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Archive: October 2017 (X)

  • The M2M/IoT via satellite market has traditionally been one of low data rates, providing M2M end users with tremendous value from small data packets for the purposes of location tracking, temperature monitoring and myriad other applications. Traditionally most M2M usage has consumed very miniscule amounts of data, compared to nearly all other kinds of applications, most notably consumer broadband. Without any TCP/IP overhead required for many satellite M2M/IoT systems, most applications…

  • The Asian satellite telecom market has for some time been relatively fragmented. Several countries with comparatively small populations, or comparatively small economies, or both, have launched their own satellites, with these programs having varying levels of commercial motivation. However, due to spectrum rights and legacy of the Big Four, among others, these national players have historically represented a relatively small piece of overall capacity supply in the region.

    Moving…

  • The satellite-based M2M market is a comparatively small percentage of the overall market for M2M services.  However, with tens of billions of M2M devices expected to be brought into existence over the coming decade, the overall number of satellite-based M2M devices has potential to be significant.

    As NSR examines in its M2M and IoT via Satellite, 8th Edition study, much of this market is currently addressed by GEO players such as Inmarsat, and established Non-GEO players such as Iridium…