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November 2017 Edition
MENA + African Markets, SatHealth(tm)
 
InfoBeam
 
InfoBeam Part I, Information & News, by the Editors
News and Products of Note for SATCOM
 
InfoBeam Part II, Information & News, by the Editors
News and Products of Note for SATCOM
Features
 
Connecting Africa Through Satellite Communications, A Yahsat Focus
According to the GSMA Association, approximately 50 percent of the population of Africa — meaning 600 million people  — do not have access to a mobile broadband service.
 
Connecting the Unconnected by Satellite: From Mobiles to Money, by Jo de Loor, Market Director for HTS and Enterprise, Newtec
Semir Hassanaly, Market Director Cellular Backhaul and Trunking, Newtec
Kerstin Roost, Strategic Marketing and Public Relations Director, Newtec
Providing ubiquitous, always-on broadband in rural and hard-to-reach areas can be challenging but is essential to ensure consumers and businesses can access vital services that people in more urban parts of the world now take for granted.
 
The Forrester Report: Broadcasting’s Hot Topics @ IBC—8K, IP, VR-AR-MR and FANG* all hit the headlines..., by Chris Forrester, Senior Contributor
IBC is a very different broadcasting show to NAB (and extremely different from CES) — nevertheless, this year’s bash (from September 14-19) attracted almost 60,000 visitors and was the centerpiece for hundreds of companies who presented their latest camera, edit suites, workflow solution and more than a few widgets and gadgets.
 
Future HTS Satellite Output Section Design: An AsiaSat Tech Focus, by Hai HU, Senior Communications Systems Engineer, AsiaSat

The recently launched multi-spot beam High Throughput Satellite (HTS) systems that are capable of delivering several tens to more than 100 Gbps throughput, reveal to the users as well as the satellite operators an opportunity to significantly lower the cost of the satellite data service that has been dominated by the wide beam Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) satellites.
 
Successes to Remember and Future Endeavors, A Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Personal Perspective
2017 has been a most exciting year for the MHI space-related business endeavors — the company has accomplished several impressive events for H-IIA launch services activities as well as the H3 development progress. What may the future now hold for MHI?
 
Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) Uplink: An Interview with J. Alberto Palacios, Chief Executive Officer, Globalsat Group, by Catherine Melquist, President, MSUA
I had the chance to catch up with MSUA member, J. Alberto Palacios, CEO of the Globalsat Group at the Satellite Innovation Symposium (SIS) in Silicon Valley.
 
“Extreme Service” in the Satellite Industry: An IsoTropic Networks Perspective, by Hank Zbierski, Chief Catalyst and Co-Founder, IsoTropic Networks
IsoTropic Networks is a category-of-one provider in the VSAT market, servicing diverse industries such as enterprise, maritime, oil and gas, and SCADA.
 
Flying Better and Safer by Satellite , An SSPI “Better Satellite World” Perspective
Satellite technology is getting ready to make your next airplane flight a whole lot better.
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