Amidst an uncertain environment where funding is leveling off due to government budget reductions, mobility via satellite has reached a new level of recognition across the board and is expanding its reach across the globe. With more than a half-million subscribers on the Iridium platform, Inmarsat having completed designs for three high-power Ka-band satellites, and Globalstar successfully launching the first 18 of its next-generation satellite constellation, the MSS market is poised for the next phase of growth.
NSR has researched and followed growth in the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) market since its inception, and this coverage enables a complete assessment of MSS opportunities worldwide. NSR's Mobile Satellite Services, 8th Edition report is a key element of this industry-leading research effort and is a must-have for anyone tracking future demand for satellite-based mobility solutions.
Sounding out the ebb and flows of the MSS market as it navigates to new shores with more handsets, greater bandwidth solutions and new products that are blurring the lines between MSS and FSS providers, this report is the definitive tool to help you track the evolution of this ever-changing marketplace. It will help answer fundamental questions about the MSS market such as:
Previous editions of NSR's MSS report indicated that satellites with unprecedented amounts of capacity would lead to a strong battle between MSS and FSS operators, which we are seeing now particularly in maritime markets. However, NSR's reports also noted that even if subscriber base growth would be concentrated mostly in data services, these would not generate enough revenues to ensure future growth prospects. Thus the 'coalition' efforts noted by NSR between MSS and FSS operators to move clients to Ku- and Ka-band, while keeping L-band as a back-up and critical communications solutions, has been validated for a growing number of maritime, aeronautical and land-mobile customers.
The solid track record and proven methodology to assess this market is what underpins NSR's Mobile Satellite Services, 8th Edition report. The report analyzes the speed at which these changes take place and where the MSS market will grow in the decade ahead.
This longest-running report on the MSS market provides a completely updated assessment to give readers highly valuable information and data points to examine where the market is headed globally and by region. NSR's Mobile Satellite Services, 8th Edition offers an objective view of the trends underlying the growth and the major impact of drivers and restraints to growth in both commercial and government segments.
By evaluating and forecasting in-service units, equipment and services revenues, average revenues per user, and capacity demand for mobility services, NSR provides the most complete and thorough analysis of expectations in the MSS market for the next ten years.
This report provides readers with forecasts on key industry parameters to assess the success of various markets:
Elements of this study include: