Market Trends

20 New Countries to Invest in Space Programs by 2025

Paris, France, July 19, 2016 - According to Euroconsult's latest report, Trends & Prospects for Emerging Space Programs, 24 countries are identified as emerging space programs (ESPs) in 2015 having launched a total of 69 satellites in the last 20 years. As satellite technology has become more accessible and affordable, the number of countries investing in their first satellite system has increased dramatically. 2015 set an all-time record with nine satellites launched, confirming the dynamism of this market.

Asia-Pacific Pay-TV Industry Faces Slowing Growth


Hong Kong, July 19, 2016--The Asia-Pacific pay-TV industry will grow at a 5.8% average annual rate from 2016 to 2021, according to a new report, Asia Pacific Pay-TV & Broadband Markets, published by leading industry analysts Media Partners Asia (MPA). The pace of pay-TV subscriber and revenue growth is slowing, weakened by an economic slowdown and increasing competition from both legal and illegal alternatives.

NSR Report Projects $100 Billion in Commercial Ground Segment Revenues

Cambridge, Mass., July 18, 2016NSR’s Commercial Satellite Ground Segment report,  released today, projects the global market for Commercial Satellite Ground Equipment will grow from $5.6 Billion in 2015 to $11.5 Billion in 2025, generating over $100 Billion in cumulative revenue. Mass-markets like DTH and Consumer Broadband will generate the majority of shipments. However, high-value markets such as Aeronautical Satcom and Earth Stations offer large revenue potential and sizable upside for equipment vendors.

Competitive Environment, Success Factors for New Space Startups

Paris, France, July 14, 2016 - Euroconsult's latest report, Top NewSpace Startups to Watch, assesses 20 startups via business-based criteria in robust individual profiles in order to track their current standing, challenges, and future potential within the rapidly-evolving space/satellite value chain.

FSS Satellite Capacity Flatlines While HTS Growth is in Full Swing

Cambridge, Mass., July 12, 2016NSR’s Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 13th Edition finds a satellite industry in the midst of a sea of change, with choppy waters threatening to overturn operators sticking to the status quo. However, blue oceans do offer billion-dollar opportunities for those able to successfully change with the times. The widebeam capacity and dozens of transponder-satellites of yesteryear face enormous pricing pressures across a number of verticals, with NSR forecasting widebeam revenues to drop by over $1.25 billion from 2015 to 2025. Alternatively, HTS capacity creates a renaissance of sorts for the satellite industry, with over $7 billion in new revenues paving a growth path for operators able to pivot towards new business models and new ways of selling capacity.

Small Satellites Market to Reach US$ 22 Billion in the next Ten Years

Paris, France, July 7, 2016 - According to Euroconsult's latest report, Prospects for the Small Satellite Market, we are on the cusp of a major revolution for the space sector and overall space ecosystem, as more than 3,600 smallsats are expected to be launched over the next ten years, a significant increase from the previous decade. The total market value of these satellites is anticipated to be $22 billion (manufacture and launch), a 76% increase over that of 2006-2015. This rate of growth is unprecedented for the space sector and will bring about fundamental changes as both new and established industry players attempt to increase their capabilities in order to gain market share.

WTA Publishes New Research Report: Inside the Top Operators 2016

New York, NY, June 29, 2016--The World Teleport Association (WTA) today released a new research report: Inside the Top Operators (2016). The report analyzes data from theTop Operator Rankings of 2015, released by WTA in December.

New NSR Report Finds Broadband Maritime Markets Driving 8% Revenue Growth

Cambridge, Mass., June 8, 2016NSR’s Maritime Satcom Markets, 4th Edition, finds that maritime markets continue to demand more from their connectivity – with a steady move towards a ‘connected vessel’ across all major segments.  Although some contraction has occurred in key markets, lower satellite capacity pricing is opening the tap for broadband VSAT adoption.  With retail revenue growth annually exceeding 8% from 2015 – 2025 and HTS-options nearing 30%, the trend is clear – we are well into a trend of increasingly higher connectivity for maritime customers.

US$ 26 Billion Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Market by 2025

Paris, France June 2, 2016-According to Euroconsult's latest report, Prospects for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, the size of the professional RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) manufacturing and services market is expected to grow significantly in the next ten years, from $1 billion in 2015 to $26 billion in 2025.

Internet of Things to Overtake Mobile Phones by 2018

Stockholm, Sweden, June 1, 2016--The latest edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Mobility Report, published today, reveals that the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected device by 2018. Between 2015 and 2021, the number of IoT connected devices is expected to grow 23 percent annually, of which cellular IoT is forecast to have the highest growth rate. Of the 28 billion total devices that will be connected by 2021, close to 16 billion will be IoT devices.