A lot has changed in the smallsat IoT market in the last year, with a plethora of IoT smallsat launches, a number of new funding rounds, and a major acquisition as well. This market is heating up, and although there have been some delays from COVID-19, particularly with launches and chip supply issues, substantial progress.
To be clear, I’m a Space enthusiast, and that makes writing some of the following lines a bit more difficult. The Satellite Communications industry must acknowledge that satellites are no longer the stars of the industry. In the era of cheap and easy access to Space, satellites can’t be the key differentiator. The attention should shift towards services, networking and eventually applications. How is this slide of value creation taking shape? Don’t get me.
In this podcast series, we speak with members of companies and developers of key technologies on the ground who are getting the job done here on Earth for the space and satellite industry. Episode 3: A Conversation with Speedcast’s William Mudge, Kratos’ Christopher Boyd and Carlos Placido-Carlos Placido is an independent consultant with over twenty-five.
One irreversible and accelerating trend is operators gravitating towards increasing levels and layers of managed services, now also with cloud tie-ins, adds NSR. “Operators are extending their roles in network infrastructure, management, and provisioning. So, outside broadcast, satellite bandwidth pricing is shifting away from megahertz and megabits per second denominations, and moving toward custom service.
The Earth Observation industry is ascendant on multiple fronts, not the least of it being a growing number of satellites planned to launch over the coming decade. Sensor types are various, from very high resolution (VHR) optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) to hyperspectral, radio occultation and others. In 2020, Larry Fink, CEO at BlackRock,.