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December 2013 Edition
InfoBeam Launch-O-Rama
InfoBeam Launch-O-Rama Part I, Information & News, by the editors
News and Products of Note for SATCOM
InfoBeam Launch-O-Rama Part II, Information & News, by the editors
News and Products of Note for SATCOM
InfoBeam Part IV, Information & News, by the editors
News and Products of Note for SATCOM
Futron Analysis: Forecast Of Supply + Demand, By Sima Fishman, Corporate Strategy Practice, Futron
The Changing Needs In Offshore Oil & Gas, By Tommy Konkol Dybvad, Director of Customized VSAT, Astrium Services
Connectivity is driving the development of ever more sophisticated technology in the offshore oil & gas sector. The so-called Digital Oilfield concept harnesses satellite connectivity to drive safer, more efficient, more environmentally friendly and, in the end, more profitable operations.
The Year GX Ka-Band Became A Reality... In The Air, By Jack Jacobs, Vice President + General Manager of Product Management, Honeywell Aerospace
Around the world, on the ground and in the air, consumer electronic devices such as smartphones, e-readers, tablets and laptops, consume more and more bandwidth, placing increased demand on satellite connectivity and infrastructure. 
SatBroadcasting™: Growth — Or No Growth The Varying Viewpoints Of The Experts, By Chris Forrester, Senior Contributor
There seems to be some confusion as to whether the overall satellite FSS industry, which includes the ‘big six’ satellite operators (Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat, Telesat, SkyPerfect-JSat and Optus), are likely to flat-line over the next few years, or whether there remains prospects for growth.
Remembering The Rockets + The Satellites, By Jos Heyman, Senior Contributor
At the time of writing, it is predicted that we will see 192 spacecraft launched with 81 launches. As to their purpose, the following table provides a break-up.
SatBroadcasting™ — Is 2014 The Year Of The Chicken... Or The Egg?, By Mike Antonovich, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ATEME
No, I am not rewriting the Chinese astrological calendar, and it is still officially the Year of the Snake. However, in a satellite and broadcasting industry that is under highly disruptive change, I do wonder what the New Year will bring to us all. 
A Clear Direction Emerges For In-Flight Internet, By Don Buchman, General Manager, ViaSat Commercial Aviation Services
On October 31st, the Federal Aviation Administration created a loud buzz among airlines and airline passengers with their approval for the use of personal electronic devices below 10,000 feet. 
The State Of The Satellite Industry, By Alexandre Joint, Group Telecom Billing Manager, IEC TELECOM Group
The Satellite Industry Association has recently released an updated version of its 2013 comprehensive study of satellite industry data. This 2013 report, performed by The Tauri Group, looked at over 80 key companies worldwide—including all SIA members—and added market analysis and financial reporting to publish an in-depth analysis of the industry.
Executive Spotlight: Guido Baraglia, Board Member, Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)
Guido Baraglia, Board member of the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG), discussed the current state of interference and the latest initiatives with SatMagazine. Mr. Baraglia, the Director at SAT Corp. (a KRATOS company), is a leading expert in Carrier Monitoring and Interference Geolocation, with more than 20 years of experience in combating RFI affecting telecommunication satellites. He’s participated on panels at SAT 2013, CabSat 2013, the WBU-ISOG conference in Geneva, ITU workshops and is a referenced source on RFI mitigation. 
Careers: Is Human Resources Your Best Recruiting Option? Progressive Practices Versus Legacy Stagnation, By Bert Sadtler, Senior Contributor
Companies today must re-assess their talent needs in order to remain competitive and drive growth. The satellite communications industry faces challenges all the while remaining ripe with opportunities. Employers must ensure they obtain a “great hire” to continually further ongoing business success.
Terrific Spatial Tales, Or, Rip-Roaring Yarns From The Early U.S. Space Games, © Tom Leech, Author
The early years of the U.S. space program were challenging, stimulating, memorable, and even, on occasion, humorous. Gather any vets of those programs for a lunch or happy hour and the fun tales emerge.
Event Satellite Players Fly Into PTC’s “Big Tent”, By Timothy Logue, Senior Director, Marketing and Sales, Thales Alenia Space
For the information and communications technology omnivore, the annual Pacific Telecommunications Conference in Honolulu early in the New Year always offers a feast of new perspectives, new opportunities and new business associates as well as friends to meet.
Year in Review 2013: Part I, Advantech Wireless • Asia Broadcast Satellite • Astrium Services • Axiros
Advantech Wireless  Asia Broadcast Satellite  Astrium Services  Axiros
Year in Review 2013: Part II, Bridge Technologies • Cobham SATCOM • European Communication Services • ​ETL Systems

Bridge Technologies 
Cobham SATCOM 
European Communication Services 
ETL Systems

Year in Review 2013: Part III, Globalstar • GMV • Hughes • iDirect
Year in Review 2013: Part IV, Newtec • NSSLGlobal • ORBCOMM • Signalhorn

InfoBeam Late Breaking News
InfoBeam Launch-O-Rama Part III, Information & News, by the editors
News and Products of Note for SATCOM
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