While maritime and aero are key satellite markets due to clear remoteness, land mobile and M2M/IoT markets have always had to face competitive pressures from terrestrial networks. However, a new generation of networks which use similar technologies to terrestrial networks will be coming online in the coming years, promising unified connectivity on the same chipset..
The “Bottom Line” from NSR discussed in SatMagazine’s article: “Set against these multiple challenges for the world’s ‘Big Four’ (Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat) there’s good news from Northern Sky Research’s (NSR) annual VSAT and Broadband Satellite Markets study that suggests VSA/broadband is a fast-growing segment of the market and that over the next decade,.
The global satellite communication industry is transitioning to meet new market trends and match projected threats from perceived disruptors. It is typical to expect mergers and acquisitions (M&A) within any maturing industry, especially technology-driven sectors, where inventors regularly threaten incumbents. In the case of satcom, the industry is entering a new consolidation cycle, where vertical.
A study from Northern Sky research (NSR) confirms a definite downward trend in video-related revenues for the world’s main satellite operators. NSR’s Satellite Industry Financial Analysis, 10th Edition report gives the good news first, saying: “The satcom industry continues to witness mixed financial results, with non-video revenues growing across multiple verticals.” “Video (including DTH and Video.
Does this mean the line between a retail and wholesale player is fading with upstream players competing with their own customers? Is this the right strategy for the Fixed VSAT ecosystem?