SatNews: Ku-band: The Other Side of IoT + M2M

NSR’s recently released M2M and IoT via Satellite, 11th Edition, found that Ku-band and VSAT will indeed grow revenues, albeit more slowly than other technology types. Recent innovations will increase and accelerate demand and revenues in the medium and long term.

Ku-band: The Other Side of IoT

MSS satellite services, and smallsats are generally the main focus for M2M and IoT nowadays, with narrowband applications being well suited to these technology types. However, NSR also covers the Ku-band and VSAT M2M/IoT markets, which currently take up approximately 21% of overall revenues for satcom M2M/IoT.

Fertile Ground in Agriculture IoT

M2M and IoT over satellite have mainly been implemented in cargo and transport applications, as well as in energy markets. However, one application (agriculture) is expected to buck the existing trend and achieve outsized returns…how can operators capture this growth, and excel in this increasingly competitive market? 

Navigating the Satcom Connected Car

NSR previously identified the pivot of Land Mobile from narrowband revenues to broadband revenues. With massive bandwidth requirements (and potentially terabytes of data) due to highly sophisticated software systems, Connected Cars are one component of this new revenue growth, and with a huge addressable market, it’s no wonder satellite operators, ground equipment manufacturers and service.