Ground segment

Ground segment consolidates the assets being used on Earth to operate, send and collect information streams from satellite systems. 

With more than 5 million user terminals already deployed in 2020 we anticipate a twofold increase by 2030 supported by around 15,000 ground stations to manage data traffic and video content distribution worldwide. The industry is innovating at an accelerated pace, contributing to the improvement of the efficiency of end-to-end satellite solutions for the benefit of government and private users. The use of new frequency bands, the deployment of new systems in different orbits, the impact of virtualization, and the diversification of user needs are among the drivers that will support growth, but also imply a continuous adaptation of the ecosystem. This reshaping of the industry involves the emergence of new companies and concepts, such as Ground Segment as a Service, and an increasing number of strategic partnership and M&As led by industry leaders.

A sample of our activity in the field of ground segment

Due diligence assessment, business plans, strategic briefings

New ground segment specification definitions
Monitoring of the deployment of a large ground segment facility for Earth observation data collection
years of extensive industry market intelligence & assessment

Sample of recent consulting mandates:

  • Vendor due diligence of a ground segment supplier
  • Monitoring of the deployment of an earth observation segment
  • Development of a business plan for an investment in a ground segment to commercialize capacity from a broadband satellite system
  • Strategic briefing on ground segment dynamics for a public agency