There’s an untapped market niche that mobile operators have not been paying enough attention to: the millions of currently unserved, potential rural customers worldwide, who clamor for cellular voice and data broadband connectivity in areas with no communication infrastructure availability.
[Via Satellite 10-14-13] Gilat Satellite Networks (Gilat) continues to make strong progress in Latin America after another key contract win last week. It received a letter of award for equipment and services from Entel S.A., the largest telecom operator and satellite network operator in Bolivia. The deal is potentially worth around $12 million to Gilat. Latin America is a definite hotspot for Gilat. In 2012, approximately 33 percent of its revenues came from Latin America.
High Throughput Satellites (HTS) promise to bring new opportunities to the satellite industry. However, as with any change in paradigm, there are also challenges and associated risks to the ecosystem that need to be heeded and handled. In this article, we will explore these issues from the viewpoint of the satellite operator.
When I was in my twenties, it was possible to show up to the airport 30 minutes before a flight and still have time for a coffee before boarding. Over the last two decades, the time required at the airport before a flight has increased, taking a sharp rise in the aftermath of the September 11th terror attacks. The increased security, waiting in long lines, removing of shoes, and gulping down the last of the diet coke while the person in front of you desperately searches for the small perfume…
[SatNews] Upcoming on July 17th, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., EDT, is a new, free webinar from Gilat Satellite Systems entitled “Bridge the Digital Divide with Satellite Communications.” The webinar will assist in understanding how satellite can be used to provide education, healthcare and other socio-economic services even in the most remote or outlying areas.