There have historically been challenges for satellite as an access and transport technology, due mainly to cost, latency, and availability. This has particularly been the case in the mobile backhaul segment, where competing solutions—notably fiber, microwave, and PON—have outpaced the evolution of satellite’s capabilities. This has led to satellite being relegated to a niche solution within the backhaul market and often just competing for scraps in the access market. However, a recent evolution in the performance of satellite technology suggests that it can become a viable connectivity solution in these markets and compete to capture if not a dominant market share, at least a more sizeable and sustainable niche in the future. Clients, please log in to view the full content.