Satellite operators are at a crossroads due to a rapid revolution in satellite capacity provisioning worldwide. The satellite capacity industry was originally dominated by recurring, high-margin video applications, but its focus has now shifted to high-growth, data-centric services. A range of fixed and mobile data applications now dominate the growth story via numerous capacity types, orbits and ultimately, business.
So back to our original question, why are stakeholders in the GEO camp in Asia welcoming the upcoming mess and chaos?
Fewer independent satellite operators will make it more difficult for new operators to enter the market, according to analysts at Northern Sky Research. Future participants will also likely struggle to come up with the same abilities as those who have joined forces. However, even if fewer operators mean less competition to lower prices, NSR analysts.