Over the past seven years, satellite capacity pricing has maintained a year-on-year downward spiral, primarily driven by the imbalance in supply-demand dynamics and the transition to High Throughput Satellites (HTS) with better unit economies. However, since 2020, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, satellite capacity pricing negotiations have become increasingly intricate as service providers.
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.
Historians point out that a common effect of pandemics is the acceleration of trends already underway. This concept may well apply to high-profile satcom players filing for Chapter-11 during 2020, all within a relatively short period of time; a scenario previously foreseen but precipitated by the pandemic. The emergence of LEO mega-constellations also exhibited accelerated.
“NSR’s latest report, Satellite Capacity Pricing Index, 7th Edition (2021) finds capacity price declines decelerating in 2021, with the global mean price index declining by ~5-6% in Q1 2021, in contrast to ~13% in Q1 2020. This decline is projected to slow further in 2022, with signs of inflation-adjusted price stabilization across several regions, bands, and.
Hybrid Architectures Key to Winning Big as Market Dramatically Shifts Cambridge, MA – July 17, 2019 – – NSR’s Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Services, 9th Edition (SMLS9) report published today forecasts a $225 B market opportunity over the next decade, driven by Situational Awareness and Earth Observation markets. Despite the hype created by smallsat LEO.