Will LEO-HTS Constellations Work for the Pacific?
The Asia Pacific is home to the largest population in the globe and thus represents the largest addressable market for satellite services. The region is also as diverse geographically, ranging from countries as large as China and India that need ubiquitous networks, to small island nations in the South Pacific where the deployment of terrestrial solutions can prove to be impractical. In terms of connectivity, the Asia Pacific is likewise diverse with countries like Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore enjoying high levels of broadband connectivity to laggards like the Philippines, Myanmar, and Cambodia registering among the lowest connectivity levels in the globe. Economically, Asia’s diversity is likewise highly pronounced where nations with high GDP per capita tend to register high connectivity levels, and those with low GDP commensurably register low connectivity levels.