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Author: Blaine Curcio (X)

  • The Asian satellite telecom market has for some time been relatively fragmented. Several countries with comparatively small populations, or comparatively small economies, or both, have launched their own satellites, with these programs having varying levels of commercial motivation. However, due to spectrum rights and legacy of the Big Four, among others, these national players have historically represented a relatively small piece of overall capacity supply in the region.


  • Fixing Up the FSS Market

    Sep 07th, 2017 by Blaine Curcio   More from this Analyst | Profile

    When looking at future growth opportunities for satellite operators, most revenue growth will come from HTS, with this corresponding to the significant amount of HTS capacity entering the market over the coming years. However, as NSR shows in its Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 14th Edition, nearly 90% of satellite telecom revenues today come from traditional FSS C-band/Ku-band/Ka-band (i.e. non-HTS capacity). Furthermore, while this figure will decline to around 40% of all…

  • The phrase high throughput satellite can at times understate the extent to which HTS technology is indeed a great leap forward for satcom. Traditional FSS widebeam satellites have tended to see a capacity of around 20-50x 36 MHz transponder equivalents (TPEs), which equates to between ~1 and ~5 Gbps of capacity. High throughput satellites, on the other hand, oftentimes see capacity exceeding 30-40 Gbps, and in some instances capacity of over 100 Gbps.

    Clearly, if all capacity is created…