Growth of Mobile Backhaul Test Equipment Market

Mobile backhaul test equipment

Mobile backhaul test equipment

Frost & Sullivan finds that the global mobile…
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The explosion of media-rich and bandwidth-intensive applications is compelling network…
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as it allows the operators to restrict service traffic with premiums on high-speed downloads and multimedia,” said Kimbara…
thus testing will be vital to enhance customer experience,” said Frost & Sullivan senior research analyst Mariano Kimbara…


with no intention of slowing down in the near future…
compound annual growth rate of 15…

boost from the rise in service costs…

Testing companies are also rolling out certification…
enabling a more scalable implementation of OEM technologies across the networks…
With the deployment of long-term evolution (LTE), the mobile backhaul market is moving from…
The greater processing capability and performance, powerful operating systems and the availability of…
time domain multiplexing (TDM) to new architectures such as Internet protocol (IP) and Ethernet…
programmes to ensure consistency for telecom-network standards…
They need improved infrastructure to support traffic, original…

Mobile 4G operators are expanding rapidly…
per …
crore (…
intelligent mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones, have placed a huge stress on mobile networks…
scenarios testing, the need to upgrade their backhauls and address performance issues…

“As the industry transitions to more packed data, service assurance and quality will become increasingly crucial;…

Since operators are looking to refresh the existing infrastructure of both the LTE…
to increase to Rs…

“The market will also get a…
backhaul and wireless core market earned revenues of Rs…
operators to re-evaluate the mobile network infrastructure to improve user experience and reduce costs…
networks and existing 3G networks, they will need to clearly understand the overall mobile network…

Mobile operators will be keen to offer the same or superior levels of quality of service (QoS) as provided…

“To handle the heightened demand, the mobile backhaul test equipment market is moving to defined classes of service,…
with TDM, creating considerable opportunities for the mobile backhaul test equipment market, noted the research firm…
“Leading companies educate service providers about technologies with…
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equipment manufacturer (OEM) protocols, and detect failures quickly.


Satellite Demand is Growing – Mike Kenneally, NewSat VP

MDA won communications payload deal for Israeli satellite

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Amos satellite by Spacecom

IAI provides Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and its foreign customers with unique, high-quality technological…
contracts and regulations; failure of third parties and subcontractors; satellite failure and failure of systems to meet performance requirements…
The Company has gained worldwide recognition as the leader in the development…
constellation, owned and operated by Spacecom, Israel’s satellite communications service provider…

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MDA has started work under…
The constellation provides a large range of fixed and mobile communication…
provision has opened a new market in Israel for MDA’s communications products and services…
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Once launched, AMOS-6 is planned to enhance the capacity of the existing AMOS satellite…
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solutions that meet a wide range of needs on the ground, in the sea, in the air, in space and in the field of homeland security…
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announced today that it has been selected by Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd…
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to supply the communications payload solution…
services in the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Africa…
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essential information, and improve the decision making and operational performance of business and government organizations worldwide…
launchers, communications satellites, observation satellites and ground services, electronic systems, avionics systems, advanced radar, precision-guided munitions and unmanned aerial vehicles…
expected to be finalized over the coming month…
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MDA cautions readers that should certain risks or uncertainties materialize, or should…


Satellite Demand is Growing – Mike Kenneally, NewSat VP

Satellite Demand is Growing – Mike Kenneally, NewSat VP of Satellite Strategy

Mike Kenneally VP of Satellite Strategy

Mike Kenneally VP of Satellite Communications Strategy

Mr Kenneally, the vice president of Satellite Strategy of NewSat, expects the size of the company’s teleport engineers to increase in the coming years due to the rising demand for mobile backhaul, satellite communications and satellite-based services.

A communications specialist and information management expert, Kennealy has been with the satellite carrier for six years. He also worked at the Department of Defence, the Prime Minister’s Department and IBM. Under his supervision as technical auditor, the national census adopted spatial information systems in 1996 for the very first time.

In an interview with Sa Defense Business journal, Kenneally talked about the teleport operations and future satellite communications fleet of the independent SATCOM carrier.

