For Immediate Release

Whitepaper: Cost Effective Solutions Needed to Address the Exponential SATCOM Market Growth

With a record-setting number of satellite launches, the growing number of satellite-based applications, and the huge capital investments being made in a host of planned space ventures, unprecedented numbers of user terminals will be required to communicate with these new space assets.

September 12, 2023 | Boston, MA


  • For the large investments in SATCOM infrastructure to realize a return, cost-effective access to the satellite signals is fundamental. User terminals must reach a price point similar to Wi-Fi as the price to the consumer directly relates to the adoption of the service.
  • Flat panel antennas at millimeter wave, with electronic beam steering, achieve the balance of cost and performance for user access to these new high-capacity SATCOM systems.
  • Anokiwave has released a new whitepaper that provides a complete overview of the SATCOM market drivers, ways in which the market is defining the user terminals for the systems, how Anokiwave enables SATCOM user terminals, and a look into the future of coexistence and new generations of solutions.

Data from the Boston Consulting Group predicts the space economy to grow from $416 million in 2020 to more than $1 trillion by 2040. Of that total, the largest portion will be operations and services—the solutions that companies on the ground can use to communicate with the satellites, also known as user terminals. This unprecedented growth in the market is driving the demand for new technologies for the terminals at lower price points with more capabilities. This technology is largely focused on flat panel antennas and more specifically active electronically scanned antennas (AESAs).

To reach consumer price points, the industry must leverage the cost reductions learned from Wi-Fi technology introduced in the early 2000’s and apply it to SATCOM user terminals. AESAs utilizing silicon mmWave ICs have emerged as the technology that can achieve the delicate balance of cost and performance. Silicon ICs used in phased array antenna designs offer high performance, application flexibility and ease of integration, high energy efficiency, and compelling economics.

Anokiwave provides silicon-based SATCOM ICs to enable phased array antenna user terminals with high performance, small form factor, and low cost. Anokiwave's ICs are designed to support FDD (Frequency Division Duplex), however they can also support TDD (Time Division Duplex) operation covering global SATCOM Ku- and Ka-bands. Our latest ICs are the key enabling technology making electronic beam steering in flat panel active antennas for SATCOM user terminals commercially viable at both volume and cost points.

“Anokiwave’s customers have had great success implementing Anokiwave's beamforming ICs into their terminals,” states Ryan Jennings, Anokiwave VP SATCOM and Systems. “The ICs have been demonstrated in multiple live satellite links globally, in multiple applications, across multiple constellations, and in multiple orbits. Their performance, cost-effectiveness, and availability in volume enables customers to design, build, and deploy SATCOM systems with confidence.”

Download Anokiwave’s latest whitepaper with an in-depth discussion of the SATCOM market drivers and solutions that will enable terminal manufacturers to transform how connectivity can be delivered with cost-effective user terminal solutions.

About Anokiwave:
Anokiwave is a cutting-edge provider of highly integrated IC solutions that enable emerging mmW markets and Active Antenna based solutions. Anokiwave’s creative system architectures and optimal selection of semiconductor technologies solve the toughest engineering problems.

Anokiwave is based in Boston, MA and operates design centers in Austin, TX, Boston, MA, and San Diego, CA with sales offices in Taipei, Taiwan, Boston, MA, and San Diego, CA. Additional information can be found at

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