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LEO & MEO Broadband Satellite Mobility Markets

PUBLISHED: August 2022

Available Licenses: Corporate: $5,995

  • Report Summary
  • Key Features
  • Table of Contents
  • Supporting Articles

NSR’s LEO & MEO Broadband Satellite Mobility Markets report (LMBSMM) assesses the ‘big question’ faced by the satellite communications industry today- what is the impact of current or emerging Non-GEO HTS satellite constellations? NSR’s LMBSMM provides recommendations for service providers, and satellite operators to understand key messages resonating most with end-users to help improve their market positioning.  

NSR’s LEO & MEO Broadband Satellite Mobility Markets report (LMBSMM) offers a detailed analysis of both LEO and MEO orbits using Ku and Ka-bands. These systems by their global nature have the potential of bringing significant capacity to oceans and other traditionally under-connected regions – disrupting a traditionally GEO-centric market that is still undergoing a transition from wide-beam FSS architectures to spot-beam GEO-HTS infrastructure. 

Overall, NSR’s LMBSMM provides business-critical insights and analytics for the how, where, and why of these LEO & MEO options and their influence on the 10-year outlook for Ku- and Ka-band Broadband Mobility Markets. 


This Report does not answer the question of “LEO viability”, nor does it provide specific market shares or projections around each of these leading Non-GEO HTS constellations. While these are other key considerations around the Non-GEO HTS market, those questions are answered elsewhere in NSR’s library of research. 

Who Should Purchase this Report

  • Investors looking to understand and spotlight impacts or opportunities for LEO & MEO services in commercial mobility end-user segments 
  • Investors and financial institutions 
  • End-users looking to benchmark their current connectivity roadmaps 
  • Strategy, planning and business intelligence teams with satellite operators 
  • Product or vertical managers at Satellite Service Providers 
  • Satellite manufacturers and integrators 
  • Data analytics companies 
  • Distributors, Service Providers, Retailers and Resellers of Satellite Services 
  • Network Operators 

Covered in this Report 

  • Assesses the opportunity for Non-GEO-HTS connectivity from commercial Aeronautical, Land-Mobile, and Maritime End-users 
  • Examines the key factors driving end-user adoption and/or migration from exiting GEO-based solutions 
  • Highlights the key LEO & MEO HTS providers approaching this market
  • Analysis of the LEO & MEO HTS provider path to market 
  • Evaluates the where, when, and how of GEO keeping competitive in the longer term 
  • Compiled viewpoint of the commercial mobility opportunity from an In-Service unit, Capacity Demand and Revenue component, split by each mobility end-user segment (Aero, Land, Maritime) 

This report leverages the following sources of information, published in 2022

Aeronautical Satcom Markets, 10th Edition Land Mobile via Satellite (LMvS10) Maritime satcom markets- maritime users to increase satellite constellations spending
GSCSD19 Global Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Markets, 12th Ed


Table of Contents

Executive Summary

1. State of Non-GEO in Mobility Markets
…..1.1 LEO Review
…..1.2 Key Non-GEO HTS Players
…..1.3 Supply Picture

2. Market Challenges
…..2.1 Key End-user Questions
…..2.2 Service Provider Paradigm
…..2.3 Satellite Operator Dilemma

3. Mobility Market Forecasts
…..3.1 Retail Revenues by Orbit and Sub-Segment
…..3.2 Non-GEO HTS Retail Revenues by Region
…..3.3 In-Service Units
…..3.4 HTS Capacity Demand by Orbit and Segment
…..3.5 Bottom Line

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