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Research and Markets: Satellite Ultra-Broadband In Europe & Africa: What Outlook for the Residential Market?: Between 2012 and 2016 the Number of Satellite Broadband Subscribers in Europe Will Increase By 29% Annually

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mczl3l/satellite) has announced the addition of the "Satellite Ultra-Broadband In Europe & Africa: What Outlook for the Residential Market?" report to their offering.

Africa, a new growth opportunity?

IDATE has just published its study Satellite Ultra-Broadband in Europe & Africa which explores the latest developments in broadband and ultra-fast broadband markets in Europe and Africa. After a detailed examination of the dynamics of these areas, in both fixed and mobile markets, the report delivers strategic and figure-backed responses to the question of the current and future role of satellite in the race to deploy broadband and ultra-fast broadband. The report comes with its own database including the set of indicators analyzed for all the areas studied.

Maxime Baudry, project manager of this study and co-header of the satellite practice at DigiWorld IDATE, shares his point of view about the actual situation of the Satellite Ultra-Broadband:

Satellite technology has made enormous progress in recent years, boosting the average downlink speed from 3 Mbps in 2008 to 10-18 Mbps in 2012, and raising traffic caps from 2 GB to 10-20 GB (in some cases even unlimited). It thus seems set to even tackle DSL gray zones, which only a few years ago seemed inaccessible.

He adds: On the ultra-fast broadband front, however, satellite is lagging behind: while large-scale rollouts of FTTx and LTE, and even LTE-Advanced between 2012 and 2020 will offer observed download speeds of 30-70 Mbps (and even 200-300 Mbps with LTE-Advanced), the most advanced satellite developments make it possible to supply only 50 Mbps, and even then not before 2015 at the earliest. To be able to offer such speeds, satellite technology may well switch to frequency bands even higher than the Ka band.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mczl3l/satellite.

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