Over the past couple of decades, vehicles have become smartphones on wheels, with an increasing number of electronic components, chipsets, and devices being connected to a vehicle at any given time. With the advent of electric vehicles, this trend is becoming even more apparent, with what are effectively software-defined cars coming off production lines at.
Every year NSR writes about an ‘upcoming wave’ of sovereign SATCOM capabilities – WGS-11+, Skynet-6EC, etc. and today is no different. In the past few months, the UK announced $2B in ‘new funding for military space programs’, the European Commission announced “€6 billion program” with a component focused on secure connectivity, and Australia recently opened.
The Inflight Connectivity (IFC) business was hit hard by COVID19, on the back of drastic downtime in aviation traffic in 2020. As a result, the segment saw on average a 35% decline in annual retail revenues last year, according to NSR’s Aeronautical Satcom Market Report, 9th Edition. However, as aviation traffic continues to bounce back.
LEOs are a reality. After years of speculation and doubts, several NGSO projects are materializing. Both Starlink and OneWeb continue their aggressive launch schedule with initial service tests. mPower is getting ready for launch with auspicious pre-commitments. Telesat manufacturer selection and progress in financing lowers the risk of the constellation. Kuiper continues moving forward with.
Cloud Computing via Satellite Adoption Triggers Multi-Segment Transformation. It is expected to bring 233 Exabytes of Traffic by 2030. As adoption of cloud computing continues, NSR’s latest report, Cloud Computing via Satellite, 2nd Edition (CCvS2) forecasts $21 billion cumulative cloud services revenues by 2030 across four key market segments. The impending wave of both LEO,.