O3b and HTS: Dawn of a New Era in Wireless Backhaul via Satellite

July 8, 2013 | By More

NSR’s Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 7th Edition report finds the industry at the cusp of an evolutionary step. The launch of O3b and global HTS program deployments are leading the industry to dramatic and long term change with a strong potential for industry revenue to hit $2.9 billion by 2022, growing more than three-fold from today’s $830+ million revenue base.

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The long awaited launch of O3b will have an immediate and substantial impact on the industry. Rural and underserved areas have dealt with the limited options of 2G or 2.5G services for basic voice, SMS and Internet access services for years. And not surprisingly, low mobile penetration levels go along with the delayed technological growth.

“With O3b, rural markets will now enjoy 3G and eventually 4G services that curb the widening Digital Divide” –  Report author and NSR Senior Analyst, Jose Del Rosario.

NSR Report Projects New Technologies to Propel Wireless Backhaul Market to $2.9 Billion by 2022

New HTS programs are on the horizon, specifically Intelsat’s EPIC and Inmarsat’s GlobalXpress. Both have either global or region-specific footprints to support Fixed Land-based Towers and Mobility Platforms on land, air and sea.

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“Innovation, risk-taking and competition will transform not only the industry’s financial prospects, but improve the quality of life for millions of individuals and communities” . Jose Del Rosario

Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 7th Edition outlines the industry’s future landscape in terms of the market’s evolution from current solutions to next-generation programs as well as opportunities presented by the market shift. WBS7 provides an expert view into the turning point in a complex market that could leave the unprepared out of the running.

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Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 7th Edition is a multi-client report now available from NSR. For additional information on this report, including a full table of contents, list of exhibits and executive summary, please visit www.nsr.com or call NSR at 617-576-5771.

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Jose Del Rosario

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Mr. Del Rosario is a senior member of the consulting team where he focuses his research on quantitative modeling, data verification, and market forecasting for the commercial and government satellite communications sectors. He conducts ongoing research with specialization in policy analysis, economic indicators, regulatory initiatives and end user demand trends. In addition to authoring numerous syndicated reports in his areas of focus, Mr. Del Rosario has been involved in a wide range of strategic consulting projects. He has advised clients on market trends, implications, and strategies on such diverse topics as high throughput satellites (HTS), hosted payloads, wireless backhaul, SCADA/M2M/LDR and multi-mission satellite programs. Prior to joining NSR, Mr. del Rosario worked with Frost & Sullivan as Program Leader of the Mobile Communications Group, as Senior Analyst & Program Leader of the Satellite Communications Group, and most recently as Country Manager for the Philippines. Other experience includes being the Development, Outreach & Communications Specialist at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Philippines where he contributed to USAID/Philippines’ various programs in energy, environment, health, education, economic development and governance. He was also the Public Affairs Officer of the European Commission’s Delegation in the Philippines, co-managing the Commission’s programs on economic cooperation and development assistance. He performed economic and political risk assessment of the Philippines and ASEAN, for use by Delegation officials in the Philippines and in the Commission’s headquarters in Brussels. Jose also worked as a congressional aide for the Malaysian Embassy and as a telecommunications legal researcher for Irwin & Lesse in Washington, D.C. Mr. del Rosario holds a Master of Arts degree in Applied Economics from The American University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science/International Relations from the University of Santa Clara.

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