Market Trends

More than 330 million 4K UHD TVs will be Sold Globally by 2019

Dallas, Tex., October 14, 2015--Newly released connected CE research from Parks Associates finds more than 330 million 4K UHD TVs will be sold globally by the end of 2019, an increase from two million in 2013. The report,Connected CE: Trends and Innovation, notes that, of U.S. broadband households planning to purchase a flat-panel TV in 2015, 56% think that 4K picture quality is an important feature. Among flat-panel shoppers not planning to buy a 4K TV, 42% were unfamiliar with 4K/UHD technologies, and 44% felt either that the price was too high or that the picture quality was not worth the premium cost.

Top Pay TV Operators to Add 200 million Subs

London, UK, October 8, 2015--Pay TV subscriptions for 338 operators across 89 countries will increase by 200 million from a collective 704 million in 2014 to 904 million by 2020, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. The Global Pay TV Operator Forecasts report estimates that 29 operators had more than 5 million paying subs by end- 2014.

Satellite Operator Financials Facing Significant HTS Impact

Cambridge, MA, October 1, 2015--NSR’s Satellite Operator Financial Analysis (SOFA), 5th Edition, published today, finds that as GEO-HTS payloads continue to become more prevalent, satellite operator business models are encountering dramatic effects, including altered CAPEX cycles, lower backlogs, and falling revenues per transponder.

New Survey Highlights Sky-High Demand for In-flight Broadband

London, UK, October 1, 2015 – A new survey of more than 6,000 airline passengers reveals the very strong demand for in-flight broadband services that exists among Europe’s aviation passengers.  This demand is seen across all age groups and those travelling for either business or leisure.

Significant Growth and Consolidation Expected in the Maritime Sector in the Coming Years

Paris, France, September 29, 2015 - According to Euroconsult's newly published report, Maritime Telecom Solutions by Satellite, Global Market Analysis & Forecasts, the value of the global maritime satellite communications market will double over the next decade, with a CAGR of 6% in terminals and 8% in revenue over the 10-year period.

Asia-Pacific Top Pay TV Operators' Subscriptions to Rise 74% by 2020

Singapore, September 24, 2015--Despite economic growth concerns, Pay TV subscriptions for Asia Pacific’s top 68 operators will increase by 74% from a collective 376 million in 2014 to 535 million by 2020, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. These operators from 20 countries will climb from 75% of Asia Pacific pay TV subscribers in 2014 to 83% by 2020.

HTS in Asia to Heat-up Over Next Decade

Cambridge, MA – September 23, 2015 – NSR’s Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 12th Edition report, the industry leading study on satellite capacity, projects High Throughput Satellites (HTS) will play a pivotal role in growth across Asia.  An increasingly “wired” Asian population, the “Asia Pivot” by Gov & Mil operations, and targeted satellite programs going after specific demand are driving new and innovative approaches for HTS capacity in Asia.

India Internet of Things (IoT) Market to Grow at a CAGR Over 28% Through 2020

Burnaby, Canada, September 21, 2015--According to a recently released TechSci Research report, "India Internet of Things (IoT) Market Opportunities & Forecast, 2020", IoT market in India is projected to grow at a CAGR more than 28% during 2015 - 2020. Growth in the market is anticipated on account of ongoing technological developments in IoT technology for providing better connectivity and coverage as well as real-time monitoring & tracking of services and systems across diverse industry verticals to reduce operational and manpower costs. Moreover, various government projects such as smart cities, smart transportation, smart grids, etc., are also expected to further propel use of IoT technology in the country over the next five years.

Mobility and Throughput Key to Unsettled Government & Military Satcom Market

Cambridge, MA, September 21, 2015 – NSR’s newly released Government and Military Satellite Communications, 12th Edition report forecasts demand from global government and military customers for satellite communications continues to grow – but challenges persist in terms of budgets, proprietary versus commercial offerings, and how new technologies fit into the Government and Military users’ agenda.  With more than 80 Gbps of HTS capacity demand, and more than $8 Billion in Retail Revenues by 2024, there continues to remain bright spots of activity in what looks to be an improving market in a disputed spending environment.

World Teleport Association Opens the Top Teleport Operators of 2015 Survey

New York City, NY, September 16, 2015–The World Teleport Association (WTA) has opened its global email survey for the Top Operators of 2015 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.