HTS satellites set to take up slack as capacity price pressure bites

High-throughput satellite (HTS) services will enable growth in the overall satellite communications market despite a rapid decline in traditional fixed satellite capacity sales over the next 10 years, according to Euroconsult. According to the satellite research group, annual regular capacity revenues will decline by US$2 billion (€1.67 billion) over the forecast period, thanks to intense […]

SES lofts inflight connectivity satellite on Soyuz

Satellite operator SES has successfully launched SES-15, its new hybrid Ku-band widebeam and Ku-band high throughput satellite, on a Soyuz launcher from French Guiana. The launch, the first for SES on a Soyuz vehicle, will see the satellite manoeuvred to the 129° West position where it will serve North America, Mexico, Central America and the […]

FSS satellite business set for decline, but HTS offers hope

Revenue from traditional widebeam satellite services is expected to plummet by over US$1.25 billion over the 10 years to 2025, but the loss should be more than offset by growth in high-throughput services (HTS), according to Northern Sky Research. According to the research outfit, while widebeam revenues will drop between 2015-25, HTS revenues could grow […]

Asia Pacific set for HTS boom

Data applications via high-throughput satellites (HTS) in Asia alone will generate revenues of US$900 million (€800 million) by 2024, according to Northern Sky Research. The satellite research group’s latest report predicts that there will be over 300Gbps of HTS capacity available over Asia by 2020 as new entrants including Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat, ABS and Kacific […]