What is a BUC?
The basic architecture of a conventional satellite terminal is based on the historical desire to make the most open and free construction. Over the years, this concept has developed global…

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Iridium and Thuraya - MSUA Innovation Leaders
Iridium (Iridium Communication Inc.) announced on May 7, 2019 that Iridium Certus was awarded the “Best Communication Platform” at the annual MSUA (Mobile Satellite Users Association) event in the satellite…

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Iridium GMDSS in a first-person interview
The safety of sea-going sailors is a top priority. The Global Maritime Distress Communication System (GMDSS) was established more than twenty years ago to ensure an adequate level of maritime…

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How to choose a satellite dish

A guide on how to choose a satellite dish, and which antenna is best.
A satellite dish is the easiest way to provide broadband Internet access and other services anywhere in the world, both stationary and in dynamics – for example, when traveling by car.

satellite dish TV So that you can watch your favorite TV channels in the cabin of your yacht, several dozens of high-tech communication and broadcasting satellites revolve around the planet in various orbits. All of them work in different ranges, with different polarization and with different bandwidth.
To figure out what is really necessary from the equipment for reliable signal reception, and also to understand how to choose a satellite dish, which is better: active, passive, external, circular, omnidirectional, or it is better to make a satellite dish yourself – it is often difficult for the user. Since the passive and active satellite systems are designed for fundamentally different purposes, and it has not yet been possible to create a full-fledged omnidirectional satellite antenna due to the large distances between the antenna and the satellite, without a specialist it is often impossible to make a choice and verify the technical compatibility of all components. Continue reading

Distribution of audience by type of reception

How will the audience of 4.5 “satellite” households be distributed by reception type from January next year? According to forecasts based on a March study, the distribution will be as follows.

620 thousand (14%) will remain subscribers of satellite “free” television and believe that those TV channels that can be further watched in FTA mode will be enough for them. However, it cannot be ruled out that at least some of these people will change their minds over the course of 2020.

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About satellite encoding on KYIV MEDIA WEEK

How ready is the industry for X-Day? How aware are the viewers of the upcoming changes? Are they willing to pay for satellite TV? What are the plans of those who are not ready to pay? How will the audience be redistributed between platforms? These and other issues were addressed by the report of the Executive Director of the “1 + 1 Media” Group, Director of Pay TV and a member of the Management Board of the group, Yaroslav Pakholchuk, presented to him at the conference “Television as Business”, held in the framework of KYIV MEDIA WEEK 2019.

As noted by Yaroslav Pakholchuk, already on August 29, an information campaign was launched in Continue reading

Inmarsat strengthens leadership in the Arctic region
Satellite operator Inmarsat, positioning itself as the sole leader in the field of seamless global satellite communications, but experiencing constant and serious competition from such market players as Iridium and…

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Iridium shows significant growth potential despite modest reporting
Shares of satellite operator Iridium Communications fell slightly after the company reported mixed results for the second quarter of 2018. Shares of telecommunications companies, including Iridium, fell this year, as…

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Satellite operator Iridium helped in a difficult expedition
At the end of 2018, National Geographic journalist Mateusz Veligora ventured to conquer the elements and try to become the first person in the world to go alone through the…

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What is LNB?
The acronym LNB stands for Low Noise Block. This device is installed in front of a satellite dish, which receives a very low signal and amplifies it, changes the signal…

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