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Market Trends: New Satellite Constellations Will Provide Revolutionary Opportunities for Connecting the IoT

Published: 22 June 2018

ID: G00355180

Analyst(s): Bill Ray


Plans for 600 new satellites in low-earth orbit offer communication that is priced like cellular, faster than LPWA, and with global coverage. These new satellites will create an opportunity for technology product managers who are agile enough to take advantage of them.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

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

Contrarian View

  • Terrestrial Networks Take the Best Revenue Opportunities

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