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Game Changers: HTS and O3b to Disrupt Wireless Backhaul via Satellite Market


July 17, 2012 - Cambridge, MA

NSR's newly released Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 6th Edition finds a dramatic long term shift from legacy SCPC and TDMA systems to High Throughput Satellites (HTS) and O3b. The market shift brings threats, as well as opportunities, for market players involved in space segment capacity and end-to-end services along with companies in the equipment segment. The global satellite backhaul market is expected to reach $2.3 billion in 2021, growing almost three-fold from today's $800 million annual revenue base.

In the very short term, HTS and O3b will significantly change the wireless backhaul industry. "OPEX considerations, which have hampered market adoption of satellite solutions due to high bandwidth costs, will see a big drop. This, along with the needs of the mobile workforce, will lead to higher penetration levels in key markets for both developing and developed countries," according to the study's author Jose Del Rosario, Senior Analyst for NSR.

New programs will lead to a re-examination and an eventual swap-out of solutions currently being deployed to more cost-efficient platforms. "Apart from HTS and O3b on the space segment side, more affordable and modestly-sized picocells that lower CAPEX lead to higher adoption in terms of deployments on ground towers, various types of maritime vessels and aboard commercial aircraft," Del Rosario notes.

Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 6th Edition provides a strategic roadmap that anticipates market risks while preparing for impending market opportunities either as a dominant vendor or a niche player. The game change, market shift and technology disruption are qualitatively and quantitatively assessed, providing a compass for a company's strategic outlook.

About the Report
In its 6th Edition, NSR's annual report continues industry-leading tracking and analysis of the Wireless Backhaul via Satellite (WBS) market. The report provides a complete and comprehensive analysis of addressable markets and demand trends for the WBS market today, covering 10 regions and forecasting of equipment, transponder and bandwidth demand, as well as the new HTS capacity, O3b and Wideband Ka-band for satellite-based Fixed Land Towers and Mobility Platforms for the period 2011-2021. The Multi-client report Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 6th Edition is now available from NSR.

For additional information on this report, including a full table of contents, list of exhibits and executive summary, please visit www.nsr.com or call NSR at 617-576-5771.

About NSR
NSR is a leading international market research and consulting firm with a core focus on the satellite sector and related industries. Founded in 2000 and with an experienced group of analysts located in all regions, NSR specializes in analysis of growth opportunities across four core sectors: Satellite Communications, Broadcasting & Digital Media, Hybrid & Emerging Applications and Commercial Space.

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