Game Changer: The Great Convergence and the Future of Satellite-Enabled Direct-to-Device

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Billions of smartphone users across the planet are fueling the “connectivity anywhere” zeitgeist. Direct-to-Device (D2D) services are well positioned to ride this wave—allowing consumer grade cell phones to connect to satellites, which will significantly expand the overall satcom market size. To understand this nascent D2D market, one must also evaluate strategic partnerships and regulatory issues, including spectrum access and licensing. This analysis provides a framework for understanding the market players, trends, and drivers.


Authors: Karen Jones and Audrey Allison