Talking Government SATCOM with NSR Consultant Brad Grady
Late last year, Northern Sky Research released the 14th edition of its Government and Military Satellite Communications report. This annual report is the longest-running on the government & military satellite communications market, providing a much-anticipated view of the drivers, regional trends, and capacity demands of the market through 2026.
Brad Grady spoke with SatCom Frontier in January of 2017 about the 13th edition of this report. Grady kindly agreed to another Q&A this week that provides a high-level summary of some trends and some predictions relating to the government SATCOM market.
Q: Thank you again for joining us. So what has changed since we talked in early 2017?
Perhaps the largest “change” is the Congressional allocation of funds for two additional WGS military satellites. This comes before the DoD Wideband Analysis-of-Alternatives (AoA) exercise has been fully completed, while more high-throughput satellite (HTS) capacity is being launched by the commercial industry, and greater adoption of non-GEO HTS services within the government and military markets.