Satellite communications: an essential wholesale infrastructure

Date: January 22, 2011
Pages: 16
Price:
US$ 1,500.00
Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Brief Review
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF)
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Satellite communications: an essential wholesale infrastructure
Introduction

Satellite communications best suit mobile and fixed customers in remote areas where other communications infrastructure capacity is either too expensive or impractical to install. End-user markets include maritime, defense and military, fleet management and journalism. Satellites also support broadband communications and entertainment applications in developed and emerging countries.

Features and benefits
  • Learn about the value-chain involved in providing satellite services to end users.
  • Understand the importance of wholesale satellite service providers to the value chain.
  • Gain insight into developments in the satellite communications industry.
Highlights

Ovum sees the satellite communications market as a strictly wholesale play.Satellite operators must work closely with a number of intermediaries who provide the broader service bundles that end-users require.

Your key questions answered
  • What value do intermediaries bring to satellite communications?
  • Which companies play in different parts of the satellite communications value chain?
SUMMARY

In a nutshell
Ovum view
Key messages
Recommendations for players

DEMAND FOR SATELLITE SERVICES

Customers want reliable global links to communications and information

SUPPLYING SATELLITE SERVICES

Elements of the wholesale satellite ecosystem
Satellite owners and operators
  Satellite network elements
  Avanti
  Intelsat
  Space Systems/Loral
Intermediary service providers
  Gilat Satellite Networks
  Network Proximity
  Optus Wholesale
  SatCom Global
  Vizada
End-user customers

MARKET INVESTMENT

Extending today's capabilities
  European coverage
  Libya
  US coverage
Planning tomorrow's connectivity
  Australia
  Global services

APPENDIX

Methodology
Further reading
Author
Ovum Consulting
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