In early May, 2 GEO communications satellites launched on a Falcon Heavy rocket. It was supposed to be the next step in GEO satcom from two opposite ends of the market spectrum: Viasat’s 6-tonne powerhouse delivering massive capacity to compete with constellations, and Astranis’ Arcturus, a 300 kg platform meant to test both the “micro-GEO”.
Starlink has made significant strides in the satellite industry, positioning itself as a major threat to established players. Within a short period, the company has emerged as a major market shareholder in the consumer broadband sector, achieving a subscriber base of 1.5 million users worldwide. This unprecedented growth is translating to a consistent reduction in.
Conversations around a possible combination between Intelsat and SES have ceased after months in deal talks. While the Satcom industry will grow at 12.5% in the next 10 years (NSR SCSD20 report), increasing pressure from new entrants like Starlink, OneWeb and Kuiper may force both companies back to the negotiating table. Do Intelsat and SES.
Telecommunication (Telco) companies have traditionally focused on expanding terrestrial infrastructure such as fiber and cellular networks to address the growing demand for connectivity across regions. The trend is changing rapidly as Telco players are increasingly integrating Satellite Communication (Satcom) solutions in their networks to extend coverage and diversify services. The key driver for this shift.
In the race to meet the soaring demand for high-volume, high-speed data transmission, satellite operators and connectivity service providers are on an uphill battle. Traditional radio frequency (RF) communications are starting to fall short, hindered by limited data downlink capacity and susceptibility to cyber threats. Enter optical satellite communications (OSCs), a compelling solution that bridges.