Market Trends

US$ 10 Billion Vote of Confidence in Emerging Space Market Opportunity

Cambridge, Mass., September 5, 2017 – NSR’s newest report The Emerging Space Market Opportunityreleasing tomorrow, finds that nearly 400 emerging space companies have been founded since 2000, all seeking to deliver new applications or pursue new approaches to operating in space. Supported by $10 billion in investment, these start-ups set the stage for an increase in the number and diversity of satellite services, new launch solutions and manufacturing practices, as well as innovative ways of operating in space that provide both near- and long-term revenue opportunities.

Satellite Modem Market worth US $ 420.4 million by 2023

Seattle, Washington, September 6, 2017--Markets and Markets released a new report entitled "Satellite Modem Market by Channel Type (SCPC & MCPC), Data Rate (High-Speed, Mid-Range, Entry-Level), Application (Mobile & Backhaul, IP Trunking, Offshore Communication), End User (Telecom, Marine, Oil & Gas), & Geography - Global Forecast to 2023", The satellite modem market is expected to grow from US$ 296.4 Million in 2017 to U$ 420.4 Million by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.0% between 2017 and 2023.

NSR Report Projects Satellite Ground Segment Reaching US$ 158 Billion in Next Decade

Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 21, 2017--NSR’s Commercial Satellite Ground Segment, 2nd Edition (CSGS2), released tomorrow, forecasts 2016-2026 cumulative global revenues for Commercial Satellite Ground Equipment to surpass US$ 158 billion. Satellite TV continues to be the largest segment by shipments and revenues. Consequently, Set-Top-Boxes and Antennas generate the largest revenue shares. However, in terms of growth VSAT platforms (modems + baseband equipment), driven by verticals such as Consumer Broadband and Mobility, will exhibit the highest levels. RF chains will also see applications like Aeronautical Satcom booming, while other verticals, such as Satcom Earth Stations, will contract. This leads to overall flat revenues of approx. US$ 1.3 billion per year.

China Drives Asia Pacific’s OTT TV & Video Boom

Singapore, August 1, 2017--Asia Pacific OTT revenues from TV episodes and movies will reach US$ 24.41 billion in 2022; triple the US$ 8.27 billion recorded in 2016. The total will increase by nearly US$ 3 billion in 2017 alone, according to recent research  from Digital TV research.

New Research Reveals Innovation is a Top Priority for Three Quarters of Pay-TV Executives Globally

Cheseaux, Switzerland, August 1, 2017 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and one of the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in partnership with MTM, a leading international research and strategy consultancy, today revealed  initial survey findings investigating the top priorities and challenges facing pay-TV operators around the world. Delivered as part of the 2017 Pay-TV Innovation Forum, the survey of pay-TV industry executives suggests that 76% of respondents believe innovation is a top priority, citing the launch of new products and services as the best way to maintain and grow their businesses in a highly competitive market environment.

Maritime Satellite Connectivity Moves to High Gear via HTS Adoption

Cambridge, Mass., July 19, 2017– NSR’s Maritime Satcom Markets, 5th Edition finds that satellite leasing revenues for the maritime VSAT mobility market are projected to exceed US$ 1 Billion by 2026.  With over US$ 400 million in leasing revenues in 2016 from FSS and HTS offerings, the steady roll-out of the ‘connected vessel’ over the next decade is being powered by falling capacity pricing.

Smallsat Market to Reach US$ 30 Billion in the Next 10 Years

Paris, France, July 13, 2017-According to Euroconsult's latest report, Prospects for the Small Satellite Market, significant expansion in terms of capabilities and demand is underway in the smallsat market. Over 6,200 smallsats are expected to be launched over the next ten years, a substantial augmentation over that of the previous decade (several mega constellations are now included within the scope of this report). The smallsat market from 2017-2026 will be driven by the roll-out of multiple constellations accounting for more than 70% of this total, mainly for commercial operators.

Satellite Capacity Pricing Volatility Continues as Operators Vie for High-Volume Verticals

Cambridge, MA – July 10, 2017 –  NSR’s Satellite Capacity Pricing Index (Q3 2017), 3rd Edition (SCPI3), releasing tomorrow, finds that in an era of shorter contract lengths, consolidating end users, technology change, and generally lower pricing; factors influencing price are more complex than ever.  NSR’s report finds that satellite capacity pricing has continued to erode globally across most, if not all, verticals and regions; however, this does not tell the entire story, with pricing having been found to fall across a wide spectrum determined by a multitude of end user requirements and other key factors.

$17 Billion HTS Capacity Market to Eclipse $2 Billion FSS Decline

Cambridge, Mass., July 3, 2017–The satellite industry is at the cusp of rapidly expanding its total addressable market and playing a much more critical role in the greater telecom ecosystem, with changes brought about by the lower cost per Mbps enabled by HTS capacity. This is the core finding of NSR’s industry leading Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 14th Edition (GSCSD14) study, released today. The study provides analysis for both supply and demand, and subsequent leasing revenues for satellite capacity moving forward.  The study finds that despite a decline of over $2 billion in annual FSS leasing revenues (driven by both C-band and Ku-band declines), the industry will be redefined by the promise of HTS capacity, seeing HTS revenues increase tenfold from 2016-2026, culminating in a $17 billion annual market by 2026. 

HTS Capacity Lease Revenues to Reach More Than US$ 6 Billion by 2025

Paris, France, June 21, 2017-According to Euroconsult's latest report, High Throughput Satellites: Vertical Market Analysis & Forecasts, the total committed investment from the 30 satellite operators in HTS systems has reached nearly $19 billion. Compared to the 36 launches of GEO-HTS systems over the past decade, another ~100 GEO-HTS systems are expected to launch from 2017 to 2025, at an average of 11 launches per year. Of these ~100 GEO-HTS systems, roughly 60 have yet to be officially contracted and are still open to the market.