With backhaul networks rapidly transitioning to 4G and the installed base continuously expanding, Mobile Backhaul via Satellite offers sizable opportunities in all regions. Smallcells will play an increasingly important role in this growth, as lower costs expand the addressable market to areas previously uncovered due to industry cost metrics.
M2M and IoT via satellite has traditionally been dominated by industrial applications, with Transportation, Cargo, Maritime and Energy sectors all primary subscribers to satcom M2M and IoT services.
CAPEX, Technical, Competition and Regulatory Hurdles are Analyzed Against Potential Demand for the Oncoming Wave of Non-GEO Constellations
The last few years have seen increasing interest in space-based optical communications, driven by the convergence of multiple trends: rising small satellite data volumes, increasing security concerns and Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum congestion, to name a few.
After years of hype, 5G is finally a (partial) reality with the first set of standards published on 3GPP Release 15.