New York, NY, December 5, 2013– The World Teleport Association (WTA) published its annual rankings for the Top Teleport Operators of 2013. The annual rankings of companies by revenue and revenue growth are compiled by surveying teleport operators around the world as well as referencing the published results of publicly-held companies.
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, December 3, 2013- –Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) successfully completed its first geostationary transfer mission, delivering the SES-8 satellite to its targeted 295 x 80,000 km orbit at 5:41 pm local time. After two previous attempts that were marred by technical glitches, Falcon 9 executed a picture-perfect flight, meeting 100% of mission objectives. To view videos of the Pre-Launch briefing with Elon Musk and interviews with SES executives click here.
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Hong Kong, December 5, 2013 – Media agencies in Singapore and Hong Kong regularly consider international pay-TV channels in the media mix for regional/multi-market campaigns according to a survey conducted for CASBAA by GfK Retail and Technology.
London, UK, December 3, 2013 – Ovum’s research into the US$160 Billion telecom network infrastructure market indicates five key trends to watch in 2014 as communications service providers (CSPs) seek a better balance between cost and revenue: small cell adoption; data and customer experience management; the move to software-centric networks; increased optical network capacity in the metro; and changes in the infrastructure value chain. Vendors that stay in front of these trends should beat average market growth projections.
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Hong Kong, December 2, 2013 — Fox International Channels (FIC) Asia has appointed Helena Choe as Vice President of Syndication, effective November 18, while Rahul Sood was also named Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Commercial, effective December 9
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Mexico City, December 4, 2013 – World leaders from government, industry and research institutions gathering this week in Mexico City for ITU’s World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) have sent a strong message calling for the international community to explicitly prioritize information and communication technologies (ICTs) as essential to every nation’s future social development and economic growth.
London, UK, December 2, 2013--The subjects of the oil & gas vertical market and that of High Throughput Satellites are rarely outside the scope of anyone connected with the development and delivery of satellite-based communications solutions these days. Indeed, as you read this column – during, I believe, the first week of December – one of the latest of the GVF-EMP Conference Partnership events covering the first of these subjects has already been successfully concluded, and another, covering the later subject, will be very nearly, or even actually, underway.