As 4G coverage extends beyond urban areas and 5G promises ubiquitous connectivity, satellites will become an increasingly important part of backhaul ecosystems. This is because satellites can provide a cost-effective way to reach remote or underserved areas.
Mobile operators can extend their services to remote locations and ensure the quality of links with services that include resiliency overlay. This will be a critical opportunity for Satcom.
5G will also accelerate the Video OTT revolution, with many MOs launching “triple-play” offers to monetize their infrastructure.