ABS, Arabsat and Yahsat: Regional operators with very different ownership on adapting as Gbps overtakes video

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Three regional satellite operators — ABS, Arabsat and Yahsat — addressed the challenges of navigating a global market where video is stagnant, cellular backhaul is growing fast and global fleet operators are more than ever trying to take a share of local business.

Many of the challenges are the same, but the three companies come from very different places, starting with their ownership:

— ABS is has been owned by private-equity investor Permira for a decade and is routinely cited as being . . .

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