NewSat is poised to become a global player in satellite communications business with the launching of its first Ka band satellite. The company runs two teleports in Australia which serve both local and internal clients. It acquired the Perth and Adelaide teleports from SES Newskies Satellites in 2005. The Adelaide facility boasts of twelve antennas. These facilities are run by radio frequency engineers who mitigate latency problems and ensure timely transmission of signals to and from geostationary satellites.

NewSat’s satellite reselling and teleport business passed the Australian government standards for public contracts, making the company an officially “Endorsed Supplier”. NewSat has been a satcom supplier to US and Australian defense agencies. It was also nominated for the 2012 World Teleport Association’s Awards for Excellence, along with two independent teleport companies.

South Australia is a strategic location for running teleports due to its good reception pathway for satellite signals. Kennealy points out that it is critical consideration when choosing contractors for military communications since combatants often have to rely to satellite antennas to communicate in areas not reached by cable lines or cellular sites. He said NewSat teleports have a global reach, thus they can communicate with antennas outside Australia and connect end-users with another satellite terminal wherever it may be to facilitate two-way real-time communications.

Lockheed Martin has begun building the company’s first Ka band satellite, Jabiru-1, and the project is likely to get finished in 2014. Arianespace will then launch the satellite, which will be located in a geostationary orbit to serve Australasia, the Middle East and Africa.

Kenneally expects more engineers at the Adelaide facility in the near future.
“..We have secured nearly $600 million of pre launch satellite contracts,” he said. NewSat is the satellite communications partner of the US army under 20 different contracts which mainly involve service coverage in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Jabiru satellite communications program will enable NewSat to increase its satellite communications, teleport and mobile backhaul coverage from 75% to almost 100% of the world’s surface.

Míla to Deploy Overture 1400 and 4800 Mobile Backhaul Solutions

Overture_4324 Mobile Backhaul solution

Overture_4324 Mobile Backhaul solution

Overture announced its mobile backhaul deal with Míla ehf. Iceland’s incumbent operator will be using Overture 1400 and 4800 solutions. Mila operates the country’s trunk and access networks. Faced with rising bandwidth demand, Mila will integrate the flexible Carrier Ethernet platforms into its existing backhaul network.

Mila is committed to operate as a progressive carrier in the global arena, said Halldór Guðmundsson, director of network. To meet the stringent requirements of the national carrier, the company chose the long-proven Ethernet over Copper products of Overture to  develop layer 2 optical networks.

Telecommunications providers are seeing a rapid rise in bandwidth demand, prompting them to expand capacity while balancing revenues and expenses. Thus, mobile backhaul solutions that support 3G and 4G data services like 10GigE platforms are increasingly becoming an integral part of modern backhaul network. Vijay Raman, vice president of product management and marketing at Overture , expects continuous growth in in bandwidth pressure as laptops, mobile phones and consoles become more prevalent.

With headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Overture is among the world’s leading provider of Carrier Ethernet backhaul and aggregation solutions, serving 450 providers and network operators around the world. Overture technology enables service providers to leverage Carrier Ethernet to improve profitability and operate in high-capacity Ethernet platform via fiber, copper or TDM. The technology is ideal for cloud computing and mobile communications that rely on smart networks.

In other news, 2DAY Telecom sealed a  long-term capacity agreement with SES, enabling it to expand its GSM backhaul services across Kazakhstan to meet rising demand.

 

[ Mobile Backhaul and Satellite Broadband Strategies in 2012 CommunicAsia Summit ]

 

2DAY Telecom had a 50% increase in capacity utilisation on SES’ NSS-12 satellite , achieving 54 MHz. At such capacity, the GSM operator will be in a better position to deliver mobile communication services across mountainous terrain in Kazakhstan. NSS-12 also supports telecommunications networks.

2DAY Telecom’s parent company, VimpelCom, is a global leader in voice and data services , offering wireless, fixed and broadband technologies in Ukraine, Russia, ,Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Armenia and Cambodia. VimpelCom and its operating companies manage the “Beeline” and “Kyivstar” brands. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the company trades at the New York Stock Exchange.

