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Terminal Innovation: Leveraging Satellite’s Mobility Sweetspot

Thursday, 13 May 2021

3:00 pm UK time / 10:00 am US Eastern time

On-the-Move (OTM) and mobile applications are a market sweet spot for Satellite communications (SATCOM). While ships, ‘planes, trains and tactical platforms are sometimes able to connect to high-speed terrestrial services SATCOM connections are critical to providing a reliable level of service and frequently a SATCOM connection is the only viable solution.

The aviation and maritime markets have seen some exciting innovations over the past few years as High-Throughput satellite service offers worked to offer bandwidth to mobile platforms. One example is how advances in RF components and signal processing have made it possible to provide reliable high-speed SATCOM links to helicopters. Rotary aircraft represent a relatively unexplored market segment for SATCOM that is expect to grow from historically near zero to thousands of terminals in the next three to five years.

Advances in customer expectations for connectivity have increased the demand and performance expectations for aviation and maritime services to rival the end-user expectations for terrestrial services. Maritime service providers supporting both consumer cruise lines and the larger merchant and fishing fleet operations all expect increasing demand for throughput and global coverage.

Our roundtable participants are globally recognizable as industry leaders in designing, building and deploying aviation and maritime SATCOM terminals ranging from compact aviation terminal solutions for manned and unmanned platforms to high-capacity gateways serving thousands of cruise ship customers.

The panelist will offer their views on the technology trends that affect their current business and effect of the envisioned technologies including electronically steerable antennas and the role of transportable terminals in support of much anticipated non-GEO satellite networks.

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