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Latest Developments / Analysis

New York, NY, January 9, 2018--The World Teleport Association (WTA) today published its annual rankings for the Top Teleport Operators of 2017. 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.

Cambridge, Mass., January 4, 2018 – NSR’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Satcom and Imaging Markets, 4th Edition report, released today, projects a cumulative revenue opportunity of $19.7 billion for UAS satellite communications and $4.3 billion for commercial UAS imaging service during the 2016-2026 period owed to an accelerating Government and Military UAS market, with increased adoption rates for unmanned systems around the world.

Market Trends

London, UK, January 8, 2018--The number of pay TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will increase by 74% between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million. However, the Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts report estimates that subscriber growth will outstrip revenue progress. Pay TV revenues will climb by 41% to $6.64 billion by 2023, up by US$ 2 billion on 2017.

Cambridge, Mass., January 2, 2018 –NSR’s newly released Small Satellite Markets, 4th Edition (SSM4) report identifies growth across the 1-500 kg smallsat market with 5,000 satellites launching within the next decade, generating cumulative revenues of US$ 25 Billion in manufacturing and launch services. Constellations remain the strongest driver of market growth; 70% of satellites to launch will be part of such a group of 5 or more satellites with the same mission. North America and Asia present the largest near-term opportunities, building on well-developed satellite ecosystems and leveraging the growth prospects in Earth Observation, Communications, and Science applications.

Executive Moves and Views

Sacramento, Calif., Dec. 5, 2017--Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), announced today that Steve Warren has joined the company as vice president of Communications and chief communications officer.

 

Dallas, Tex., December 5, 2017 – Imagine Communications, a portfolio company of The Gores Group and a leader in empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative technology innovation, today announced that Tom Cotney has been named CEO of the company, effective immediately. Current CEO Charlie Vogt is joining The Gores Group as a Senior Advisor to continue to drive M&A and business development activities at Imagine. The two executives will work closely to continue the momentum and growth at Imagine Communications while also ensuring a seamless leadership transition.

Products and Services

Melville, N.Y., January 8, 2018--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that during its second quarter of fiscal 2018, its New York-based subsidiary, Comtech PST Corp., which is part of Comtech's Government Solutions segment, received a $1.2 million order to upgrade solid-state, high-power amplifiers from a major prime contractor.

Madrid, Spain, January 2, 2018--HISPASAT's Amazona 4 satellite has completed its transfer from its original position at 61o West to its new orbital position at 74o West. This means that the satellite, launched on 22 April 2014, will be the first in the fleet to provide commercial telecommunication services from this position, after HISPASAT's Brazilian subsidiary, HISPAMAR Satélites, obtained the exploitation rights in Ku band in 2015.

Events

London, UK, November 16, 2017--With London’s 2017 iteration of the bi-annual GVF-EMP HTS RoundtableEnabling a Brave New World of Opportunity (www.uk-emp.co.uk/current-events/hts-london-2017/) taking place on 5th December 2018 at De Vere, No. 1 Westferry CircusCanary Wharf, E14 4HD, in London’s Docklands, the organisers have announced details of the latest programme panellist/speaker line-up, featuring some 20 contributing organisations.

Montreal, Canada, November 6, 2017–Advantech Wireless, a global leader in satellite broadband communications solutions will present details of its Second Generation Advanced GaN based SSPAs/BUCs and WaveSwitch™ “on-the-fly” SATCOM Waveform Switching Technology at AfricaCom and Global MilSatcom 2017.