Satellite Dishes and Solar Panels on Historic Buildings

Satellite Dish On Historic Buildings

keep out solar panels,” he said…
Soulard Bastille Bar in St…

Soulard has 150-year-old homes, mostly redbrick,…
Shingle-size cells are…
She wrote in a report, “The Soulard Historic District Standards, in several ways, indicate that a visually dominant…
already out in some communities…

“I’m just sick to…
Louis’…
Bob Hiscox owns the…
Louis preservation…
Louis man’s effort to put solar panels on the roof of his bar is meeting…
State historic tax credit…
Soulard is a local and national historic district and does…

The revisions…

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in hundreds of TV channels…
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guidelines called for wooden windows…
But Bradley denied the…
Alderwoman Jennifer Florida recently complained that a project in her ward…

“But energy efficiency…
solar panel installation on a street-facing public facade is not compatible with the historic character of the district…
not allow visible panels, regardless of the environmental benefits…
temporary demonstration…
specialist, told the St…
“I…

If the mansard rooflines get broken by panels and…
Communications satellite dishes invite…
times are changi…
Louis architectural historian Michael Allen said many historic guidelines were written four…

adapt, too, they say…
owners of historic buildings find space for things like solar panels and satellite communications dishes…
should be nonnegotiable…
executive director of the Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association…
permanent construction and got 14 pages of signatures from neighbors…
it’s beautif…
my stomach,” Hiscox said…
Soulard neighb…
dishes, some worry the feel of Soulard might change…
Louis Post-Dispatch that so far no one has produced satisfactory guidelines to help…
satellite

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But…”To me,…

Hiscox offered to put up six temporary panels before any…
don’t get th…

Perceptions will…

“Some people don’t like the look of solar,” said Heidi Schoen,…
with some resistance, highlighting a problem that is occurring around the country…
be time to review Soulard’s regulations, which have not been revised since 1991…
districts in New Jersey, California, across the nation,” Reed said…
110-year-old structure for today’s use,” she said…
Solar panels can help property owners…
decades ago and were meant to prevent bad business signs, cheap windows and backyard lean-tos…
couldn’t put in double-paned vinyl windows, despite their energy efficiency…
against his solar panel request…
along with dozens of neighborhood bars and restaurants…
like Hiscox save money and help the environment…

Meanwhile, rehabbers are constantly at odds…

“Nationally, they’ve been dealing with it a lot, in historic…

Betsy Bradley, director of the Cultural Resources Office, said it might. In May, a city board voted 4-2…

are too late for Hiscox…

Advocates and city leaders don’t expect the problem to go…

Ryan…
with city and state guidelines over window replacements…
away, but they say technology will reduce the size of solar panels…

Recommended: Interview with Australia’s Satellite Communications Pioneer, Adrian Ballintine

Satellite Discussions and Forums at CommunicAsia 2012

Communicasia Satellite Forum

Since 2007, Altobridge has deployed its satellite backhauled, solar powered, ‘lite-site’ radio base station solution, on wireless operator…
important to differentiate one’s service offerings from the competition…
However, to do so, wireless operators face 2 key…
whether via 3G dongles or handheld devices, is inevitable…
35 Carrier Identification – Addressing What Has Been Missing in Satellite Communications
Satellite operators, broadcasters, and satellite service providers are grappling with the issue of interference and are key to resolving the issue surrounding it
Recently there have been a number of commercial initiatives designed to…
In such a highly fragmented Asia-Pacific market, it will be…
overview of the various opportunities and challenges of the DTH market in Asia-Pacific
Deepak Mathur, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Asia-Pacific & The Middle East, SES

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30 Comms on the move
Moderator:
Kevin French,…
Executive Officer, SpeedCast Ltd

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International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Wei Li, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult
Zahid Zaheer, Director GMPCS Affairs, Thuraya Telecommunications Company

