Global - Broadband - Wireless - Ka-Band Satellite - Players & Projects


The C and Ku Bands are the most common frequency spectra used by commercial satellites. There is also a host of specialised carriers as well as new smaller ventures. Key activities are the provision of earth terminals, data broadcasting and ISP services. Broadcasters and other media organisations will need to refocus away from digital satellite television towards Internet Most new services have been delayed as there are real questions about the future of broadband satellites. Overviews are provided on the proposed new projects. This report was archived in 2004. For more recent events, see the Global - Wireless Broadband - Ka-Band Satellite report.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Related reports
  • 3. What is Ka-Band
  • 4. Major players
    • 4.1 DirecPC and Echostar
      • 4.1.1 Developments in 2004
    • 4.2 Teledesic
      • 4.2.1 Teledesic history
      • 4.2.2 Teledesic technology
      • 4.2.3 Celestri (incorporated into Teledesic)
    • 4.3 SkyBridge
    • 4.4 Europe*Star
    • 4.5 Spaceway
    • 4.6 Astrolink (Suspended)
    • 4.7 WildBlue
    • 4.8 Cyberstar

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Status Archived

Last updated 19 Dec 2004
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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