MSUA-11: Who Wants What? Identifying Opportunities for MSS Distributors and Suppliers
Date of Event:
March 11th, 2014
16:30 - 17:45
In 2012 and 2013, growth in the MSS market slowed, hit by reductions in military usage in the Middle East, and poor economic conditions in the merchant shipping industry. Though some progress has been seen in the handheld and low speed data markets, even these segments have grown more slowly than expected, and as much as half of industry wide L-band service revenue growth in the last two years has come from Inmarsat’s maritime price rises. As a result, MSS distributors and suppliers have consolidated, and in some cases have moved to diversify into terrestrial cellular or VSAT services. However, very substantial investments are still being made in new satellites from Inmarsat, Iridium, Globalstar and Orbcomm. Will these new spacecraft bring renewed growth, or simply add to overcapacity? What new opportunities are emerging that will drive future revenue expansion? This panel will hear from MSS distributors and suppliers about their expectations for the future. Separate MSUA-11 Conference registration required to attend.
Senior Vice President
Vice President & General Manager
Director of MSS Government Sales