15…
disruptive new technologies entering into the satellite communications space…
officer and over 46,000 maritime staff by 2020
How using internet to reduce costs and leveraging on maritime ICT applications can drive operational efficiencies
The use of ICT solutions to fill up gaps such as diagnosis over video, bandwidth optimization, traffic acceleration, and real-time communications cost management
Titus Yong, Vice President, SingTel Satellite, Singapore Telecommunications Limited

14…
Pierre-Jean Beylier,Chief…
Discuss where the overall market is going, as well as the impact of…
Vietnam, Indonesia and India
In addition, increasing cost efficiencies to consumers, deregulation and emergence of HD are driving forces behind the content creation transformation that we see today in Asia-Pacific…
presents a major incremental revenue and subscriber growth opportunity for wireless network operators and satellite service providers across South East Asia…
55 Panel Discussion – Emergency Communications
Gregg Daffner, CEO, Gapsat

Panelists:
Yvon Henri, Chief, Space Services Department (Radio Communication Bureau),…
Delegates to proceed for NGNBN and Beyond – The Changing Landscape of the…
The emergence of an increasingly tech-savvy population across Asia is driving up demand for high quality television content, and this trend is readily apparent among the younger demographics in countries such as…
15 Lunch

Keynote Presentation
Ka-band and Australasian satellite growth
NewSat background and Teleports
NewSat’s premium orbital slots
NewSat’s Jabiru Satellite Program
Jabiru-1satellite (Asia, ME and Africa)
Jabiru-2 satellite…
35 Panel Discussion – With Ka on the way, how can service providers develop a multi-band service strategy?
Moderator:
Patrick French, Senior Analyst & Head, Singapore Office, NSR LLC

Panelists:
Dave Bettinger, CTO, iDirect
Doron Elinav, Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Gilat Satellite…
Richard Lord, Chief…
However, despite stiff competition, the…
acquisitions and mergers has increased as a result of consolidation and globalization the market place
Discuss the state of the industry, the key drivers behind this trend, and long-term implications of this consolidation…
(Australasia)
Jabiru-3 satellite (Asia, Africa and ME)
Growth of Ka-band
Growth drivers across Asia
Competition across Asia
NewSat’s key success factors
Adrian Ballintine, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, NewSat Limited

9…
Asia-Pacific region offers unique opportunities for DTH operators…
challenges – affordable power and efficient backhaul infrastructure…
Networks
Patompob(Nile) Suwansiri, Vice President – Marketing & Business Development, Thaicom Public Company Limited
Ramesh Ramaswamy, Assistant Vice President, International Sales and Marketing, Hughes Network Systems
Serge Van Herck, CEO, Newtec
Stefan Jucken, Director Strategic Business Development, ViaSat Inc…
35 Opportunities and Challenges of the DTH market in Asia-Pacific
The growth…
Drawing from up-to-date case study material, Altobridge will outline its tried, tested and proven business case and a positive Return on Investment, for rural mobile…
Many pay-TV content providers are getting into the market, and like developments in Africa and Latin America, most of the demand for capacity is coming…
55 Mobile Broadband for Rural Communities – An Major Opportunity for the Satellite Communications Sector
Rollout of 3G Mobile broadband throughout rural communities,…
services, and how satellite network operators can best overcome them
Key trends and timelines for consumer network satellite services, and how to position for success
Erez Antebi, Chief Executive Officer, Gilat Satellite Networks

9…
platforms: creating reach
Adding value to public institutions: hosted payloads & Public Private Partnerships
Benoit Denis, Manager, Deloitte

12…
CommunicAsia2012 Summit…

15 Morning…
55 Developing Sustainable Growth in the Satellite Communication Industry
Adding value to the consumer: New services
Adding value to…
networks, to bring first-time, mobile voice and data connectivity to rural communities including across Malaysia, Indonesia, The Solomon Islands and Mongolia…
35 The Ka-band Revolution – Meeting the Market Expectation
Expectations for anytime, anywhere mobility services and how satellite is currently positioned meet the need
Main technology and business obstacles to providing winning…
The expansion of mobile broadband connectivity,…
is targeted for specific segments or demographics within the country…
lessen this problem
These initiatives range from training to product quality to the proposed system of carrier identificatio
This session will provide the background and the updates on these initiatives and how satellite users can cooperate and benefit from them
Fred Morris, Vice President, Sales Engineering, Comtech EF Data

