia-Pacific Executive Moves and Views

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.

Cologne, Germany, April 1, 2017--Qvest Media, a systems architect for broadcasting and media technology, is expanding its business in the UK and Northern Europe and has appointed Thomas Birner as Head of Sales for these regions. With immediate effect, he will be responsible for strengthening and establishing the company’s activities in these markets. The goals are to build close customer and business relationships, to develop new distribution channels and to drive Qvest Media’s growth.

 

Asia-Pacific Events

Singapore, May 232017--"There have been more dramatic changes in the global satellite industry in the past two years than we have been seen in the last twenty-five," said  Steve Collar, CEO, SES Networks, at the close of the CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017 in Singapore. That comment summarized nine hours of high-octane insights, statements and data downloads testing the temperature of the Asian satellite market at CASBAA's 17th annual meeting of satellite executives, engineers and investors.

Hong Kong, May 15, 2017–At a time of unprecedented technological and business change for the Asia Pacific satellite sector, the CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017 (May 22nd at the Four Seasons, Singapore) is set to tackle the most critical issues experienced by the industry after more than two decades of continuous growth.