As operators look to expand coverage and grow subscribers beyond urban areas, it’s challenging to justify the investment and provide a quality experience for customers in more remote locations.
That’s where cellular backhaul over satellite can offer cost-effective solutions by extending and leveraging the network. Beyond reaching remote and rural locations, cellular backhaul over satellite can ensure first responder emergency and disaster recovery networks can reach previously unreachable areas.
NSR forecasts that 4G satellite capacity demand will skyrocket in the next 10 years with solid growth across all steps of the value chain. Further, NSR predicts cellular backhaul revenues will grow at 20 percent through 2027, driven by key opportunities like replacing legacy 2G stations with high-end 4G-capable modems and adding close to 87,000 high-value cellular backhaul sites.