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Archive: December 2015 (X)

  • Satellite Data Traffic Explosion

    Dec 8th, 2015 by Lluc Palerm-Serra   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Terabit satellites, LEO mega-constellations, subscribers counted in millions, flexible data caps, OTT over satellite… Recent announcements in the satellite industry hint at an explosion in data volumes. But are these expectations part of the current “Silicon Valley” fever, or is there evidence supporting these prospects? In the recently released VSAT and Broadband Satellite Markets, 14th Edition Report, NSR forecasts data volume for Satellite Fixed Broadband to grow at a CAGR of 27% over…

  • Designing GovMilSatCom 2.0

    Dec 3rd, 2015 by Brad Grady   More from this Analyst | Profile

    As we close the books on 2015, Government and Military planners are starting the process of designing next-generation government and military satcom networks – with many questions: how much commercial, how much jam protection & resiliency, and fundamentally, how much do we spend... or pay for it?  Amongst all of these plans, they almost all include a role for the satellite communications industry – be it from providing end-to-end managed services to ‘flying the birds.’

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  • Over the past year or so, one of the questions most frequently posed to NSR by clients, industry insiders, conference attendees, and others in the know, has been, “what happens to the traditional FSS satellites in the face of all this HTS? Won’t most data applications migrate over to lower cost per bit and better efficiencies offered by HTS payloads?”

    The short answer is yes. Moving forward, NSR expects traditional FSS payloads to focus much more on point-to-multipoint applications;…