Northern Sky Research

The Bottom Line

Author: Alan Crisp (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 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…

  • Some of the world’s largest untapped ore, oil, and gas deposits lie underneath the Arctic, with this for years having been touted as a potential opportunity for international and national oil companies, and mining companies alike. Despite myriad challenges to access these resources, this nonetheless represents a potentially large long-term demand source for communications infrastructure. With the sparse and challenging nature of Arctic geography, will satellite be a perfect fit for the…