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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
GEO-HTS is here today but…Is LEO-HTS the future?

GEO-HTS is here today but…Is LEO-HTS the future?

LEO satellites have seen at least four separate ventures announced, and surely many more filings made, over the past two years. In an industry that is always at the “cusp” of something and perpetually ripe for a “paradigm shift” NSR has adopted a cautiously optimistic stand to LEO constellations. This time around, the entry of […]

January 20, 2015 | By More
Why is Low Resolution EO Data Still Attractive?

Why is Low Resolution EO Data Still Attractive?

With Airbus Defence and Space announcing it will add DMCii satellite imagery to its portfolio, and add up to 10 million km2 of data per day, one has to wonder where the incentive is to offer more low resolution imagery.  The question is central since this market will face the frontal assault of free data from […]

December 4, 2014 | By More
Will Latin America Repeat Africa´s Oversupply Situation?

Will Latin America Repeat Africa´s Oversupply Situation?

At first this seems like an unusual combination of continents to compare and contrast. Africa is about three times the population of South America, twice the area and more than one and half times more dense in terms of people per square kilometre. South America on the other hand, has a GDP per capita that […]

October 6, 2014 | By More
They´re Heeeere! Are Constellations a Ghost from the Past?

They´re Heeeere! Are Constellations a Ghost from the Past?

The flurry of announcements and many projects under the radar to build and launch communications satellite constellations is hitting a fever pitch.  This level of activity is unseen since the heydays of the late 1990s when dozens of projects with prefixes such as Sky-, Tele-, Astro-, or Star- were announced.  Today, most of them are […]

September 9, 2014 | By More
A Merger with Sky-High Ambitions

A Merger with Sky-High Ambitions

The European DTH market may be poised for a significant shakeup in the coming months, following a proposed merger between three of the continent’s largest DTH platforms: British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), Sky Deutschland, and Sky Italia. NSR has noted in previous reports that the Western European DTH market could benefit from such consolidation; however, issues […]

August 20, 2014 | By More