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  • The satcom market is rife with innovative ideas and constellations targeting backhaul, mobility, consumer broadband and government verticals. In response to this proliferation of business models, traditional satellite operators are getting involved in various capacities to tap into the demand landscape, which can be accessed through LEO or MEO fleets. These GEO-MEO-LEO tie-ups occur while operators are already undertaking aggressive GEO capacity expansion plans, leading to highly complex…

  • Cellular backhaul is expected to be one of the fundamental growth pillars in the satellite industry. Gone are the days when satellite was just a last resort solution for Universal Service Obligations with negligible returns for Mobile Operators. The interest from Mobile Operators to adopt satellite solutions has grown based on new capabilities and new use cases. What are these new use cases boosting the new wave of growth and how should satellite offers adapt?

    Satellite backhaul will…

  • Charting IFC Success

    Jun 8th, 2017 by Claude Rousseau   More from this Analyst | Profile

    High passenger expectations for quality inflight connectivity (IFC) at the right price are still front and center, and the road to success in providing it remains a long and winding path. Many positive signs point to more decisions from airlines to adopt better IFC solutions in this most visible satcom growth market; but it is still a difficult road to fulfill the promise it has held for many years now.

    Measured Success

    NSR’s Aeronautical Satcom Markets, 5th Edition report found…