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World Ka-band Satellite Broadband Services Market

  • ID: 365273
  • November 2002
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan

Ka-band: The Next Big Step in Satellite Communications?

Higher throughput than Ku- or C-band and multi-spot beam capability enabling dynamic signal strength allocation promise to make Ka-band the frequency of choice for broadband satellite communications. In simpler terms, Ka-band is likely to generate demand merely because it is available, and will be increasingly employed in the future as Ku- and C-band spectrum gets depleted. This untapped resource has the potential to become as widely used and as profitable as are C- and Ku-band today.

This Frost & Sullivan research is a detailed analysis of the potential market for Ka-band satellite broadband services worldwide. It examines the drivers, restraints, and challenges that are likely to impact the market. This study provides demand analysis of the business, consumer, and government markets, as well as a comparative analysis of Ka with other frequency bands and terrestrial alternatives. It also includes a review of satellite applications best suited to Ka-band, and profiles of companies active in the Ka-band market.

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1Executive Summary
A.Scope & Findings and Conclusions

1Scope of the Report

2Key Findings

3Conclusions and Recommendations

2Ka-band Market

1Market Overview and Definitions

2Definition and History of Ka-band
B.Characteristics of Ka-band



3Ka-band versus Ku-band

4Ka-band Satellite Broadband versus Terrestrial Broadband


6Balancing Quality of Service and Customer Base

7LEO Constellations for Ka-band Broadband

8Proposed Satellite Applications for Ka-band
C.External Forces

1Capital Markets

2Government Regulation of Ka-band
D.Market Forces

1Market Challenges

2Market Drivers

3Market Restraints

4Market Engineering Measurement Analysis

3Ka-band Demand Analysis
A.Commercial Demand

1Demand Overview


3North America


5Asia Pacific
B.Government and Military Demand


2Military Demand

4Competitive Analysis
A.Profiles of Ka-band Service Providers




4EchoStar Communications




8Pegasus Communications
B.Profiles of Satellite Operators with Ka-band Capacity


2North America

3Western Europe

4East Asia
C.Profiles of Ka-band Satellite Manufacturers



3Lockheed Martin
4Space Systems/Loral



7Orbital Sciences

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