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Report: Telcos with no satellite strategy will miss revenues

A report from Analysys Mason’s NSR division states bluntly that “Telcos that rely exclusively on terrestrial networks will miss revenue opportunities and fall behind their rivals.” Telcos should use satellites to enter new verticals and enhance services, says NSR. Telcos’ satellite strategies need to fit into their overall action plan; they should prioritise their target […]

February 12, 2024By Chris Forrester

Report: “Starlink most disruptive force in sat market”

Starlink is busy counting down the days to the end of the month with observers speculating on whether it might reach a rumoured 100 launches for 2023. Either way, SpaceX and its Starlink division have achieved a spectacular 2023, and with 2024 launches of its giant Starship expected, the company can expect further intense media […]

December 19, 2023By Chris Forrester

Analyst: Dish bankruptcy “overwhelmingly probable”

Charlie Ergen is in the process of – in effect – merging Dish Network with sister business EchoStar in a strategy to tap into EchoStar’s cash war chest and in order to further build out Dish’s near-national 5G cellular spectrum in the US. The problem, according to analysts at MoffettNathanson, is that the moves might […]

November 24, 2023

Report: The Rise of Constellations

A report from analysts at Northern Sky Research (NSR) titled The Rise of Constellations reminds NSR clients that the emergence on non-Geostationary satellites is dramatically changing the satellite industry. NSR says: “Starlink, OneWeb & mPower are in their advanced stages, and upcoming constellations such as Kuiper, Telesat and others are deploying or planning to deploy […]

June 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

Study: Starlink has accelerated RV connections

Northern Sky Research (NSR) says that Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband-by-satellite system has “singlehandedly accelerated connected vehicle development” and Recreational Vehicles (RVs) in particular. NSR says Starlink’s service for RVs fand its much lower pricing offer than competitors, has leveraged production at scale for terminals, as well as subsiding costs to attain higher market share. This […]

May 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

Report: Starlink already disruptive

Elon Musk’s Starlink is already causing disruption in the satellite communications industry, according to a report from Northern Sky Research (NSR). NSR’s Starlink Feasibility: Business Model and ROI Analysis examines the health of Starlink’s business and assesses the sustainability of its business model. For example, it suggests that Starlink will move firmly into overall RoI […]

April 19, 2023By Chris Forrester

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