Today in 2021, the demand for Internet connectivity in households globally has drastically increased because of COVID-19 and strict lockdown measures. While economic and social activities become more reliant on digital solutions, consumer behaviors toward broadband connectivity have also changed. More satellite constellations are being launched than ever before, and a rapidly changing environment for.
Backhaul is one of the key growth engines for the Satcom Industry. A large portion of satellite capacity coming online in the next few years is purposely designed for Backhaul and, despite COVID-19, the segment continued to show major contract wins. But how big is the market, and for how long can this growth trajectory.
As recognized on multiple occasions by Elon Musk, the Ground Segment, lowering end user terminal costs is probably “the most difficult technical challenge” Starlink is facing. In fact, this is the key to unlocking the Consumer Broadband market, not just for Starlink but for all the LEO constellations. The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) won.