Value Chain

Equipment Vendors
Equipment vendors are generally distinguished between pure antenna manufacturers and satellite equipment manufacturers that produce indoor or outdoor ground equipment including antennas, LNBs, BUCs, hubs, routers, software and network management systems.

Satellite Operators
Satellite operators are responsible for the planning and cost of the construction and launch of satellite into space. They own and manage a constellation of satellites and determine coverage and geographic areas. Satellite operators lease this bandwidth to service providers, government entities, television broadcasters, enterprises and sometimes direct to the end consumer.

Service Providers/ Network Operators
Service providers, sometimes known as network operators, are telecommunication companies or specialized satellite service companies who sell a full service package to the end customer. They lease capacity from satellite operators, purchase and operate the network equipment and the antenna, and are responsible for the installation and maintenance of the network.

Customers are the enterprises, organizations and consumers who use satellite communication services. Governments or large corporate customers may operate as their own service provider by managing the equipment directly and leasing bandwidth from satellite operators. Individuals and smaller enterprises typically work with service providers who manage the equipment and connections.

Always-on, high-speed connectivity is needed for a variety of applications. Whether broadcasting radio to consumers or multi-casting data for enterprise networks, satellite can support all of a user’s networking requirements, including:

• VoIP
• Email
• Internet
• Video
• Data
• Broadcasting

Satellite can provide the right solution for a number of applications, whether extending the edge of the terrestrial networks to remote places or as a stand-alone solution, such as:

• Enterprise Connectivity
• Retail Transactions
• Internet Connections (ISPs)
• Video/TV Direct to Home
• Maritime
• Cellular Backhaul
• Military Defense
• Energy & Utilities
• Oil & Gas
• Business Continuity
• Disaster Recovery/Emergency Relief
• Education & Training
Aeronautical Connectivity

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• Benefits of Satellite
• How Satellite Works
• Frequency Bands
• VSAT Network
• Value Chain