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  • Some of the world’s largest untapped ore, oil, and gas deposits lie underneath the Arctic, with this for years having been touted as a potential opportunity for international and national oil companies, and mining companies alike. Despite myriad challenges to access these resources, this nonetheless represents a potentially large long-term demand source for communications infrastructure. With the sparse and challenging nature of Arctic geography, will satellite be a perfect fit for the…

  • As anyone attending a “mobility” satellite-communications centric conference can attest (such as the recent Global Connected Aircraft Conference in DC), IoT is THE big buzz-word. It permeates conversations, presentations, and marketing materials.  And, for good reason! There are tremendous opportunities within the transportation sector for satellite players to offer services and connectivity to enable these emerging applications. But the industry is asking not just what is its role, but…

  • Satellite Backhaul ‘As a Service’

    Jun 21st, 2017 by Lluc Palerm-Serra   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Mobile Infrastructure is changing rapidly, both technologically and business wise. Introduction of new concepts like SDN/NFV arrive with new business models in which equipment and infrastructure are now offered “As a Service”. What are the implications for satcom, and how can the satellite industry capture growth in this new environment?

    Backhaul will be one of the key drivers for satellite industry growth in the coming years. Growth in the active base, appearance of new use cases or…