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.
Satcom IoT is going from strength to strength, and not showing any signs of stopping, with NSR expecting growth to continue over the coming decade across a wide range of applications. However, on the horizon are many competing IoT network deployments that promise to significantly lower the cost of hardware and airtime costs associated with.
While a lot of attention has been given to the bandwidth battles in the cruise industry, it is easy to forget that merchant maritime is the bread and butter of the maritime satcom market. With all facets of the market looking to improve operations, adding more digitalization and automation into their operations, the need for.
News that SSL could abandon GEO communications satellite manufacturing sent ripples across the industry, helping to crystallise a trend that could have even wider implications for the market. While it would be “kind of a big deal” for operators to have one less supplier in GEO communications satellite manufacturing, “it may not be a minus.