…written by Peter B. De Selding January 7, 2022…
PARIS — Ground station capacity providers KSAT, Microsoft Azure Space, RBC Signals, SSC and Viasat RTE are in
full-throttle expansion as large sums of cash are invested in new satellites and constellations.
All of them are moving toward cloud-based virtual operations as customers demand a broader range of service.
Azure Space’s Kitay said Microsoft had established relationships with KSat and with Viasat RTE and is active in
promoting industry standardization with an as part of an industry group called DIFI — the Digital Intermediate
Frequency Interoperability Consortium — support standards for the virtualization of modems.