Northern Sky Research (NSR) forecasts that there’s going to be a huge increase in satellite-based broadband demand over the next few years. NSR’s VSAT and Broadband Satellite Market, 20th Edition finds High Throughput Satellites (HTS), themselves a major market growth factor, moving the segment from 800 Gb/s in 2020 demand to 15 Tb/s in 2030, and values.
Does this mean the line between a retail and wholesale player is fading with upstream players competing with their own customers? Is this the right strategy for the Fixed VSAT ecosystem?
The past few years have been rough for builders of geosynchronous communications satellites as they square off in the marketplace against demands for low Earth and medium Earth orbit constellations. Debra Werner spoke to some of the leaders in the satellite industry about the future of GEOs and came away with some surprising revelations.
Satellite capacity prices slid 18 percent over the past 12 months, with data services like backhaul and fixed broadband driving the steepest declines, according to Northern Sky Research. An abundance of cheap high-throughput satellite capacity is the most significant influencer of new pricing structures, rendering older satellites increasingly obsolete.