Future Satcom Procurements: Diversification on the Horizon
As fiscal year 2017 financials trickled in, it was clear that the impact of a changing market and pricing declines continues to hit the bottom line of commercial satellite operators. Operators are being forced to re-evaluate decisions on multiple levels; from which applications to target, partners to engage, and satellites to order. There are two main paths for satcom operators as they weigh future procurements: to reduce risk and optimize CAPEX, or to boost capabilities and competitiveness. The holy grail, of course, is to accomplish both.