Via Satellite: Telcos Talk Satellite, LEO, and Where the Relationship is Headed
While telcos have long worked with satellite providers, the scale of potential deals is changing. Lluc Palerm-Serra, analyst for NSR, an Analysys Mason company, reports the size of the deals is growing significantly.
Just three to five years ago, a 100-site deployment was “massive” for backhaul. Today, some deals involve thousands of sites. “In Mexico for their rural network, and in Brazil, Indonesia, and Japan, we are seeing deployments involving thousands of sites. That is a trend. We expect the size of the deals will continue to grow over the coming years,” he says.