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Category: Hybrid & Emerging Applications (X)

  • When most businesses first dabble with machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) communications, the first solution that comes to mind isn’t satellite, but cellular-based options from Vodafone, Verizon or Kore Telematics, to name a few. Why then, are satellite M2M products not in decline despite having a single-digit share of the overall M2M market, with terrestrial services enjoying a continually growing footprint, ever-increasing data speeds and lowering data costs? And…

  • With Airbus Defence and Space announcing it will add DMCii satellite imagery to its portfolio, and add up to 10 million km2 of data per day, one has to wonder where the incentive is to offer more low resolution imagery.  The question is central since this market will face the frontal assault of free data from various government programs in the coming years.  

    As NSR indicated in its recently released Satellite-Based Earth Observation, 6th Edition report, the low-resolution EO data…

  • After receiving a hit with very few contracts from the U.S. Government’s National GeoSpatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), Europe’s largest EO data provider, EADS Astrium, seems to have set sail east to Asia where demand for EO satellites and imagery is growing across the board.

    Driven by intensifying needs for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to keep an ‘eye’ on possible threats from terrorists of possible conflict areas, NSR expects that yearly data market revenues will grow…