Data demand drives opportunities for HTS satellites
Senior satellite communications analyst Jose Del Rosario considers the implications of surging data demand on HTS satellites .
HTS solutions that have the ability to support high levels of data with lower cost structures stand to benefit tremendously from the trends outlined by the Ericsson report,” he says.
“In NSR’s view, short-to-long term projections of data usage can only be achieved with the participation of satellite systems, given the high levels of additional subscribers being forecasted within a four-year period and high levels of data subscribers will demand. Terrestrial networks cannot wholly handle this upsurge in both subscribers and data traffic given wireless spectrum is already at the breaking point in many countries.”