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March 2014 Edition
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InfoBeam Part I, Information & News by the editors
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InfoBeam Part II, Information & News by the editors
News and Products of Note for SATCOM
InfoBeam Part III, Information & News by the editors
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The Satellite Television World Market, By Stéphanie Villaret and Maxime Baudry, Co-Heads, Satellite Practice, IDATE

iDATE examines the threats and opportunities that face the satellite industry, from 2013 through 2017 and offer to assist readers in understanding the digital world that surrounds us.
Changing The Way The DoD Buys SATCOM, Point of View, by Robert T. (Tip) Osterthaler, President + Chief Executive Officer, SES Government Solutions
Congressman Mike D. Rogers (R-AL) recently published an article entitled, “Changing the Military’s Approach to Commercial Satellite Communications,” which was refreshing to see in that a leading member of the House Armed Services Committee was seriously addressing an important, if somewhat obscure, issue.
Good Things Come In Small Packages, By Wayne A. Shiroma, Professor, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Larry K. Martin, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Kelli Abe Trifonovitch, Director of Communications and Outreach, University of Hawai’i
A device no bigger than a loaf of bread, birthed by university students on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, is now in orbit to provide crucial connectivity for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Executive Spotlight: Dr. William E. Steele, Chairman & CEO, KenCast, Inc.

Dr. William E. Steele is the Chairman & CEO of KenCast, Inc. Prior to starting KenCast, Dr. Steele worked for GTE for 14 years, spending the last five as General Manager of the GTE ImageSpan division of GTE Spacenet.
Arqiva: Planning Ahead For 2040, SatBroadcating™ Column, by Chris Forrester, Senior Contributor
Chris Forrester met with Barrie Woolston, the Managing Director of Satellite for the United Kingdom (UK)-based transmission and teleport specialists, Arqiva, for a discussion regarding his view of the market. 
A Fix For The Broken Recruiting Model?, Careers Column, by Bert Sadtler, Senior Contributor
As an employer, do you think of the word “TRUST” when you think of an outside recruiting resource?  If not, why not?
The Emergence Of HTS Platforms In Latin America, By Carlos Placido, Senior Contributor
Latin America is at the early stages of what is poised to become an extremely dynamic and competitive High Throughput Satellite (HTS) marketplace. On the demand side, bandwidth-hungry applications such as residential broadband, 3G/4G data backhaul/offload and mobility (maritime /aero) have long been awaiting the emergence of lower-cost platforms to enable them.
Sleep Tight, While The Multi-Service Revolution Rumbles, By Jean-Pierre De Muyt, Vice President, Strategic Business Development, Newtec
Predicting the market evolution for the somewhat longer term, all the while having to invest in what seems to be the most profitable option today, is challenging endeavor. Nevertheless, that’s what satellite service providers have to accomplish even more than often than ever before. 
High Resolution Mapping Of The Entire Great Barrier Reef, By Magnus Wettle, Chief Scientist, EOPMAP Asia Pacific, and, Knut Hartmann, Head of Bathymetry + Seafloor Group, EOMAP Germany
In a world first, the underwater, shallow reef topography of the entire Great Barrier has been comprehensively mapped. This was made possible by satellite-derived bathymetry (SDB) technology.
Reliability Of GaN Based SSPAs... A Major Technological Breakthrough , By Cristi Damian, Vice President Business Development, Advantech Wireless
GaN based Solid State Power Amplifiers have extremely attractive properties (e.g., small form factor, high efficiency, high linearity wide bandwidth, and radiation hardness that make them ideal for use on ground applications as well as for space-based satellite communication systems.
Growth In Small Satellites Raises Questions Regarding Smallsat Fleets, By Victor Gardner, Small Satellite Project Manager, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Small satellites ( smallsats) offer a unique combination of scaled down size, costs, and time to deploy. But what of the other components that make up the smallsat mission? Can command control (and ground segment management) be delivered with the same cost advantages that make smallsats so attractive in the first place, without compromised functionality?
Dubai’s CABSAT Turns 20, By Andrew Pert, Show Director, CABSAT
As the leading professional content management event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), CABSAT has well-established roots as a conduit for facilitating and sustaining the industry’s regional growth.
Why VSAT Auto-Commissioning Systems Are Needed, By Alvaro Sanchez, Sales + Marketing Manager, Integrasys
Today, more than one million households access the Internet via broadband satellite. A new satellite generation with 10 times more capacity will catch three million users in the coming years.
Executive Spotlight: Jim Clarke , Head of Global Wholesale, Telstra Global
Jim Clarke is Head of Global Wholesale for Telstra Global, based in Hong Kong. With over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, he is responsible for driving sales strategy and business development for Telstra Global’s carrier wholesale team, across Asia, EMEA, Americas and Australia.
NSR Analysis: Evens Or Odds—Capacity Trends In SNG/OU Markets, By Brad Grady, Senior Analyst, NSR USA
With the one-two punch of the recent Super Bowl and Winter Olympics in Sochi occupying a great deal of broadcaster attention, 2014 continues to shape up to be an upswing year for the contribution and occasional use (OU) satellite TV markets.
A New Name For The Premiere, International Space Industry Event, The 30th Space Symposium will be held May 19-22, 2014, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
For its 30th year the Space Foundation’s global space conference unveils a new name to reflect its expanding international reach. With “National” dropped from its name, the 30th Space Symposium will be held May 19-22, 2014, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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