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Cannibalization or Growing the Pie?

Cannibalization or Growing the Pie?

The mood at last week’s Satellite 2016 conference was one of an industry heading towards a profound transformation. HTS is changing the rules of the game and only the fittest may survive. Capacity pricing was definitely the buzz word in all conversations, but the key question is: can the lower capacity pricing unleash enough demand […]

March 17, 2016 | By More
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
Is small the new BIG?

Is small the new BIG?

The gods have been good to space entrepreneurs lately, showering them with unprecedented amount of venture capital funds on business plans revolving around nano- and microsatellite based operations. The hype and expectations surrounding these space startups has set the industry abuzz with mixed opinions on their success and business model sustainability. A platform primarily used […]

August 24, 2015 | By More
OTT Via satellite – Threats & Opprtunities

OTT Via satellite – Threats & Opprtunities

Television viewing habits have changed dramatically over the past decade. The exhibit below highlights this trend quite clearly, where the wave of online and on demand content now forces satellite operators to question the long-term sustainability of the linear TV business that has been traditionally their “bread & butter”.   In almost the same time […]

April 23, 2015 | By More
Is HTS Winning OUTV Hearts?

Is HTS Winning OUTV Hearts?

On January 25th 2015, Sky News successfully broadcasted the Greek elections live in HD over the first Inmarsat GX satellite. This was the first occasional use (OU) video transmission to go over the first satellite of the GX high-throughput platform that is expected to become fully operational in the second half of 2015 and offer […]

March 5, 2015 | By More