Market Trends

WTA Publishes New Research Report on Reducing the Energy Load

New York City,  January 5, 2017–The World Teleport Association (WTA) today released Reducing the Energy Load, a new research report on the design, engineering and technology strategies that teleport operators are taking to reduce their energy consumption and which approaches are delivering the biggest impact for the money invested.

Internet of Things Connected Devices to Triple by 2021, Reaching Over 46 Billion Units

Hampshire, UK, December 13, 2016--New data from Juniper Research has found that the number of connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices, sensors and actuators will reach over 46 billion in 2021. This 200% increase, from 2016, will be driven in large part by a reduction in the unit costs of hardware. Juniper forecasts that it will average close to the ‘magic’ $1 throughout the period.

New NSR Report Sees Long Term Potential in the Land-based Mobility via Satellite Market

Cambridge, Mass., December 12, 2016–NSR’s newly released Land-Mobile via Satellite, 4th Edition (LMvS4) report projects cumulative revenue will top $18.1 billion during the 2015-2025 period.  The market is highly dependent on new products and timely launch of higher bandwidth satellites, which leverage increased bandwidth demand brought about by use of personal electronic devices in the field.  The recent Iridium NEXT launch delays just adds to a growing list of  ‘bad’ news that puts a damper on industry expectations. 

Global SVOD Homes to Reach 428 million by 2021

London, UK, December 12, 2016--The number of SVOD [subscription video on demand] homes is forecast to reach 428 million across 200 countries by 2021, up from 177 million in 2015 and an expected 248 million by end-2016. The total will grow by 70 million in 2016 alone, according to the Global SVOD Forecasts report.

NSR’s VSAT & Broadband Satellite Report Projects $133.7 Billion in 2015-2025 Service Revenue

Cambridge, Mass., November 28, 2016 – NSR’s VSAT and Broadband Satellite Markets 15th Edition report, released today, forecasts the global installed base for fixed VSATs to increase by 12.2 million by 2025, generating over $133.7 billion in cumulative Service Revenues over the 2015-25 period.  Despite near term challenges, insatiable data demand and HTS capacity will ignite long term growth.

NSR Report Finds Widening Growth Path for Government & Military Satcom Markets

Cambridge, Mass., November 7, 2016–NSR’s newly released Government and Military Satellite Communications, 13th Edition report finds satcom growth opportunities from global government and military customers continue to grow – primarily from mobility and HTS.  With outstanding questions on the shape of future proprietary military capacity, pricing pressures on commercial satellite capacity spilling over into military end-user expectations and a rebalance of general military deployment strategies, there is an ever widening path for growth.  At over $9 Billion in retail revenues by 2025, all signs point towards a slow, cautious recovery.

Mobile Video Viewing up over 200 Hours a Year

Stockholm, Sweden, November 3, 23016--Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today launched the seventh edition of its annual ConsumerLab TV & Media Report, which details the enormous and rapid shift in TV and video viewing behavior towards mobility. The report also shows that while both mobile video and on-demand TV viewing have soared over the past seven years, content discovery remains a huge frustration for consumers.

Satellite Communications & Broadcasting Markets Survey: Forecasts to 2025

Dublin, Ireland, October 11, 2016--Research and Markets just released the 23rd edition of its annual "Satellite Communications & Broadcasting Markets Survey."  The report forecasts that traffic carried over satellite will reach close to 3.5 Tbps  by 2025, with a 16% CAGR over the ten-year period.

50 Operators Control Two-thirds of Global Pay TV subs

London, UK, October 3, 2016--The top 100 operators accounted for three-quarters of the world’s pay TV subscribers by end-2015, with this proportion not expected to change over the next five years. The top 10 operators took 42% by end-2015, according to the Global Pay TV Operator Forecasts report. 

Earth Observation Manufacturing, Data Markets Continue Expansion

Paris, France, September 15, 2016-According to the 9th edition of Euroconsult's report, Satellite-Based Earth Observation, Market Prospects to 2025, due to be published in the coming weeks, 163 satellites (>50kg) were launched for civil and commercial Earth observation (excluding meteorology) over 2006-2015. These were launched for entities in 35 countries and generated $18.4 billion in manufacturing market revenues. Most of these satellites were launched by government operators to support policy objectives spanning climate change, sustainable development and industrial support. In addition, EO remains the primary application for emerging space programs; growing funding into these programs is a key driver for overall investment growth. In 2015 civil government investment topped $10 billion for the first time.