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Author: Lluc Palerm-Serra (X)

  • MNOs & Satellite: Best “Frenemies”

    Nov 29th, 2017 by Lluc Palerm-Serra   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Consumer Broadband has emerged as a “killer app” for the satellite industry with millions of subscribers to be added around the globe in the coming years. Much criticism has been posed over the sustainability of the model and how mobile operators might turn to be a major threat given its competing broadband products. However, the truth is these are complementary (rather than competing) offers, and satcom has a terrific opportunity to reach mass broadband markets both directly and via…

  • 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,…