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The Bottom Line

Author: Lluc Palerm-Serra (X)

  • The satellite industry is innovating at an extraordinary pace with satellites hosting orders of magnitude more capacity each generation and at much lower bandwidth prices. This is certainly opening new opportunities but, at the end of the day, it is not bandwidth that matters but what can be done with that connectivity. VSAT platforms, and in particular Baseband equipment, conforms the brain of satellite networks, and it must evolve to facilitate the requirements of future applications.

  • An Entire World on the Ground

    Sep 17th, 2017 by Lluc Palerm-Serra   More from this Analyst | Profile

    The satellite industry is at the cusp of a major transformation and, despite attracting less hype than other elements of the industry, the Ground Segment must play a primary role in opening new markets. The opportunity is also extraordinary, according to NSR’S Commercial Satellite Ground Segment 2nd Edition report, with annual equipment revenues surpassing $15.3 billion by 2026. But given the Ground Segment presents many different technology and market trends for each type of equipment,…

  • Satellite Backhaul ‘As a Service’

    Jun 21st, 2017 by Lluc Palerm-Serra   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Mobile Infrastructure is changing rapidly, both technologically and business wise. Introduction of new concepts like SDN/NFV arrive with new business models in which equipment and infrastructure are now offered “As a Service”. What are the implications for satcom, and how can the satellite industry capture growth in this new environment?

    Backhaul will be one of the key drivers for satellite industry growth in the coming years. Growth in the active base, appearance of new use cases or…