One irreversible and accelerating trend is operators gravitating towards increasing levels and layers of managed services, now also with cloud tie-ins, adds NSR. “Operators are extending their roles in network infrastructure, management, and provisioning. So, outside broadcast, satellite bandwidth pricing is shifting away from megahertz and megabits per second denominations, and moving toward custom service.
M2M and IoT over satellite have mainly been implemented in cargo and transport applications, as well as in energy markets. However, one application (agriculture) is expected to buck the existing trend and achieve outsized returns…how can operators capture this growth, and excel in this increasingly competitive market?