Data Stories: Regional Ka- and Ku-Band Supply Growth

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Regional Ka- and Ku-Band Supply Growth (2010-2018)

By David Belcher, Analysis Manager

Globally, bandwidth prices have fallen as the supply of available bandwidth has increased significantly. For example, in Sub-Saharan Africa, the supply of GEO Ka-Band (Mhz) increased over 27% between 2014 and 2017. Ka-band uses higher frequencies to generate much higher throughput availability than older Ku-band satellites. Although some transitional challenges have emerged, Ka-band satellites appear to be the future.

Use the charts below to view the growth in GEO Ka- and Ku-band supply for any range of years since 2010 and through 2018 in the regions of Oceania, South America, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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