The operators of satellites were born in the seventy and Sixties like intergovernmental projects. But to the heat of the liberalization of the telecommunications they were privatized and, from 2000, the capital-risk bottoms of and financial investor have become coveted object of.
Everything aims at that the satellites will live a second boom thanks to the new opportunities on business that are abren to him, like the access to Internet, the television of high resolution, the movable telephony and the demand of the governmental departments.
The increasing broadband demand cannot be assumed in its totality by the operators of terrestrial telecommunications (ADSL or cable), and the satellite can be the suitable way to arrive at rural or remote areas.
The high resolution television already is a reality. In Europe it is emitted in almost 50 channels, and the satellite hopes that the demand goes off of now to 2010. The project of the television by the moving body much less is developed. Not yet it has a defined standard - the EU supports the DVBH- and only there are pilot emissions, but the satellite can be the solution thanks to its frequency band.
Besides the enterprise struggle, Europe and the United States - Galileo against GPS- also faces to impose their positioning system.
(the Country, 13/04/07)