Euroconsult states that growth in the fixed satellite market has remained strong despite the adverse economic environment. According to their latest forecast, the fixed satellite sector grew in terms of both transponder demand (+9%) and overall revenues (+10.7%) representing a peak in the current decade. Digital entertainment and emerging digital markets remain the primary growth drivers, with corporate networks, military communications and broadband access uptake also contributing to growth.
Our August Satellite and mmWave themed issue is live online today with the cover feature focusing on the Mil SatCom Capacity Crunch. It includes survey responses from companies in the RF/microwave industry on what sectors are growing, what new products they are releasing and programs to help else the capacity crunch. There is also a nice article on Wireless HDTV solutions and the state of the industry and standards. The author, Dr. Jonathan Wells, is also our expert for the monthly Expert Advice column writing about the GigaBit mmWave Superhighway. To go with the issue this month is our supplement Military Microwaves. Check out these features and the other articles in this issue along with the monthly “MWJ Puzzler” technical cross word puzzle.