Market Trends

US$ 250 Billion to Manufacture and Launch 1,450 Satellites Over Next Ten Years

Paris, France, September 13, 2016--According to the 19th edition of the report Satellites to be Built & Launched (over the next ten years), due to be published later in September, Euroconsult anticipates that 145 satellites with launch mass over 50kg will be launched on average each year by 2025 for government agencies and commercial organizations worldwide. When including satellites smaller than 50kg and the two mega constellations of OneWeb and SpaceX, the total would grow precipitously to 9,000 units (vs. 1,480 launched in the past ten years).

Pay-TV Innovation Forum Releases Global Learnings from Industry's Innovation Landscape

Cheseaux, Switzerland, September 12, 2016 – NAGRA,  in partnership with MTM, an international research and strategy consultancy, today published the global learnings from the Pay-TV Innovation Forum, a comprehensive research programme launched earlier this year which examines the state of pay-TV innovation around the world.

NSR Finds Challenging but Opportunistic Changes in Satellite Operator Finances

Cambridge, Mass., September 12, 2016–NSR’s Satellite Operator Financial Analysis (SOFA), 6th Edition report, released today, finds that in an era of falling capacity prices and chaotic CAPEX developments, the satellite industry is at a crossroads. Decisions regarding business models and the way that operators conceptualize capacity will greatly affect  their place in the telecom value chain. NSR’s SOFA6 includes analysis of CAPEX calculations yielding significantly lower figures for “break-even costs”, and data-centric discussion detailing the extent to which pricing has fallen over the past few years.

FSS Capacity Market Value Forecast to Reach US$ 14 Billion by 2025

Paris, France, September 8, 2016-According to the 23rd edition of Euroconsult's report, Satellite Communications & Broadcasting Markets Survey, due to be published later in September, Euroconsult forecasts that traffic carried over satellite will reach close to 3.5 Tbps by 2025, with a 16% CAGR over the ten-year period.

Satellite-Based EO Represents a US$ 43 Billion Opportunity Over Next 10 Years 

Cambridge, Mass., September 6, 2016NSR’s Satellite-Based Earth Observation (EO), 8th Edition report, released today, projects data, value-added services, information products, and big data analytics from satellite-based EO to represent a $43 billion opportunity over the next decade. The market is expected to grow rapidly in downstream EO services, especially in the wake of increased supply of high resolution data with high frequency of revisits, driving demand for EO data and services across all verticals.

China Doubles Global Broadband Subscriber Growth Rate

London, UK, September 6, 2016--According to the most recent data in the Q1 2016 report published by Point Topic, China now boasts over a quarter of a billion fixed broadband subscribers, having added 34 million in the last two quarters. Furthermore, China has contributed to the global FTTH (fibre-to-the-home) growth dramatically, more than doubling its FTTH subscriber figure in the last 12 months.

World Teleport Association Opens the Top Teleport Operators of 2016 Survey

New York City, NY, September 1, 2016--The World Teleport Association (WTA) has opened its global email survey for the Top Operators of 2016 rankings. The Top Operator rankings, published annually by WTA since 2004, are the world's only rankings of top teleport operating companies serving media, data and voice markets.

Pay-TV Innovation Forum Highlights Varying Growth Opportunities for Asia Pacific Pay-TV Service Providers

Singapore, August 18, 2016–NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and a provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in partnership with MTM, an international research and strategy consultancy, have revealed the APAC findings from the Pay-TV Innovation Forum research program.

854 Free to Air Satellite Channels Broadcast in the MENA Region

Amman, Jordan, August 8, 2016--The number of FTA satellite channels in the Arab World reached 854 channels by May 2016. The 854 analyzed channels broadcast on Arabsat, Nilesat, Noorsat and Yahlive (fully operational channels reached 821). The majority of the analyzed FTA satellite channels broadcast in Standard Definition (SD), while 2.1% broadcast in High Definition (HD).  

Nine Operators Dominate MEA Pay TV

London, UK, August 2, 2016--Pay TV subscriptions in the Middle East & Africa region will increase by 67% between 2015 and 2021 – from 32.37 million to 54.09 million. The top nine pay TV operators [Multichoice (DStv and GOtv), StarTimes/StarSat, Canal Plus, OSN, beIN, DigiTurk, D-Smart, Yes and HOT], accounted for 70% of these subscribers by end-2015, with this proportion falling to 66% by 2021. So nine companies will continue to control more than two-thirds of the region’s pay TV subscribers, according to the Middle East & Africa Pay TV Operator Forecasts report.