Market Trends

NSR Releases Industry-First Satellite Capacity Pricing Index

Cambridge, MA, February 23, 2016 — Released today, NSR’s Satellite Capacity Pricing Index- Q1 2016, leads the industry with a first of its kind, in depth analysis of real-world satellite operator pricing.  The index incorporates actual satellite operator inputs across traditional FSS C-band & Ku-band capacity, and GEO-HTS, including rate-card pricing by region, application, and frequency band.

414 million Cellular lines in the Arab World

Amman, Jordan,  February 23, 2016--By end of March 2015, mobile operators in nineteen Arab countries had 414 million cellular lines, up from 413.6 million at yearend 2014, a mere growth of 0.1%. A new report from Arab Advisors Group analyzes and ranks cellular operators in the Arab World. The three cellular operators in Egypt; Vodafone, Mobinil and Etisalat were the largest Arab cellular operators in terms of subscriptions by end of March 2015.

In-Flight Mobile Roaming Revenues to Reach US$ 3 Billion by 2020, Representing 5% of International Roaming Revenue

Hampshire, UK,  February 22, 2016: A new report from Juniper Research has valued operator in-flight roaming revenues at nearly US$ 3 billion by 2020, doubling the value estimated for this year. This figure includes mobile voice, data and SMS.

Streaming Delays Mentally Taxing for Smartphone Users According to the Ericsson Mobility Report

Barcelona, Spain, February 17, 2016--Launched today, the Mobile World Congress edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Mobility Report reveals the impact of different levels of network performance on smartphone users and their perceptions of mobile operators and digital content providers.

Internet of Things Applications are Expanding in the Middle East

Amman, Jordan, February 9, 2016--A new report from the Arab Advisors Group provides an analysis of the Internet of Things “IoT” services offered by cellular operators in the Arab World. The research revealed that by October 2015, 22 operators in 12 countries offered IoT services. The most common IoT offering is Tracking services, followed by NFC and Surveillance and Security services.  

Passenger Connectivity Services to Surpass US$ 5 Billion by 2025

Paris, France, February 4, 2016 - According to Euroconsult's newly released report, Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity, total revenues from passenger connectivity services are expected to grow from $700 million in 2015 to nearly $5.4 billion by 2025, a 23% CAGR over the 10-year period. "At the end of 2015, 72 airlines had already installed or announced plans to install passenger connectivity systems on board, and the number of connected commercial aircraft had increased by 21% compared to the end of 2014," said Geoffroy Stern, Senior Consultant at Euroconsult and editor of the report.

Mobility Applications Propel Flat Panel Satellite Antenna Market

Cambridge, Mass., February 3, 2016 – NSR’s Flat Panel Satellite Antenna Analysis is the industry’s first multi-client report on this emerging technology.  Forecasting demand for lighter, low-profile, bandwidth-efficient Flat Panel Antennas (FPAs), NSR’s report sees growth reaching over $710 Million in annual revenues by 2025 from shipped units. Touted as the key element unlocking value across the FSS and HTS value chain, FPAs offer unrivaled opportunities through smaller size, weight, power, and flat form factors. 

44 Operators in 17 Arab Countries Commercially Offer 3G/3.5G/3.75/3.9G

Amman, Jordan, January 20, 2016--A new report from the Arab Advisors Group provides an analysis of the 3G/3.5G/3.75/3.9G services landscape in the Arab World. The research revealed that during the period between May 2014 and October 2015, four more operators deployed 3G networks in the Arab World; increasing the number of operators with 3G/3.5G/3.75/3.9G services to forty four operators. The most common 3G/3.5G/3.75/3.9G service offered by the operators is mobile Internet, followed by video calling and mobile TV. 

Set-Top Box Shipments to Top 250 Million in 2015

Monterey, Calif., Jan. 14, 2016--Announced today by SNL Kagan, a division within S&P Capital IQ and SNL, global set-top box (STB) shipments maintained elevated levels in 2015, buoyed by demand in emerging market such as China and India. Worldwide STB shipments are on track to reach 253.1 million in 2015, up marginally from 248.6 million in 2014, as the global multichannel market swelled to an estimated 959 million subscribers, according to SNL Kagan estimates for global volumes.

WTA Releases the Teleport of Tomorrow Report

New York, NY, January 12, 2015–The World Teleport Association (WTA) today released The Teleport of Tomorrow, a new research report. In the report, WTA asks the thought leaders of the business today about how a successful teleport will look in the year 2020. The speed of technology and market change suggests that it will differ in many ways from what we think of as a teleport today, and that its personnel and business leaders will need different skills to be successful.