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Author: Dallas Kasaboski (X)
About a year ago, NSR first wrote about flat panel antennas (FPAs), and their place among the seismic technological shifts occurring in the satcom ecosystem. The article discussed previous satellite industry failures due to expensive and inefficient terminals, and highlighted a troubling trend wherein satellite operators were simply pushing more bandwidth to market to compensate for what is seen as a roadblock to better end-user equipment performance.
FPAs were touted as the HTS “White…
NSR’s Flat Panel Satellite Antennas, 2nd Edition report forecasts FPA sales to exceed 2.1 million annual shipped units in 2026, growing at a healthy CAGR of 36.3% over the next decade. However, to reach these volumes, demand will need to rapidly increase together with technological innovation across the value chain. At the same time, price and performance are the two most limiting factors for FPA market growth, especially in markets where FPAs compete directly with established, more…
Last year, Toyota announced an investment of $1 Billion on self-driving technologies and artificial intelligence to help improve vehicle safety. Last month, Continental and Inmarsat announced a partnership in vehicle connectivity, with updates and telematics from vehicles transmitted over satellite.
The connected vehicle is becoming the car industry standard, driven by the need to improve safety, and save money, on the road. But the dream of the connected car is about more than just…