Global research among 927 satellite professionals by Skybrokers International shows that only 7% prefer 'only new' and 32% primarily new satellite equipment. The majority prefers 'only used' 18% and primarily used (43%) equipment. According to Walter van der Plas, CEO of Skybrokers, the research shows that satellite professionals cut cost on their purchasing budgets to survive a declining market.
Van der Plas: “We started the research among our clients because we noticed a change in the type of inquiries during 2011. Customers are more and more searching for the best deals and requesting proposals for new equipment in combination with proposals for used equipment.”