The global chip crisis has significantly impacted a variety of industries, and Satcom is obviously not immune to this widespread components shortage. All Satellite equipment manufacturers (be it Ground or Space segments) are encountering challenges meeting growing demand in the current COVID-19 climate. Taking Ground Segment as an illustration, NSR detected a good recovery in.
NSR Senior Analyst Carlos Placido believes the pandemic weighed strongly on how Comtech valued Gilat, as Gilat’s position in the pre-COVID, growing In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) market was a main driver for the acquisition.
M&A activity in the VSAT platform segment has been very dynamic in the last several months. After iDirect/Newtec fired the starting gun, Comtech conducted a series of acquisitions including UHP and Gilat.