The Evolution of End-to-End Communications Service Providers

The communications industry is at an inflection point where satellite, wired and wireless networks are converging into a ubiquitous capability that will be available to consumers anywhere in the world, writes Nate White, Vice President and General Manager of Peraton’s Communications division. The military has expressed a desire that satellite communications (MILSATCOM) be as easy to use as a smart phone and be able to roam just as freely. The push toward common satellite standards and the advent of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations with consumer-friendly terminals has driven MILSATCOM toward a commodity service.

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