Flexibility is the greatest driver in the satellite industry. As technology across the value chain has improved, barriers to entry have come down in both manufacturing and launch. In turn, a growing diversity of solutions has, and continues to, come to market, finding new ground by providing customers with more options, through flexibility. This was.
Delving further into [their] report, NSR explained that the cloud is a key driver of a new wave of space and satellite innovation. “Cloud will be a critical component that ensures satellite players remain competitive,” NSR added. “Cloud is a means to ensure data delivery in big data applications – this is true from satcom.
Since then, cloud players have emerged as a key segment to watch out for in the satellite business, first through direct peering partnerships such as Azure ExpressRoute and IBM Direct Link, and more recently, through high profile dedicated business units as in the case of AWS Aerospace and Satellite Solutions and Azure Space.