Fierce Wireless: Lynk Global moves closer to reality with BICS deal

Lynk Global, a Falls Church, Virginia-based startup that aims to connect its satellites to cell phones to provide cellular service in remote areas, signed a deal with BICS, a wholesale provider of cellular voice and data services. Northern Sky Research (NSR) recently predicted that the direct satellite-to-device market has the potential to generate $66.8 billion.

Space News: Major operator consolidation is a long time coming

“The recent spate of sizable satellite operator mergers “reflects that a shift from video to data use-cases is well underway,” says Brad Grady, a space industry analyst at Northern Sky Research. It shows that the industry previously “wasn’t well positioned to capture those opportunities efficiently,” he says. “Consolidation leads to enhanced market power and a.

Space News: Riding the consolidation wave

Fewer independent satellite operators would make it harder for new operators to enter the market, according to analysts at Northern Sky Research. Future entrants would also likely struggle to offer the same capabilities as those that have joined forces. However, even though fewer operators means less competition to drive down prices, NSR analysts do not.

Advanced Television: Forecast: Satellite HTS to reach $16.8bn by 2031

The launch coincided with a report from Northern Sky Research (NSR) forecasting that the overall geostationary and non-geostationary HTS satellite market could be worth $16.8 billion by 2031. These portions of the satellite business will maintain its leadership position through the decade, with Broadband Access, Mobility and Backhaul & Trunking segments driving majority growth.

“Whale-Sized” Disruption by Starlink in Maritime SATCOM?

There should be little doubt that ocean cruise ships, ferries, and river ships require a lot of bandwidth. NSR projects that the average passenger ship will increase from an average of 32 Mbps per vessel in 2021 to upwards of 364 Mbps on average of throughput demand by 2031 in its latest Maritime SATCOM Markets,.