Market Trends

HD Channels and Video on Demand Driving Latin American Pay TV Growth

Sao Paolo, Brazil, Oct. 22, 2014--The Latin American pay TV services market is expected to continue its growth trajectory due to the rise in postpaid subscriptions for direct-to-home (DTH) TV. The demand for value-added services such as high-definition (HD) and video on demand (VOD) is further spurring market development. Innovative commercialization models including prepaid plans and multiple-play bundles add to market revenues, according to a new report by Frost and Sullivan.

Satellite Earth-Observation Market in Midst of Major Industry Shift

Wilmington, DE, October 22, 2014--NSR's Satellite-Based Earth Observation (EO), 6th Edition report, released today, projects that data, value-added services and Information Products from satellite-based Earth Observation will grow to US$ 5.1 billion by 2023, up from US$ 2.1 billion in 2013. The market will shift gears in the wake of new very high resolution data available and increased demand from commercial and enterprise customers.

OSS/BSS Market Projected to be Worth US$48.54 Billion by 2018

Albany, NY October 21, 2014--All telecommunication services (fixed line or mobile) are basically made up of a combination of hardware devices and embedded software that enables the hardware in undertaking various operations. Along with the embedded software, there are two other software applications that are critical for the proper management of the telecom network. These are OSS and BSS.

64% of U.S. Broadband Households have Internet-connected CE

Dallas, Tex., October 21, 2014--New research reports from Parks Associates highlight the financial and business opportunities in the expanding markets for pay-tv and OTT services, digital content, cloud solutions, and connected Consumer Electronics (CE). The research firm's New Business Models for Connected CE reports 64% of U.S. broadband households have an Internet-connected CE and 55% have an OTT service subscription, an area poised for strong growth especially following HBO's announcement that it will launch a stand-alone HBO Go service.

Global Airborne ISR Market Thriving With Latest Value Close to US$ 20 billion and Forecasts of up to US$ 43 billion by 2020

Washington, D.C. October 20, 2014--The global market for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms and payloads is thriving, with recent assessments pegging its latest value at close to $20 billion and forecasts of up to $43 billion by 2020, accoridng to a recent report from

More than 46 million Households Worldwide will Subscribe to a 4K UHD Pay-TV service by 2018

Dallas, Tex., October 15, 2014--New research from Parks Associates finds more than 46 million households worldwide will subscribe to a 4K UHD pay-TV service by 2018. Pay-TV providers will deploy this service as a differentiator, especially among younger consumers who are more likely to use new pay-TV features, such as TV Everywhere and cloud DVR, but also have slightly lower subscription rates for pay-TV services. In the U.S., 82% of consumers 18-22 have a pay-TV subscription, compared to 87% among older consumers.

EO Investment and Data/Services Demand Expected to be Driven by Emerging Markets

Paris, France, October 9, 2014 - According to Euroconsult's newly published report, Satellite-Based Earth Observation: Market Prospects to 2023, 353 Earth observation (EO) satellites are expected to be launched over the next decade compared to 162 over 2004-2013. This will result in US$ 36 billion in manufacturing revenues over the period, an 85% increase over the previous decade.

Broadband Now Installed in more than 700 million Homes Worldwide

London, UK, October 6, 2014--The latest milestone in the relentless march of high speed internet access was passed at the end of June this year as the total number of households with a broadband line came to 700.2 million, accoridng to Point Topic.

Akamai Releases Second Quarter 2014 ‘State of the Internet' Report

Cambridge, Mass. – October 6, 2014 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), a provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, released its Second Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds and broadband adoption across fixed and mobile networks, overall attack traffic, global 4K readiness, IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation, and traffic patterns across leading Web properties and digital media providers.

Half a Billion Connected TV Devices But Fragmentation is Increasing

Boston, Mass., October 3, 2014-- The latest research from Strategy Analytics' Connected Home Devices team, the Global Connected TV Device Tracker, shows that the number of connected TV devices installed globally reached just short of 500 million devices in Q2 2014, an increase of 7% over Q1. The research covers all connected TV devices such as smart TVs, smart blu-ray disc players, games consoles and digital media streamers.