Market Trends

Ericsson Mobility Report: 5G Mobile Subscriptions to Hit 150 million by 2021

Stockholm, Sweden, November 17, 2015--Launched today, the latest edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Mobility Report provides insight into the future of 5G networks, including a forecast of 150 million 5G mobile subscriptions by 2021.

‘Game of Drones’ in the ‘Age of Empires’?

Cambridge, MA – November 12, 2015 Released today, NSR’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Satcom & Imaging Markets, 2nd Edition finds satellite communications for, and imagery from, UAS will grow to $3.4 billion in the next decade.  The anticipated market growth is tied to greater Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) needs; an increased government and international organization  demand for UAS-based services supporting their growing need in the areas of homeland security, disaster management, and peace-keeping activities. Included in the NSR report is the first commercial small UAS (SUAS) imaging market forecast, which estimates while small at $200 million in 2014, SUAS imaging will experience explosive growth, more than doubling in the next ten years.

2% Revenue Growth for Commercial FSS Operators at Mid-Year 2015

Paris, France, November 4, 2015 - According to Euroconsult's newly published report, FSS Operators: Benchmarks & Performance Review, 2014 was positive for most FSS operators despite the fact that half of revenue-generating FSS operators experienced a slowdown in revenue growth. Industry growth was largely offset by the revenue decline  recorded by ten operators including several large companies such as Intelsat, Telesat and JSAT. As a result, total FSS industry revenues nearly stabilized at $12.3 billion in 2014. This trend is expected to continue in 2015 with industry revenues growing by 2% at constant exchange rates at the half year mark.

M2M/IoT Remains Key Growth Market for Satellite Companies

Cambridge, MA, October 19, 2015 NSR’s Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) via Satellite, 6th Edition, released tomorrow, finds the satellite M2M/IoT market reacing $1.2B in 2014, with the market expected to expand to over $2.3B by 2024. The report finds lucrative opportunities arising from Shipping, Agriculture, Goverment/Military, and other key verticals across a number of regions and frequency bands, with Land Transport the largest industry revenue driver.

More than 330 million 4K UHD TVs will be Sold Globally by 2019

Dallas, Tex., October 14, 2015--Newly released connected CE research from Parks Associates finds more than 330 million 4K UHD TVs will be sold globally by the end of 2019, an increase from two million in 2013. The report,Connected CE: Trends and Innovation, notes that, of U.S. broadband households planning to purchase a flat-panel TV in 2015, 56% think that 4K picture quality is an important feature. Among flat-panel shoppers not planning to buy a 4K TV, 42% were unfamiliar with 4K/UHD technologies, and 44% felt either that the price was too high or that the picture quality was not worth the premium cost.

Top Pay TV Operators to Add 200 million Subs

London, UK, October 8, 2015--Pay TV subscriptions for 338 operators across 89 countries will increase by 200 million from a collective 704 million in 2014 to 904 million by 2020, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. The Global Pay TV Operator Forecasts report estimates that 29 operators had more than 5 million paying subs by end- 2014.

Satellite Operator Financials Facing Significant HTS Impact

Cambridge, MA, October 1, 2015--NSR’s Satellite Operator Financial Analysis (SOFA), 5th Edition, published today, finds that as GEO-HTS payloads continue to become more prevalent, satellite operator business models are encountering dramatic effects, including altered CAPEX cycles, lower backlogs, and falling revenues per transponder.

New Survey Highlights Sky-High Demand for In-flight Broadband

London, UK, October 1, 2015 – A new survey of more than 6,000 airline passengers reveals the very strong demand for in-flight broadband services that exists among Europe’s aviation passengers.  This demand is seen across all age groups and those travelling for either business or leisure.

Significant Growth and Consolidation Expected in the Maritime Sector in the Coming Years

Paris, France, September 29, 2015 - According to Euroconsult's newly published report, Maritime Telecom Solutions by Satellite, Global Market Analysis & Forecasts, the value of the global maritime satellite communications market will double over the next decade, with a CAGR of 6% in terminals and 8% in revenue over the 10-year period.

Mobility and Throughput Key to Unsettled Government & Military Satcom Market

Cambridge, MA, September 21, 2015 – NSR’s newly released Government and Military Satellite Communications, 12th Edition report forecasts demand from global government and military customers for satellite communications continues to grow – but challenges persist in terms of budgets, proprietary versus commercial offerings, and how new technologies fit into the Government and Military users’ agenda.  With more than 80 Gbps of HTS capacity demand, and more than $8 Billion in Retail Revenues by 2024, there continues to remain bright spots of activity in what looks to be an improving market in a disputed spending environment.