SES Networks, Telesat LEO: 5G-compatible enterprise antennas on the way, consumer version 4-6 years away

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — SES Networks and Telesat LEO officials agreed that the long-awaited flat-panel, electronically steered antenna for the consumer satellite broadband market is still 4-5 years away, but that similar enterprise-market antennas are nearly ready.

Neither company’s business plans stand to suffer if the consumer broadband market for low-orbiting satellite constellations has to wait for years  before it gets the $500 antenna needed for a mass market.

SES’s O3b constellation in medium-Earth orbit, the only non-geostationary-orbit . . .

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