Market Trends

Futuresource Consulting Reveals the 4K Roadmap

Dunstable.UK, February 19, 2015--Futuresource Consulting has announced its latest 4K report, which will review the progress in the broadcast, video, and display industries. With the 4K industry gathering pace, a sustained flow of 4k content will be critical to the long term success of 4k.

LTE-Advanced Coverage Reaches 100 Million People; To Cross 1 Billion Mark by 2018

Singapore, February 18, 2015--LTE-Advanced networks have been actively deployed around the world. At the end of 2014, LTE-Advanced covered its first 100 million people worldwide, just 4 years since the network’s inception. ABI Research predicts that the coverage will reach 1 billion in 4 more years.

Global pay-TV Subscriber Base Surpasses 924.4 Million in 2014

Singapore, Feb 13, 2015--The worldwide pay-TV market is expected to grow 5% in 2014, surpassing 924.4 million subscribers. “IPTV is expected to grow a market leading 14% in 2014, followed by satellite TV platform at 7%. The growth rates of cable and terrestrial TV platforms are expected to slow to around 3%,” comments Jake Saunders, VP and Practice Director of Core Forecasting at ABI Research.

Global Mobile Data traffic grew 69% in 2014

San Jose, Calif., February 4, 2015--Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014. Global mobile data traffic reached 2.5 exabytes per month at the end of 2014, up from 1.5 exabytes per month at the end of 2013 according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2014 to 2019.

HTS Offerings in Geostationary and Non-Geostationary Orbits to Drive Energy Markets over Next Decade

Wilmington, DE, February 3, 2015 – NSR’s Energy Markets via Satellite, 5th Edition report finds that although near-term challenges exist for some segments of the Energy market, the long term opportunities remain strong.  At over US$ 3.8 Billion in retail revenues split between Oil & Gas, Mining, and Utility Markets by 2024 - new capacity, terminal form factors, and the ever-increasing focus on improving productivity of remote operations will drive demand for satellite communications across the Energy Sector.  

Streaming Media Player Penetration to Reach 40 Percent of U.S. Internet Homes by 2017

Port Washington, NY, January 27, 2015--By Q1 2017, 40 percent of U.S. Internet homes will have a streaming media player, bringing the total number of homes with these devices to 39 million, according to the new NPD Connected Intelligence Connected Home Forecast.  At the beginning of 2014 (Q1) only 16 percent of U.S. Internet homes had a streaming media player. Ownership is on track to climb to nearly one-quarter of homes, 24 percent, by Q1 2015 when consumers report device ownership that takes into account their holiday purchases.

5.5 million OTT Subscribers in Latin America

Buenos Aieres, Argentina, January 15, 2015-- The Latin American Video on Demand (VOD) Over the Top  (OTT) market reached  5.54 million paying subscribers in 2014. Dataxis estimates that, by 2018, the Latin American VOD OTT market will record a total of 16.25 million operational pay accounts.

26% of U.S. broadband Households Own a Streaming Media Device

Dallas, Tex., January 16, 2015--Smart home and IoT research from Parks Associates finds ownership and usage of connected devices is growing among U.S. broadband households.  Among its findings include that  26% own a streaming media device.

Consumers Expect More A la Carte Entertainment

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6, 2014–As the technology world converges at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a forward-thinking Irdeto global research survey finds that consumers expect to be using a mixture of a la carte Internet TV and pay TV services by 2020 as they search for the optimal viewing experience. The research revealed that only 18% of consumers in the US are expecting to watch most content through pay TV services versus 21% of UK consumers and 27% of US consumers expecting to watch most content through Internet TV services like Netflix or Amazon Prime versus 11% in the UK.

Small Unmanned Arial Systems Market to Exceed US$8.4 Billion by 2019

Oyster Bay, NY, January 5, 2015-- The Small Unmanned Arial Systems (sUAS) market will surpass US$8.4 billion by 2018 according to new research published by ABI Research entitled Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Solutions Ecosystem. By 2019 the Commercial sector will dominate the overall sUAS market with revenues exceeding US$5.1 billion (51% 2014 to 2019 CAGR), roughly 5 times larger than the Prosumer/Hobby market, and 2.3 times greater than the Military/Civil market segment.