Northern Sky Research

The Bottom Line

Author: Alan Crisp (X)

  • Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWA, or LPWAN) have been thrown onto the telecommunications scene over the last couple of years, promising to revolutionize the way that IoT and M2M devices communicate with not only a central server or management platform, but also with each other. With increasing numbers of these networks becoming established globally, what impact will this have on satellite based M2M technologies?

    The largest contenders in the LPWAN space are Sigfox, and LoRa Alliance,…

  • Up to this point, the core focus of M2M via satellite has been its industrial applications – most notably land transport, aviation and maritime. However, a lot of buzz has been generated recently about the potential for satellite to address consumer based IoT applications. Thus, NSR’s M2M and IoT via Satellite, 7th Edition report, includes analysis and forecasts the consumer IoT segments.

    Cisco expects to see 50 billion Internet connected devices in 2020, which looks conservative…

  • UltraHD is seen as cutting edge technology – one which provides a more immersive customer experience, and is expected to open up new revenue streams for manufacturers, pay TV platforms, and satellite operators alike. However, there is currently debate on the long-term picture for UltraHD – some envisage either a comprehensive range of channels like HD offers many countries today, a small but increasing niche, or a repeat of the downfall of 3D content.

    The UltraHD end-game differs between…