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Satellite technology evolution has the potential to open up new use cases that can drive growth. To unlock growth, satellite service providers must deploy wholesale business models and deliver complex, partner-based solutions and flexibility.


  • Ubiquitous broadband access to the Internet is the greatest driver of demand for wholesale satellite communications. To deliver ubiquitous Internet access, retail service providers require the reach of satellite at price points that are more attainable with HTS.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand the technology changes that are happening to satellite services and how this is changing services in terms of performance and price.
  • Assess the potential for satellite to provide last-mile coverage for the unconnected in emerging and mature markets.
  • Understand how satellite service providers and wholesalers are developing new solutions that make satellite a far more competitive option for retail service providers.

Key questions answered

  • How is high-throughput satellite different and what does this mean for potential customers?
  • What more do satellite service providers need to do to create viable solutions for retail service providers trying to reach the unconnected?

Table of contents


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Satellite communications developments for mainstream

  • Traditional satellite services and markets are in decline
  • Technology changing the supply options

Use cases for improved satellite services

  • Broadband connectivity changing demand expectations
  • Use case 1: Cellular backhaul is lowest-hanging fruit
  • Use case 2: Rural connectivity
  • Use case 3: IoT/M2M coverage
  • Use Case 4: Long-haul transit and fault recovery


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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