The objectives of the project are:
Manufacturers and Operators of two-way satellite broadband systems worldwide will be interviewed and provide key inputs to the survey.
This survey will be an important source of information for future ESA projects and for industry. It will also help in the decision-making process of the evolution of two-way satellite technology and standards.
The following broadband satellite products will be considered:
The project was completed in October 2009.
User segments characterisation
The 8 fixed and mobile user networks have been defined and characterized as a starting point of the activity.
The present features of 2-way satellite products have been detailed and compared. Starting at the Satellite 2009 event in Washington, an extensive interview campaign took place. Leading operators and manufacturers bought an extremely valuable contribution to the survey. In particular, operator’s appreciation of current products features was given, as well as their requirements for future features.
On this basis of the user segments characterisation, a business plan has been prepared for each of the 8 user network and a sensitivity analysis was performed.
A mono and multi-dimensional sensitivity analysis has been performed for each of the 8 user networks, allowing to identify least and most sensitive parameters.
As a conclusion, recommendations have been given regarding future areas of developments and standardization on the 2-way broadband satellite market.