Sunday, March 19, 2006

Two Articles on Growing Role of Satellites in the Mobile Industry

A couple of lengthy pieces on the growing role of satellites in the mobile industry. The first by Northern Sky Research looks at how satellites are becoming a key enabler for next generation mobile TV networks such as MediaFLO, Satellite-DMB (S-DMB), and DVB-H+.

The other article from ARCchart is from Caroline Gabriel at Rethink Research. Gabriel writes about past failures in mobile satellite services, such as Iridium, and examines "Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV) hooking up with Boeing to create a $1bn network – one that could, in theory at least, challenge mobile WiMAX operators in some of their markets, and which is already said to be vying with WiMAX for the affections of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, who is looking for a broadband data strand to add to its satellite television services."