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Should High-Throughput Satellites Really Last 15 Years?

See my article in the August 29th issue of SpaceNews: http://www.spacenewsmag.com/commentary/should-high-throughput-satellites-really-last-15-years/ Should high-throughput satellites really last 15 years? J. Armand Musey August 29, 2016, Commentary The fixed satellite services industry has been an anomaly in the communications sector, with stable, even increasing, pricing while prices for other forms of bandwidth fell dramatically. Stability allowed satellite […]

Notes from STS Global’s 2016 HTS Tech Day

Attached are my notes from the 2016 STS Global’s HTS Tech Day held on August 16, 2016 in Stony Brook, NY.  STS-Global-Tech-Day-Notes . STS placed many of the speaker’s presentations to their website’s blog: http://www.stsglobal.com/blog/ (last visited August 17, 2016). After leaving the helm of Globecomm Systems in late 2014, CEO Dave Hershberg and some of his former Globecomm […]

Midyear TMT Regulatory Review from Morgan Lewis’s Andy Lipman

Morgan Lewis TMT partner, Andy Lipman held his midyear TMT regulatory outlook overview yesterday. As usual, he did a great job of outlining today’s complex regulatory landscape. Andy graciously allowed me to distribute his presentation: TMT Midyear Review August 2016

Open Set Top Box: A Slippery Slope to À La Carte and Weakening Power of MVPDs

The FCC’s February 18, 2016 NPRM seeking to open set-top boxes (AKA “Unlock the Box”) is more than it seems. The proposal would allow consumers to watch content they are entitled to view on their cable system on other devices as well. The cable industry’s strong resistance is filled with arguments about copyright infringement and […]

The Satellite Story Today – Not a Replay of the Fiber Story of 2000 – It’s Worse!

Initially, the parallels between the fiber buildout around the turn of the twenty first century and the satellite industry today are compelling. In the late 1990s, the telecom industry increasingly poured billions of dollars into fiber. As these investments peaked, new technologies emerged to increase fiber optic capacity, including wavelength division multiplexing. This resulted in […]