Northern Sky Research

The Bottom Line

Author: Alan Crisp (X)

  • The satellite-based M2M market is a comparatively small percentage of the overall market for M2M services.  However, with tens of billions of M2M devices expected to be brought into existence over the coming decade, the overall number of satellite-based M2M devices has potential to be significant.

    As NSR examines in its M2M and IoT via Satellite, 8th Edition study, much of this market is currently addressed by GEO players such as Inmarsat, and established Non-GEO players such as Iridium…

  • 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…

  • The linear TV market, comprising DTH and Video Distribution, remains the greatest revenue driver of the satellite industry.  This will not change in the foreseeable future, although high growth rates of the past are more or less over. Seemingly perpetual growth is making way for longer term stability globally in terms of capacity leased.

    The 12,000 new channels NSR projects globally by 2026 will be dominated by growth in developing regions, most notably South American DTH with channel…