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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

Summary

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.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

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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