The VSAT challenge – be more like Inmarsat?

It’s DigitalShip Athens this week and a welcome chance to take the temperature of the comms market over two days of speeches, debate and I suspect, just a little alcohol. Looking at the programme, one might expect a little unfriendly rivalry between the L-band and VSAT fraternities. Except that for the most part, the latter [more…]

A series of giant (and highly theoretical) leaps

Catching up on my recent pile of back-reading, the Economist’s October 26th issue stands out. With features spanning Brazil’s pre-salt oilfield auction, the emergence of a new generation of low-tax, high-return ‘pass-through’ US corporations and an article on interstellar trade, it was a cracking issue. The fact that it illustrated the piece on pass-through structures [more…]