Interview with Serge Van Herck, CEO at Newtec, about cutting costs in the satellite industry.
Serge Van Herck points out that everybody in our industry agrees that we have to reduce costs and do so at different levels:
1) costs of satellite launches,
2) costs of satellites
3) and even more important to reduce the costs of satellite transmissions
The latter is already possible with the help of the upcoming extensions to the DVB-S2 Standard. Already today, efficiency gains of up to 20 - 37% are quite easy to achieve with Newtec's S2 Extension technologies.
Serge is also answering the question why standards are important to further drive costs down.