Market Trends

ABI Research Sees Service Providers Switching from Channel to Linear OTT Video over Traditional TV

Oyster Bay, New York, January 20, 2017--Service providers are decreasing marketing on their cable, satellite, and IPTV products that offer managed quality of service in favor of new products that use over the top (OTT) technologies to compete with Amazon and Netflix. With OTT competition significantly increasing in mature pay-TV markets, ABI Research forecasts that live linear OTT video services will grow to approximately $7 billion dollars of worldwide revenue by 2021, from a little more than $1 billion in 2016.

NSR Forecasts High Altitude Platforms as US$ 2 Billion Opportunity

Cambridge, Mass., January 10, 2017-NSR’s High-Altitude Platforms (HAPs)  report, released today, highlights opportunities for growth via current and new airships, balloons, and pseudo-satellites will reach over $2B in cumulative revenue over the next decade. NSR’s industry-first HAPS report forecasts a 44% increase in HAPs units and an 85% increase in associated revenue over the coming ten years. Diverse applications such as communications, remote sensing, surveillance, navigation, scientific research, and technology testing, as well as new apps, such as adventure tourism, will emerge as key HAPs market drivers.

WTA Announce Top Operator Rankings for 2016

New York City, NY, January 6, 2017The World Teleport Association (WTA) today published its annual rankings for the Top Teleport Operators of 2016. The annual rankings of companies by revenue and revenue growth are compiled by surveying teleport operators around the world as well as referencing the published results of publicly-held companies.

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.

Cellular Lines in the Arab World Slight Growth of 0.05% over 2015

Amman, Jordan, January 4, 2017--By end of the first quarter 2016, mobile operators in nineteen Arab countries had 414.736 million cellular lines, up from 414.544 million by yearend 2015; a growth of 0.05%. A new report from Arab Advisors Group analyzes and ranks cellular operators in the Arab World. Two of the cellular operators in Egypt; Vodafone and Orange were the largest Arab cellular operators in terms of subscriptions by end of March 2016.

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.