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Regulatory Reform: Wanted: A Bridge For Africa's Digital Divide Apply: Pretty Much Anywhere In Africa Quote Reference: Vsat, Martin Jarrold 2021 Ohio University

Regulatory Reform: Wanted: A Bridge For Africa's Digital Divide Apply: Pretty Much Anywhere In Africa Quote Reference: Vsat, Martin Jarrold

Online Journal of Space Communication

For Africa, and for the economy of the whole planet, those hundreds of millions of people across the continent who are currently denied reasonable access to even simple voice service represent a vast untapped pool of creativity. This very large and potentially very powerful economic dynamo demands access to more than the simplest tools of communication, and requires the means to unleash the potential productivity of its own knowledge-base into an increasingly connected world. The International Telecommunications Union acknowledges this, as does its sister organisation, the United Nations. The Global VSAT Forum enjoins you to acknowledge it too.


Overview: A+B+C = Vsat, Martin Jarrold 2021 Ohio University

Overview: A+B+C = Vsat, Martin Jarrold

Online Journal of Space Communication

The benefits of VSAT systems and services are being realised in all spheres across the globe, both private and public. Banks, government departments, schools, hospitals, home offices, small enterprises, multi-national corporates, and rural telephony… all sectors are seizing upon the opportunity to get connected through satellite communications.


Overview: Satellite Communication In Ghana - Challenges And Prospects, Kwasi Boateng 2021 Ohio University

Overview: Satellite Communication In Ghana - Challenges And Prospects, Kwasi Boateng

Online Journal of Space Communication

Busy Internet is a Ghanaian ISP that uses satellite connectivity to bring Internet to West Africans. The operations of this ISP illustrate the reliability, versatility and efficiency of, VSAT, (Very Small Aperture Terminal) networks in delivering fast broadband Internet services.


Overview: The View From 22,300 Miles High, David Hartshorn 2021 Ohio University

Overview: The View From 22,300 Miles High, David Hartshorn

Online Journal of Space Communication

Asia's geography, claiming many of the world's highest peaks, has provided a dramatic setting for a climbing expedition that began decades ago, when the satellite communications community took its first step on the lower slopes of the mountain.


Overview: Politics And Technology Converge: Case Studies On The Effects Of Regulatory Reform On Vsat Adoption In Developing Countries, Emmanuel Adugu, Kwasi Boateng, D. Flournoy, Eric Gavua, Wencelous Kaswoswe, Miao Zhang 2021 Ohio University

Overview: Politics And Technology Converge: Case Studies On The Effects Of Regulatory Reform On Vsat Adoption In Developing Countries, Emmanuel Adugu, Kwasi Boateng, D. Flournoy, Eric Gavua, Wencelous Kaswoswe, Miao Zhang

Online Journal of Space Communication

Developing countries are actively implementing satellite data networks, and have undertaken policy reforms to facilitate such networks. This research examines how regulatory changes have resulted in the removal of barriers relating to the deployment of access technologies and growth in connectivity, especially in VSAT installations for low cost Internet access. In addition, this research seeks to identify the socio-economic impact of emerging data network applications in government, business, health and education. In some cases, government offices have been the driver of change; in other cases, businesses have been the ones to initiate and press these developments forward.


Overview: Pipelines Of The Skies, Errol Olivier 2021 Ohio University

Overview: Pipelines Of The Skies, Errol Olivier

Online Journal of Space Communication

Advances in fixed satellite technology are enabling oil and gas concerns to enhance the efficiency of offshore operations with cost-effective voice and data network solutions.


Issue 7: From The Guest Editors, David Hartshorn, Martin Jarrold 2021 Ohio University

Issue 7: From The Guest Editors, David Hartshorn, Martin Jarrold

Online Journal of Space Communication

During the past 15 years, the international satellite communications industry has been developing and refining network solutions such that today, there are more than one million so-called Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) systems installed and operating in more than 120 countries.


Satellite Security And Performance In An Era Of Dual Use, Joseph N. Pelton 2021 Ohio University

Satellite Security And Performance In An Era Of Dual Use, Joseph N. Pelton

Online Journal of Space Communication

Since the mid-1990s the U.S. Government and military forces have placed more and more reliance on commercial satellite systems for military communications of a non-tactical nature. Requirements such as the U.S. Armed Forces Radio and Television require a great deal of bandwidth but do not require any special security protection. Further there are many other forms of communications involving national security or defense systems where a varying degree of security is required. Many of these applications do not require a very high level of "top secret" protection since these communications do involve tactical, strategic or highly classified messages ...


