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  • The Connected Car is a hot topic, with vehicles rapidly changing from internal combustion machines on wheels to computers on wheels. Connectivity requirements are increasing for the current generation of cars, and consumers expect greater levels of sophistication in the ‘digital car’ than ever before. With much of this connectivity currently served by cellular networks, what role will satellite communications play in the future of the Connected Car?

    NSR’s M2M and IoT via Satellite, 8th…

  • MNOs & Satellite: Best “Frenemies”

    Nov 29th, 2017 by Lluc Palerm-Serra   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Consumer Broadband has emerged as a “killer app” for the satellite industry with millions of subscribers to be added around the globe in the coming years. Much criticism has been posed over the sustainability of the model and how mobile operators might turn to be a major threat given its competing broadband products. However, the truth is these are complementary (rather than competing) offers, and satcom has a terrific opportunity to reach mass broadband markets both directly and via…

  • Satellite imagery has traditionally been sold by the scene. Customers would look at certain criteria, and satellite operators would match their request with available archived or tasked images. Sales cycles were long, and the focus was on the quality and the resolution of the data. However, increasing supply, and pressure from downstream services are prompting the development of volume-based imagery platforms, serving customers on the cloud, through a subscription or revenue-sharing…