The Bottom Line
Author: Lluc Palerm-Serra (X)
Backhaul is sure to be a key protagonist for reactivating satellite industry growth. The prospects are auspicious but to materialize the opportunity, satcom needs to attract the “mainstream” customer beyond the early adopters. In Geoffrey Moore’s words, how can satellite backhaul cross the chasm?
Satellite backhaul will generate tremendous opportunities for all actors in the value chain. According to NSR’S Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 11th Edition report, capacity revenues will grow…
In the last several years, the satellite industry has witnessed severe price degradation, with satellite operators consequently suffering revenue readjustments. Lower $/MHz to orbit, new technologies on the ground, a fierce competitive environment… will continue to drive capacity pricing down. Is the industry shooting itself in the foot, or will there be new opportunities to unlock and generate revenue growth?
Despite this pressure on pricing, NSR’s VSAT and Broadband Satellite Markets,…
Beyond media broadcast services, the satcom industry has been relegated to serve niche applications capturing a tiny proportion of the global telecom markets. However, the new, lower cost per Mbps opens a window of opportunity to get to the promised land of mass markets. What is the way to get there, and should satcom fight its own battles or find allies along other sectors of the telecom industry?
NSR’s VSAT and Broadband Satellite Markets, 15th Edition report forecasts over 75% of…