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Report: IFC to recover in 2023

In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) has suffered badly during the pandemic. The prospects are that there will be a “U-shaped” recovery for aircraft-based IFC revenues, according to Northern Sky Research’s (NSR) latest study on Aeronautical Satcom Markets. NSR sees a rebound on the horizon for significantly impacted aero IFC services, with a U-shaped recovery underway and revenue […]

June 8, 2021By Chris Forrester

Report: Satellite capacity costs stabilising

Northern Sky Research (NSR) in its latest analysis of capacity pricing, says that several markets are approaching price stabilisation across regions – if only temporarily. Report author Carlos Placido says that the industry’s Mobility applications (namely maritime and aero) that were the “star” performers driving pre-pandemic revenue growth for operators became the ones most adversely […]

May 24, 2021By Chris Forrester

NSR: “Satellite backhaul a $25bn service”

Northern Sky Research (NSR) in its latest report on the wireless backhaul sector, says not only is it worth $25 billion by 2030, the sector is “just scratching the surface of this significantly addressable market”. “Backhaul is one of the key growth engines for the Satcom Industry. A large portion of satellite capacity coming online […]

May 13, 2021

Report: Satellite backhaul worth $25bn annually by 2030

NSR’s Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 15th Edition report, forecasts $25 billion (€21bn) in annual revenue in 2030 for satellite backhaul, propelled by explosive connectivity demand worldwide and post-Covid-19 recovery in the near term. As it is a core target of virtually every current and new satellite capacity provider, NSR expects Satellite Backhaul to represent one […]

April 12, 2021

Report: Satellite video in “massive” downward trend

A study from Northern Sky research (NSR) confirms a definite downward trend in video-related revenues for the world’s main satellite operators. NRS’s Satellite Industry’s Financial Analysis, 10th Edition report gives

March 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

Report: 5G the “moonshot objective” for satellite

The world’s major satellite players are busy preparing for 5G. While much of the focus has been on the US, where some of their C-band frequencies have been auctioned off by the FCC, similar sell-offs are happening around the globe. A report from Northern Sky Research (NSR) says that direct satellite connectivity to mobile, at […]

February 18, 2021By Chris Forrester

Report: Satellite operators suffer declining transponder rates

That the world’s major satellite operators are seeing their revenues under extreme pressure is not a surprise. That information emerges in each of their quarter-year financial reports. However, analysts at Northern Sky Research (NSR) have analysed that data for 2020 and their report makes tough reading. “At the start of 2021, the Global Satcom Industry […]

January 27, 2021By Chris Forrester

Report: Satellite Data worth $21bn by 2029

A report from Northern Sky Research (NSR) says that satellite data traffic and capacity will generate downstream values of $21 billion (€17.6bn) over the next 10 years. NSR’s Big Data Analytics via Satellite report finds continued growth for downstream Big Data applications through the next decade. NSR sees this growth driven by applications built on […]

November 26, 2020By Chris Forrester

Study: 5G will transform satellite communications

Northern Sky Research (NSR), in its latest study, says that the adoption of 5G will be transformational for many aspects of the Satcom ecosystem: from stimulating demand in many segments, seamlessly integrating Satcoms in the mainstream Telco ecosystem or becoming a tool for optimising Satellite Network design and operations. “In fact,” says NSR, “The waves […]

November 19, 2020By Chris Forrester

Study: 5G will drive satellite growth

A study from analysts at Northern Sky Research (NSR) says that 5G telephony will have a major impact on future satellite growth and revenues. The study says the introduction of 5G will have a “deep impact in the satellite ecosystem with close to 10 million active [revenue sources] by 2029″. These mostly new businesses will […]

October 28, 2020By Chris Forrester