The flat panel antenna industry is facing some fundamental challenges that need to be addressed:
1. So far, flat panel antennas have not met both cost and performance requirements of satellite operators.
2. Customer expectations are high and occasionally not realistic – this naturally leads to disappointment with levels of service.
3. Clarification is needed as to which performance data satellite operators require - different operators have different requirements.
4. Testing is costly and complex.
In this session we will discuss what needs to be done to address this situation, and outline progress being made by SIG and SOMAP together with manufacturers.