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Latest Developments / Analysis

The December 2017  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  focusing on sponsored by Amos Spacecom is now available.  Featuring:

Maritime Satellite Market Trends by Bernardo Schneiderman

Space Debris by Virgil Labrador and Peter Galace

That "Vision" Thing by Lou Zacharilla

The Value of Independent Teleports by David Andres

plus SatcomRus 2017 Conference report, Product and Services MarketPlace Guide to Africacom 2017 Executive Moves, Market Briefs, Vital Statistics and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

London, UK, December 11, 2017--Marlink, backed by Apax-partners has signed a definite agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Livewire Connections, a UK headquartered satellite communications service provider with focus on superyacht customers.

Market Trends

Cambridge, MA – December 6, 2017 – NSR’s V-band Satellite Markets report, released today, projects the installed base for key verticals could reach 2.6 million active V-band sites by 2030, generating over $25.8 billion in cumulative revenue. The market is speculative; however, the opportunity exists such that market players currently vetting V-band’s prospects should consider launching programs supporting multiple Tbps of demand. More than 5 Tbps of demand could be generated from 2023 to 2030 alone; this does not include Mobility, Government & Military and other demand segments that can prove to be high revenue generators as well.

London, UK, December 5, 2017--Covering 138 countries, pay TV revenues [subscriptions and PPV] and OTT revenues [AVOD, SVOD, TVOD and DTO] combined will reach $283 billion by 2022; up by 18% from $239 billion in 2016, according to the OTT and Pay TV Forecasts report by Digital TV Research.

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

Petah Tikva, Israel, Dec 6, 2017 -- Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that KDDI chose Gilat’s unique satellite based LTE cellular backhaul solution to extend reach and resilience with high speed data and high-quality voice over LTE (VoLTE) throughout Japan. 

Tempe. Ariz., December 6, 2017--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that during its first quarter of fiscal 2018, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, received a contract modification that funded US$ 1.9 million under an Engineering Support Services Contract Line Item (CLIN). The authorized funding will be applied to support additional capabilities to the Advanced Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) Interface Processor (ATIP) production terminals in support of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR).

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.