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Archive: December 2014 (X)

  • Of the 5 BRICS economies, the one making the most noise in the satellite telecom sphere recently is Brazil. Indeed, it seems as though not a month goes by without the announcement of more capacity coming online or another big contract signed. This has led to questions of a capacity bubble, and whether there will be sufficient demand to soak up the staggering amount of capacity coming online. NSR’s BRICS Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand study highlights a number of potential issues and…

  • Transportation represents the lion’s share of the satellite M2M/IoT market, with over 44% of total units and over 20% of total satellite M2M/IoT market revenues. With the mass market of deeper analytics tools now taking hold across the Transportation sector, its dominance affects the entire market more than ever. To what extent will big data push the limits of M2M via satellite? And what sort of bandwidth requirements are we looking at?

    Utilizing data from NSR’s recently released M2M and…

  • With Airbus Defence and Space announcing it will add DMCii satellite imagery to its portfolio, and add up to 10 million km2 of data per day, one has to wonder where the incentive is to offer more low resolution imagery.  The question is central since this market will face the frontal assault of free data from various government programs in the coming years.  

    As NSR indicated in its recently released Satellite-Based Earth Observation, 6th Edition report, the low-resolution EO data…