Satellite broadcasters around the world are facing key choices when it comes to selection of frequency and bandwidth. Expansion band options can bring more flexibility but may be accompanied by new operational, transmission, and hardware issues, including the requirement for additional equipment or the concentration of service provision on both the ground and segment sides into what is being termed “managed” as opposed to “raw” capacity.
How this evolution will affect broadcasters remains to be seen. Will managed services fulfill the promise of more efficient support of high bandwidth applications and services, or will broadcasters simply add this option to the existing arsenal of delivery alternatives? What regions will address this opportunity proactively, and where will this option simply remain unavailable?
If you’re interested in learning more about managed and raw capacity, join our panel speaker, John Stolz in room 209AB March 20, 2013 at 10:15am.