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The objectives of this study are the following: to present an overview of the satcom systems that address the end-user market, including both fixed and mobile services; to highlight the role of satcom systems in the global communications market and to indicate the changes being enforced by advanced technologies and competition; to describe the present European Regulatory Framework along with the future trends and to highlight the role of regulations in the development of the satellite industry; to highlight a number of key issues in the satcom domain related to technology advancements, future trends, major players, competition, commercialization, and globalization; to identify a number of short-term and medium-term wide geographical area applications of the Space Applications Institute (SAI) of JRC, that could be supported effectively by a satcom infrastructure; to provide conclusions and recommendations regarding satellite communications and their use by SAI.

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Authors: EFTHIMEROU M, Intracom SA (GR);KETSELIDIS M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17302 EN (1997) 55pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
Record Number: 199710584 / Last updated on: 1997-05-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en