NSR Releases Satellite Operator Financial Analysis Report – Satellite Today

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[Via Satellite 09-30-2014] Northern Sky Research (NSR) has released its “Satellite Operator Financial Analysis (SOFA), 4th Edition,” report in which the research group finds an increased focus on operational efficiencies is driving both acquisitions and new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) payloads being launched.

The report gives a detailed analysis of Avanti Communications in particular, focusing on the company’s HTS strategy. NSR suggests Avanti could being the fifth largest satellite operator in the world if it achieves revenues of $700 million, which the company has stated is possible thanks to HTS, despite having a small number of satellites in orbit.

“We are seeing a fundamental transformation within the satellite telecommunications industry. Economies of scale the likes of which we have never seen, powered by not only [Mergers and Acquisitions] M&A but also HTS payloads delivering previously unimagined throughput, will have an immense impact upon the financial dynamics of the industry moving forward,” said Blaine Curcio, senior analyst at NSR and author of the report.


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