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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

Milliseconds worth millions in LEO

Carlos Placido, a Northern Sky Research (NSR) Senior Analyst, says that the new Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellite mega-constellations, while not providing data-rates as high as fibre when connecting major cities but when adding in other delays the satellite-based systems will be able to offer lower latency than fibre across long distances, a situation that […]

October 16, 2020

Study: Satellite targets connected cars

Connected cars and vehicles, with their potential for massive terabytes of data, are very much on the radar for satellite operators. A study from Northern Sky Research (NSR) says “Connected cars are one component of this new revenue growth, and with a huge addressable market, it’s no wonder satellite operators, ground equipment manufacturers and service […]

September 8, 2020By Chris Forrester

Time for aircraft IFC to consolidate

The embryonic In Flight Entertainment and Connectivity industry has been badly hurt by the Covid-19 pandemic. No flights mean no passengers, and nobody to tap into aircraft-based broadband. Indeed, last week it emerged that Delta Airlines is contemplating offering ‘free’ WiFi on its US routes, and looking to trim its fees to its (current) main […]

June 15, 2020

Report: Satcoms will recover, but investment needed

A report from Northern Sky Research (NSR) forecasts an eventual recovery for the satellite communications (satcom) market from the Covid-19 virus, but it is going to take time and investment to get back to normality. NSR says that the Covid-19 challenges will have a “deep impact” in the short to medium terms, which it expresses […]

June 10, 2020By Chris Forrester