International Guidelines For The Preservation Of Space As A Unique Resource, Phillip D. Anz-Meador 2021 Ohio University

International Guidelines For The Preservation Of Space As A Unique Resource, Phillip D. Anz-Meador

Online Journal of Space Communication

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Space-Based Offensive Weapons: Have Policymakers Discussed This Enough?, Kathleen M. Sweet 2021 Ohio University

Space-Based Offensive Weapons: Have Policymakers Discussed This Enough?, Kathleen M. Sweet

Online Journal of Space Communication

Arguably, one of the most significant global security policy debates of the 21st century is whether the United States and more specifically the Bush Administration should develop and deploy space-based weaponry. The age of space is upon us. But how convinced is the rest of America, the West and potential adversaries of the legitimate need to do so? For almost half a century, the world's space powers have abstained from deploying such weapons as basic unwritten policy. To date, the military has been limited to surveillance, navigation and communications satellites


Overview: Satellite Signal Security: Copyright Protection Korean Dbs Content And Transaction Security, Don Flournoy 2021 Ohio University

Overview: Satellite Signal Security: Copyright Protection Korean Dbs Content And Transaction Security, Don Flournoy

Online Journal of Space Communication

As a result of new developments in broadband communication, residential users, office workers and those who move from place to place have more ways to access the programming and services they want when they want them.


Overview: Space Security: Possible Issues And Potential Solutions, Ziad I. Akir 2021 Ohio University

Overview: Space Security: Possible Issues And Potential Solutions, Ziad I. Akir

Online Journal of Space Communication

Space communication has become an integral component of our overall global telecommunication infrastructure. Satellites are being used for telecommunication, business, entertainment, education, Internet, navigation, remote sensing, imaging, and weather forecasting.

Satellites are also providing backup communication capabilities when terrestrial communication is interrupted in cases such as earthquakes or other natural (or unnatural) disasters. The September 11th events in 2001 demonstrated the value of redundant satellite systems in supporting rescue efforts.


Overview: The Increasing Threat To Satellite Communications, Sean Patrick Bain 2021 Ohio University

Overview: The Increasing Threat To Satellite Communications, Sean Patrick Bain

Online Journal of Space Communication

Communication security has been a priority since the beginning of recorded history. The survival of human cultures has always relied on the use of accurate information transported over distances. The interception of this information, preventing its reception or its misuse, can alter the course of nations. As technology advances, so too does the threat to modern satellite communication. The methods of interfering with or intercepting satellite signals are numerous and need to be better understood.

As has been demonstrated by a small team of undergraduate students, the capability to intercept the nation's communication satellite signals is no longer limited ...


Issue 6: From The Guest Editor, Kathleen Sweet 2021 Ohio University

Issue 6: From The Guest Editor, Kathleen Sweet

Online Journal of Space Communication

Guest editor introduction.


Issue 5: Contributors, Bruce Elbert 2021 Ohio University

Issue 5: Contributors, Bruce Elbert

Online Journal of Space Communication

List of issue 5 contributors.


Structural Reform For It Competitiveness In Japan, Kei Hata 2021 Ohio University

Structural Reform For It Competitiveness In Japan, Kei Hata

Online Journal of Space Communication

Five years ago, in order to publicize the necessity for the Japanese government to have an Information Technology policy that until then was largely ignored, as a member of the House of Counselors of the Japanese Diet, I created an urgent proposal and presented it to Prime Minister Hashimoto.


Bridging The Digital Divide: Towards A New Paradigm, Virgil Labrador 2021 Ohio University

Bridging The Digital Divide: Towards A New Paradigm, Virgil Labrador

Online Journal of Space Communication

My direct experience in the "digital divide" was when I was marketing director for a band-new state-of-the-art program origination and satellite transmission facility in Singapore seven years ago in 1996. Our first and anchor client was the highly successful Discovery Network--which housed in our facility the first all-digital channel to the Asia-Pacific market.


Bridge Over Troubled Skies: Satellite Broadband And The Digital Divide, Phillip L. Spector 2021 Ohio University

Bridge Over Troubled Skies: Satellite Broadband And The Digital Divide, Phillip L. Spector

Online Journal of Space Communication

A few years ago, at the height of the Internet boom, pundits often spoke of "Internet time." They meant many things by this reference, but certainly there was a recognition that a key strength of the Internet is the fast communications speeds involved. While the concept of "Internet time" has faded somewhat with the bloom on the Internet rose, it is still the case that ever-increasing numbers of Americans and others in the world have access to high-speed Internet services. Through this access, they are able to refer quickly to a myriad of resources that have made the Internet an ...


The Digital Divide… Teach A Man To Fish!, Vince Waterson 2021 Ohio University

The Digital Divide… Teach A Man To Fish!, Vince Waterson

Online Journal of Space Communication

Recently Kim Hak-Su, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) that co-organized the regional conference together with the Japanese Government and other collaborators, acknowledged that more work is needed. "The Tokyo Declaration is directional", he said. "We need more meetings".


Strengthening Access To Communications Policy & Regulatory Guidelines For Satellite Services, David Hartshorn 2021 Ohio University

Strengthening Access To Communications Policy & Regulatory Guidelines For Satellite Services, David Hartshorn

Online Journal of Space Communication

This work is designed to help bridge the "Regulatory Divide" that continues to thwart end users' efforts to obtain affordable communications. From tele-medicine to distance learning to rural telecenters to disaster recovery to enterprise networks, the satellite industry is offering not only telecommunications solutions for the "have nots", but also the regulatory tools to enable the public sector to fulfill their policy objectives.


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