The emergence of maritime 4.0 in tandem with the fourth industrial revolution underscores the objective of leveraging maritime data to improve operational and financial metrics. For mariners their objective is to minimize the CAPEX and OPEX through digitalization of operations. Satellite operators and service providers can aid this effort by increasing bandwidth per vessel. While.
The Satellite Connectivity industry is undergoing a major transformation with the emergence of Non-GEO constellation players.
Software-defined satellites (SDS) are gaining global attention, as new platforms continue to be announced by major manufacturers. Flexibility of satellite and network design is driving many operators to invest in SDS, with Intelsat’s upcoming launch of a flexible satellite, and Eutelsat’s recent order from Thales Alenia Space showing the pace is faster than ever. While.
Fewer independent satellite operators will make it more difficult for new operators to enter the market, according to analysts at Northern Sky Research. Future participants will also likely struggle to come up with the same abilities as those who have joined forces. However, even if fewer operators mean less competition to lower prices, NSR analysts.
Lynk Global, a Falls Church, Virginia-based startup that aims to connect its satellites to cell phones to provide cellular service in remote areas, signed a deal with BICS, a wholesale provider of cellular voice and data services. Northern Sky Research (NSR) recently predicted that the direct satellite-to-device market has the potential to generate $66.8 billion.