Is Consolidation the Path to Growth for Satcom Operators?

Via Satellite l October, 2020

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[Excerpt] In recent years, the satcom industry has been going through a transitioning period. It is now more competitive than ever, with this new landscape forcing players to adapt to remain relevant.

Growing High Throughput Satellite (HTS) competition has had a strong impact on the industry, with an increasing amount of telecom traffic moving from widebeam to cheaper HTS capacity. This has contributed to lower regular capacity fill rates and has also had a negative impact on ARPUs and on overall industry capacity revenues. Satellite capacity is increasingly becoming a commodity, resulting in rapidly falling capacity prices.