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..
Overall, enterprise land mobile has been seeing steady growth; however, for some time there hasn’t been any major changes to the dynamic. Instead, some of the more notable growth opportunities come from the consumer market, and potentially from connected vehicles as well. With other markets experiencing higher growth opportunities due to higher bandwidth data usage,.
NSR has heard the hype for years of the connected car, with dreams of every vehicle having a satellite dish on its roof. Elon Musk recently stated that Starlink will be connected to aircraft, ships, large tracks, and RVs – specifically excluding connected cars such as Teslas. Other companies by comparison, are planning to go.
2020 was a tumultuous year, and overall had the expected impact for Land Mobile usage, with handhelds, fixed voice and Push-to-Talk (PTT) revenues down year-over-year. One positive out of last year’s experience is a boost in demand for consumer handheld form factors as consumers seek more experiences with social distancing in remote areas. However, these.
NSR’s Land Mobile via Satellite, 9th Edition (LMvS9) report, released today, forecasts despite some challenges with enterprise segments over the past 16 months, consumer handheld demand soared throughout 2020, after challenges at the start of the year. LMvS9 finds this solid base propelling the market to add over 500,000 new land mobile subscribers over the coming decade, reaching 1.2 million active subscribers in 2030.