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Message started by frankie on Sep 24th, 2016 at 4:32pm

Title: Two more satellites
Post by frankie on Sep 24th, 2016 at 4:32pm

Satellite operators are launching more high-powered communications rigs into space, with two more set to join about two-dozen already in orbit by the end of the year, crowding the skies and threatening the industry’s fat profit margins.

The new orbiters being launched at a cost of as much as $500 million each are forcing established operators to embark on costly upgrades of their fleets at a time when their business outlook has darkened.

“There’s certainly a lot of supply coming online,” said Blaine Curcio, senior analyst at Northern Sky Research. “Operators are launching huge satellites with overcapacity.”

Now might be a good time for us to write to our ISPs asking if they have any price reductions on offer.

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