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Archive: August 2016 (X)

  • Maritime satcom continues to endure market transformation, changing the core dynamic of how service is provisioned.  With pressures building on service providers to further evolve their cost vs. bandwidth value proposition, most end-user markets face bleak market economics where the end-user key talking point is, ‘leveraging data to improve (financial) outcomes.’  Facing ongoing pricing pressures, maritime service providers are exploring the acronym soup of Internet jargon to power the…

  • Keep Your Feet on the Ground

    Aug 10th, 2016 by Lluc Palerm-Serra   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Satellites are the stars in the satellite industry ecosystem. They have attracted most of the innovative focus in recent years with the HTS or EO constellation revolutions. However, we must be very aware there isn’t any satellite value without a ground terminal. As an industry, we must keep our feet on the ground and acknowledge that ground equipment needs to keep pace with the innovation happening in the skies. The future applications creating growth for the industry will only…

  • In the 8 years since NSR coined the phrase HTS, High Throughput Satellites have gone from being a rarity to being commonplace. Indeed, from the time that the first all-HTS payload—Thaicom-4/IPSTAR—was launched in 2005, until today, there has averaged only around 1 HTS launch per year. As we move further into the GEO-HTS era, the industry is being turned on its head by more capacity launching than ever before. NSR’s recently published Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 13th…