Flat-panel phased-array antennas for satellite broadband: Here’s the state of play

by Peter B. de Selding

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — The future growth of the satellite communications industry in transitioning from a niche to a mass market for mobile broadband in large part rests on the shoulders of the ground-antenna manufacturers.

How can they break through what Advantech Wireless Chief Executive David Gelerman called the “chicken-and-egg situation: To you get large volumes you need low cost, and to get low cost you need large volumes”?

Numerous antenna builders — AvL Technologies, Kymeta, Phasor, C-Com Satellite Systems and Newtec in addition to Advantech — addressed . . .

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