Satellite-to-Smartphone: LEO Constellation Facets

Unlike technically proven (FSS-band) LEO-HTS satcom constellations requiring communication terminals, these new initiatives aim to deliver on the promise of direct satellite-to-regular-handset communications through cellular and MSS spectrum in areas unreachable by existing cell towers. Yet, architectural facets drive a wide set of capabilities ranging from asynchronous emergency texting to continuous voice and broadband data connectivity.

To Trust or Zero Trust: Satellite Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity in the satellite & space industry has become a popular topic of discussion since the attack on ViaSat earlier this year. But cyber experts have been raising concerns about cyber threats on critical infrastructure for years, such as power grids, petrochemical plants, nuclear reactors, water systems, and satellites, to name a few. Large scale.

Is Non-GEO a Real Threat to Incumbents?

In a word, Yes! However, market dynamics and the interplay of both are not as simple as they seem. For a while now, Non-GEO players have been the locus of mixed viewpoints in the Satellite Communication ecosystem due to market forces resulting into success, failure, delays and challenging scenarios. Despite all odds, the momentum for.

Fierce Wireless: Lynk Global moves closer to reality with BICS deal

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.

Space News: Major operator consolidation is a long time coming

“The recent spate of sizable satellite operator mergers “reflects that a shift from video to data use-cases is well underway,” says Brad Grady, a space industry analyst at Northern Sky Research. It shows that the industry previously “wasn’t well positioned to capture those opportunities efficiently,” he says. “Consolidation leads to enhanced market power and a.