Vertical Communications Markets Series Returns to SouthEast Asia for the 2nd Annual Broadband Maritime Event

The Global VSAT Forum (GVF) and United Kingdom Event Management Partners (UK-EMP) have announced that the offer of free conference registration for relevant vertical market professionals originally introduced for their Oil & Gas Series conferences will be continued for the next in the series of industry-specific communications conferences – the Broadband Maritime South East Asia: New Communications Networking Offshore & the High Seas Conference (BMSEAC) – taking place 23rd to 24th February 2010, at the Marina Mandarin hotel in Singapore. For more information go to:

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Asia-Pacific Market Continues to Grow--CASBAA

by Tom van der Heyden

The multi-channel TV industry is more competitive than ever, with a major focus on growing business while navigating the new world of online media and digital content. This was the consensus during the CASBAA Con-vetion held in Hong Kong last November.

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PTC 2010 to Focus on ‘Cloud Computing’: What’s in it for Satellites?

The next Pacific Telecommunications Conference, PTC ’10, will again focus on a hot topic for many in the telecommunication and IT industries, "cloud computing". While seemingly esoteric to many, especially some in the sometimes insular satellite sector, cloud computing is coming to dominate the thinking of planners and implementers in many telecommunications and IT sectors. The conference, to be held January 17-20, 2010, in Honolulu, Hawaii (, will bring the concept of cloud computing down to earth and examine its impact in a variety of ways, including the challenges and opportunities it presents to the satellite sector.

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Summary of the IBC 2009 Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Satellite Markets and Research Editor-in-Chief Virgil Labrador and Europe, Middle East and Africa Editor Howard Greenfield discuss the highlights of the IBC Conference and Exhibition held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from September 10-15, 2009. To view a video of this summary click here.


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A Collective Sigh of Relief from the World Satellite Business Week

by Elisabeth Tweedie

Phew…we survived! That seemed to be the expression on everyone’s lips at the recently-concluded Satellite Business Week organized by EuroConsult held in Paris from 7-10 September. There was a definite feeling of relief in the air. Relief that the recession hadn’t hit the satellite companies as badly as it had other industries. A sentiment that probably isn’t shared by companies that recently filed for bankruptcy such as ICO Global, Protostar and SeaLaunch-all but the latter were noticeably absent this year.

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MILCOM 2009 to Focus on Military and Government Communication Solutions

World Trade Center, Boston, October 18-21, 2009

MILCOM 2009, the premier international conference on military communications, has confirmed that Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, is the keynote speaker for the Wednesday, October 21, 2009 luncheon event. The keynote address aligns with the conference’s technical program that highlights the convergence of communication technologies used by the military, government and homeland security operations. MILCOM 2009 takes place October 18 though 21, 2009 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center in Boston Massachusetts. 

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IBC 2009: Be Part of It

Embracing the world of media

Telcos, mobile network operators and ISPs are now as much a part of the media business as broadcasters, cable networks and satellite services. Each is fighting for its fair share of the revenues from what is still a healthy business. But everyone has to collaborate to make the content become a reality.

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Military, Civil Response Officials Share Insights at ISCe 2009

 A diverse mix of military leaders, state disaster recovery officials and industry executives shared a range of insights on making the best use of the global satellite communications grid during the three-day ISCe conference organized by Hannover Fairs USA from June 2-4 in San Diego, California.

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ISCe 2009 Conference to Focus on Government Satcom Market


Conference to Focus on New Administration Priorities and How They Will Reshape Government SATCOM Spending

The 8th annual ISCe Conference. ISCe 2009, scheduled for June 2-4 in San Diego, California, will focus on SATCOM solutions for homeland security, disaster recovery and support for warfighters in the pursuit of victory. ISCe 2009 will provide attendees with unprecedented access to key military and civil agency decision makers.   For more information go to

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Satellite Industry: Well-Poised to face Economic Downturn-Satellite 2009


by Virgil Labrador, Editor-in-Chief

The Satellite 2009 conference and exhibition held annually in Washington D.C. is always a good bellwether of how the industry is doing. More so today, when the global economies are reeling from the worse downturn in decades. Unlike in other conferences in recent months, when the severity and seriousness of this downturn was not yet fully evident, the timing of the Satellite show presents a unique opportunity to provide a fuller perspective of the state of the industry. With over 9,000 satellite executives including many of the CEOs of leading companies descending on Washington, D.C. for four days, no better picture can be had of the impact of the global economic crisis and the true state of the industry.



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