COTM + SOTM—More mobility, more bandwidth — meeting government requirements By Dwight Hunsicker, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Government Solutions, Globecomm

In the world today, there is a constant need for information, intelligence and awareness — this is particularly true for military forces who may be deployed anywhere, from large cities to the most remote locations — this is where Communications-On-The Move (COTM) and SATCOM-On-The-Move (SOTM) come into play. Deployments may be sized from small teams to enterprise-level divisions numbering in the thousands. Satellite network technologies can provide the services, capabilities and infrastructures to furnish U.S. Government customers with connectivity services anywhere in the world in a highly secure and resilient manner. Read coverage

Taming the 5G Beast—A Globecomm Focus

There is a hungry beast lurking in the shadows of the mobile telecommunications market — network engineers are starting to realize that the good old ways of taming this beast are losing their power. The beast goes by the name 5G and is extremely hungry for network capacity. The best hope of taming this beast relies on an innovative application of satellite technology in the communication mix. Read coverage

5G Front and Backhaul demand a hybrid network solution

What drives the capacity beast? Traffic! According to GSMA, 4G mobile connections surpassed one billion in 2015. Additionally, 3 billion LTE devices are expected to ship by 2020, doubling the quantity in 2017. Although 4G connections represented only 26% of mobile connections in 2016, they accounted for 69% of mobile data traffic, because a 4G connection generates six times more traffic than earlier generations. IoT (Internet of Things) devices continue to grow in size and scale and together with smartphone use, will ensure that data traffic will continue to grow rapidly. But the coming 5G launch, with speeds between 1 and 10 Gbps, will create a network backhaul demand 100 times greater than what we see today. Read coverage

The Disaster Recovery Acid Test— By Dwight Hunsicker, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Globecomm Government

The hurricane season of fall 2017 will be remembered for a long time. The major hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, roared through the southeastern United States and the Caribbean. Many companies and government agencies rushed to help. Reestablishment of communications to these areas became crucial to redefining the supply routes. One company, in particular, was one of the first responders to make this happen — Globecomm. Read coverage

Training 12,000 Employees Via the Cloud — A Globecomm case in point

The Challenge — to replace a legacy satellite distance learning platform with a state-of-the-art system that would make training content available anywhere at any time, mix live and pre-recorded content in an easy-to-navigate format and deliver significant cost savings. The Solution — Globecomm Tempo enterprise distance learning streaming platform provides managed video as a service (MVaas) for secure delivery of live and on-demand content across corporate networks and the public internet. Read coverage