14…
Technology Officer, Altobridge

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of Satellite Communications track…
15 Maximizing Business Efficiencies for the Maritime Industry with Satellite Communications and ICT Solutions
3 main areas of changes that have driven technology adoption: crew welfare, operational efficiency and monitoring & control
Capitalising on internet to maximise business efficiencies onboard
Why achieving crew welfare is essential as the industry predicts a shortfall of over 32,000 seniors…
The key to capturing market share will be specialized content that…
Telecommunications Industry and Strategies for the Stakeholders panel discussion

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expansion, through the successful marriage of 2 technologies and sectors – wireless and satellite – demonstrating how both can collaborate and work in tandem for mutually beneficial growth…
satellite30 End of Day 1 of…
Telecommunications Industry and Strategies for the Stakeholders panel discussion

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from DTH
With increased channel offerings and with broadcasters aggressively growing their subscription base, the DTH industry is becoming more competitive…
15 Industry Consolidation through M&A and Private Equity in the Satellite Industry
The current economic climate has seen an acceleration in the pace of M&A activity in the Satellite Communications Industry
The number of…
An example will be superior quality local programs such as local sports, news and entertainment, which requires local production capabilities
This presentation provides an…
25 Afternoon break and Close…
momentum for DTH platforms is highly encouraging, especially in the Asia-Pacific region…
Publisher, Talksatellite

Panelists to be confirmed

Recommended: Potential of China’s Satellite Dish and Broadcast Communications Market

China’s Untapped Satellite Broadcasting and Dish Market

Illegal satellite dishes

Illegal satellite dishes

Economic liberalizations and improvement in income levels in developing countries in Asia are making the region a key part of the growth strategy of global satellite communications vendors. China and India are poised grow into a huge satcom market despite current political and market obstacles. China has more than a billion of inhabitants, and the local economy is the third largest in the world, growing at the fastest rate for the past 30 years. The gray market for cable television is growing in many Chinese cities, which is a good sign of growing middle class population who seek international shows. The black market for cable TV and satellite dishes allows cheap access to BBC, CNN , MTV and the likes.

Analysts estimate the number of illegal satellite dishes in China at around 50-60 million. The black market owed its growth to a regulation that only allows expatriates and hotel operators in the country to use satellite dishes. This regulation has been in place since the early 90s. As of 2008, more than 10 million dishes capable of receiving signals overseas in DVB-S (Digital Video Broadcasting-Satellite) standards got into China. And more than 40 million gray-market dishes were believed to be shipped in metropolitan areas for installation last year.

China DBSAT, known as the second largest operator in Asia, is tasked to act as the gatekeeper to the Chinese market. Founded in 2006, the company operates Zhongxing-9, a joint venture of China Satellite Communications Corp. and Sino Satellite Communications Co., Ltd. With five in-orbit satellites , it provides satellite bandwidth and integrated satellite communications services for government agencies, broadcasting networks, telecommunications providers, and other commercial enterprises. Except AsiaSat and APT Satellite Holdings, non-Chinese satellite communications providers are forbidden from delivering wireless service directly to Chinese end-users.

US has heavily criticized China for its protectionist policy. China has issued tougher measures to regulate the use of satellite dishes, but the black market for satellite dishes is unlikely to dwindle soon. China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has no mandate to enforce compliance across local governments.

According to SARFT, more than  400 million household population are in underserved regions, and an estimated 200 million households with TV but no cable service are getting signals via analog terrestrial transmission or illegal satellite dish or set-top box. Terry Lu, chairman of DVN Group, estimated the country’s digital TV user-base at 250 million. Yet this huge market is not yet fully tapped due to regulatory restrictions.

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