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Author: Jose Del Rosario (X)

  • What’s Special About V-band?

    Jan 14th, 2018 by Jose Del Rosario   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Apart from being lightly licensed and allocated, very little in-fact.  Being in a higher frequency range compared to Ku-band or Ka-band, V-band is more susceptible to rain fade, presenting technical and market challenges compared to current solutions.  More importantly, apart from experimental payloads and systems on the ground to support such trials, ecosystem development in terms of equipment on the RF and antenna side have not been fully developed.

    So why does NSR forecast…

  • Fixing Up the FSS Market

    Sep 07th, 2017 by Jose Del Rosario   More from this Analyst | Profile

    When looking at future growth opportunities for satellite operators, most revenue growth will come from HTS, with this corresponding to the significant amount of HTS capacity entering the market over the coming years. However, as NSR shows in its Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 14th Edition, nearly 90% of satellite telecom revenues today come from traditional FSS C-band/Ku-band/Ka-band (i.e. non-HTS capacity). Furthermore, while this figure will decline to around 40% of all…

  • The phrase high throughput satellite can at times understate the extent to which HTS technology is indeed a great leap forward for satcom. Traditional FSS widebeam satellites have tended to see a capacity of around 20-50x 36 MHz transponder equivalents (TPEs), which equates to between ~1 and ~5 Gbps of capacity. High throughput satellites, on the other hand, oftentimes see capacity exceeding 30-40 Gbps, and in some instances capacity of over 100 Gbps.

    Clearly, if all capacity is created…