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Market Trends: Thousands of New Satellites Will Provide New Services to Disrupt the CSP Industry

Published: 23 April 2018

ID: G00345975

Analyst(s): Bill Ray


Regulators have approved more than 15,000 new communication satellites during the next five years, mostly from new entrants with every incentive to disrupt the CSP industry. This represents a significant threat, or an opportunity for technology product marketing leaders agile enough to exploit it.

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Market Trend

  • Low Barriers to Entry Are Making the Skies Viable
  • Market Structure Trend
    • Plethora of Startups, Few of Which Will Survive
  • Buyer Trend
    • More Than Just Remote Bandwidth
  • Technology Trend
    • Smartphones Have Made Satellite Services Viable

Contrarian View

  • If 5G Strips Satellite Networks of Their Radio Spectrum

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