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  • havenger2001 havenger2001 Feb 11, 2013 8:28 PM Flag

    The Architecture of a Global Media Empire

    1. Broadcast Centers in US (Primary/Secondary/Tertiary) (Ground Segment/Broadcaster)
    2. Inter-Sat Link across the Clark Belt in both GEO and Spotbeam sats(Space Segment)
    3. Ground Signal Collection across countries combined into Ground Relay Stations (RF) and Ethernet Routing Server (Ground Segment/Collector/Relay) (unmanned).
    4. Customers' Set-top box with DVR/Ethernet/WiMax/4G/LTE/RF/Sat capabilities (Users' Segment)

    One signal would travel across the globe within a couple seconds. No need to worry about Rain fade, in-home sat server/converter/distribution, signal obstruction ...

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    • Using the spiral approach model, Dish doesn't need to implement # 2 to span its signal across the globe. He could just start out within the US market and/or N. America. However, Charlie would need #3 to carry it out which Dish seems to lack the expertise. This explains why Dish would need to buy Clearwire (Plan A) to acquire both expertise and spectrum.
      Should he fail with Plan A, he would still have Plan B, however. Plan C would be to partner with AT&T, but the deal would become more complicated

 
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