The project was initiated in October 2008 and results were presented at the end of August 2009.
Selection of countries
5 countries have been selected among the main emerging countries from Africa, Asia and Pacific region, Eastern Europe and Middle East and Latin America and the Caribbean:
- 4 countries in Africa: Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Ivory Coast,
- 1 country in Latin America: Venezuela.
The final selection of the countries has been made with the support of Newtec and more specifically Juch-Tech, a company with a thorough experience in offering satellite services in the chosen regions.
A detailed regulatory analysis has been performed for the 5 countries, based on the study of the legal texts, interviews with the local regulatory authorities as well as with the support of Juch-Tech local service providers.
Market and Service assessment
The market analysis carried out for each country has provided an insight on the commercial and institutional markets, competition, and forecasted S3P services penetration after the most promising services and applications were characterized. Again, this has been performed with the support of Juch-Tech local service providers.
Service implementation definition
Since no concrete institutional project supporting the deployment of satellite service in the 5 selected countries have been identified, 2 commercial scenarios have been elaborated:
- 1 scenario for West Africa, covering the 4 countries studied in that region: Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Ivory Coast;
- 1 scenario for Venezuela.
The scenario analysis covers a commercial, technical and implementation scenarios and a financial assessment for each of the 2 regions.
As a conclusion, a list of recommendations have been made regarding the S3P roadmap, that ESA could follow to support European and Canadian industries willing to develop S3P technology.