In the traditional satcom business case dominated by video, the satellite and the orbital position were the core differentiators (multicast advantage, platform effects on DTH and Video Distribution). However, in a world that is increasingly dominated by data, raw satellite capacity is commoditizing and the new entities driving growth are networks. This has tremendous implications.
Video is that largest consumer of bandwidth today and will increase exponentially over the long term –streaming video that is, not linear TV. As the industry moves from video in terms of cord-cutting to streaming data, the satellite play is still unclear when it comes to supporting services such as Netflix or Hulu. Today, there.
The use of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in the commercial world is still nascent and growing with drone technologies developing rapidly, be it with payload, energy or autonomous capabilities. Amongst the many applications being explored with UAS, ranging from delivery services to infrastructure development, imaging stands out as the frontrunner with a high interest.
Historically, Government & Military satcom markets have suffered from terminal troubles – too costly for AEHF, delayed for MUOS, a mismatch between terminal and frequency/network capabilities, etc. The list is as extensive as the terminal inventory of the U.S. Government, which is stated to be in the tens of thousands. Quite simply, the terminal trouble.
There has been significant industry focus on the connected car via satellite, and whether satellite can have a significant role to play with private and government vehicles. However, what is oftentimes missing from the debate, is the prospect for connected trains and buses to be served via satellite. While the broadband connected car will present.