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Report: Satcom wholesale nearing end of life?

Satellite operators for many years welcomed their wholesale clients. Part of this was because many operators were initially owned by their national telcos who wanted hold onto their re-selling rights and their inherent profits. Indeed, almost all European telcos were perfectly happy to invest in satellites just so long as they retained their wholesale relationships. […]

November 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: “Satellite phone connectivity nearly mainstream”

A report from Northern Sky Research (NSR) suggests that satellite-based phone connectivity is “on the brink of mainstream adoption”. NSR says that the latest collaboration agreements between likes of SpaceX, T-Mobile, Apple and Globalstar have reinforced the notion of early deployments. “Satellite operators AST SpaceMobile, Lynk and Omnispace are also advancing in partnership with mobile […]

October 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Satellite HTS to reach $16.8bn by 2031

September 7th saw Eutelsat’s latest craft launched, its geostationary Konnect Very High Throughput Satellite (VHTS) – capable of 500 Gb/s of multi-beam capacity. The launch coincided with a report from Northern Sky Research (NSR) forecasting that the overall geostationary and non-geostationary HTS satellite market could be worth $16.8 billion by 2031. These portions of the […]

September 9, 2022

Report: Who benefits from T-Mobile, SpaceX deal?

Northern Sky Research (NSR) has cast its eye over a new scheme which brought together mega-satellite operator SpaceX along with cellular giant T-Mobile to deliver two-way connectivity between SpaceX and mobile users around the world. NSR, in a note to clients, said “this will be an innovative additional feature for the network, but also asks […]

August 31, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: Space commercialisation drives traffic growth

Market research and consulting firm NSR’s newly released Space Traffic Study, 2nd Edition report finds that commercialisation of more segments of the space value-chain is driving a rapid increase in traffic volumes. Although markets such as Earth Observation or Space Tourism still only account for 5 per cent of the cumulative data volumes between 2021 […]

August 18, 2022

Forecast: Satellite capacity revenue at $30bn in 2031

Northern Sky Research (NSR) has taken a deep dive into the satellite capacity supply industry which is now past the Covid-19 contraction and, in some areas, growing at a rapid pace. In revenue terms, the 2021 level of $12.1 billion (€11.9bn) is forecast to grow to $30 billion in 2031 representing a cumulative opportunity of […]

July 27, 2022

Forecast: Maritime users to increase sat-constellation spend

NSR’s Maritime SATCOM Markets, 10th Edition report finds satellite constellations from the likes of SES mPower, Starlink, OneWeb, Telesat Lightspeed, and more, poised to start a new era for maritime satellite connectivity. The revolution of low latency satellite constellations is underway, and their entrance into the Maritime market will have a profound impact on both uptake and […]

June 29, 2022

Forecast: Satellite building & launches worth $633bn by 2031

Northern Sky Research (NSR) says that some 33,000 satellites will be manufactured and launched over the next 10 years, primarily driven by non-geostationary constellations. NSR’s Global Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Markets, 12th Edition reports forecasts the global satellite manufacturing and launch market is positioned to generate $633 billion (€602.4bn) through the next decade. Primarily driven […]

June 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

Can Musk deliver connectivity for cars?

Cars – at least in some markets – are already extremely well connected, whether from pay-radio services such as SiriusXM or cellular telephony which hooks up via Bluetooth to the vehicle’s audio system or delivering map-based information. Northern Sky Research (NSR), in a comprehensive study, recognises the huge improvements made in vehicles which have become […]

May 30, 2022

Analysys Mason acquires NSR

Analysys Mason, a management consultancy focused on telecoms, media and technology (TMT), has announced the acquisition of Northern Sky Research (NSR). Founded in 2000, NSR is a global provider of satellite and space market research and consulting services specialising in the analysis of growth opportunities across four core industry sectors: satellite communications, satellite & space […]

May 3, 2022