NSR’s latest report, Satellite Capacity Pricing Index, 6th Edition (2020) finds capacity pricing declines decelerating in 2020, with the global mean price index declining by ~13% in Q1 2020, in contrast to ~17% in Q1 2019.
The last few years have seen increased optical activity as network operators look to new technologies as an emerging alternative to RF. Optical is expected to address challenges of the RF comms ecosystem, especially around data rates, link availability, reliability and security.
M&A activity in the VSAT platform segment has been very dynamic in the last several months. After iDirect/Newtec fired the starting gun, Comtech conducted a series of acquisitions including UHP and Gilat.