Alan Crisp

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Mr. Crisp joined NSR in 2014, following a Hong Kong based engineering role at Aurecon. Mr. Crisp is the co-author of NSR’s annual Direct-to-Home (DTH) Markets report. As a member of NSR’s Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) group, Mr Crisp’s areas comprise of M2M communications - including the terrestrial M2M landscape. Previous consulting experience includes forecast analysis and risk management of natural disasters in Manila, where he made recommendations to policymakers about backup and emergency telecommunication links for use in city and nationwide emergencies. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with First Class Honours in Engineering (Civil & Structural) from the University of Adelaide, Australia. Aside from English, Alan can speak French and Chinese.

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Polar Markets are Calling

Polar Markets are Calling

One head-turner relating to Polar markets were comments by LeoSat in 2015 about their Polar aspirations, a business plan analyzed by NSR in our previous Polar bottom line post. However one of the more interesting discoveries of the Polar Regions is the significant Polar FSS demand coming from Legacy Telephony & Carrier applications and the […]

February 12, 2016 | By More
Battle of the M2M/IoT Bands

Battle of the M2M/IoT Bands

As NSR has previously noted, M2M/IoT remains primarily a narrowband communication medium, typically used for meter readings and other small packet data applications.  However, these are by no means the only use cases, with many bandwidth heavy new applications and services for M2M/IoT under development.  As such, M2M/IoT units are already starting to move away […]

January 19, 2016 | By More
Internet of Things: Prime Time for Satellite?

Internet of Things: Prime Time for Satellite?

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to make headlines, with enormous numbers of devices poised to go online in the coming years. Huge predictions dominate, for example with Cisco forecasting that by 2020, there will be an estimated 50 billion Internet connected devices worldwide, including computers, smart phones, tablets, as well as the traditional corporate […]

February 19, 2015 | By More