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Archive: November 2012 (X)

  • Since the first edition of NSR’s Earth Observation (EO) report, data resellers and value-added service (VAS) providers regularly identify access to sub-meter optical data as a recurrent hurdle. In parallel, while large EO contracts dominate the headlines (and revenues), NSR believes that a consequent market potential resides in smaller and sustainable needs from commercial end-users.

    Usually small commercial end-user imagery contracts used to have low priority levels, facing difficulties…

  • Assessing FSS Operator Backlog

    Nov 16th, 2012 by Jose Del Rosario   More from this Analyst | Profile

    NSR’s Satellite Operator Financial Analysis, 2nd Edition study is the industry’s only independent analysis of key financial metrics for the leading fixed satellite services (FSS) operators. This study assesses and ranks each publicly reporting FSS operator by eighteen financial metrics comparing end of year 2011 results to those from 2010.

    One particularly interesting assessment is that of FSS operator backlog as well as their ratio of Years of Backlog to Annual Revenues. For 2011, NSR…

  • FSS Market Share Leader Board

    Nov 14th, 2012 by Jose Del Rosario   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Market share in the FSS segment can be measured in any number of ways including total revenues or fleet size. One additional metric, used in NSR’s Global Assessment of Satellite Supply & Demand 9th Edition study, is market share based on total leased commercial capacity either in terms of C-, Ku- and widebeam Ka-band transponders for the classic FSS segment or by Gbps of capacity in the emerging High Throughput Satellite (HTS) segment.

    For the end of year 2011, NSR once again conducted a…