Market Trends

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.  

CES Launches Reflect OTT TV Mobile Boom

London, UK, January 11, 2016 - The standout CES 2016 trend towards multiscreen TV experiences is supported by new research, which finds that mobile devices are the most popular choices for watching paid OTT TV content, with 66% of consumers globally preferring to access Internet TV via a mobile, tablet or laptop.

Mobile Internet Users to Top 2 Billion Worldwide in 2016

Framingham, Mass., January 4, 2016--The International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that 3.2 billion people, or 44% of the world's population, will have access to the Internet in 2016. Of this number, more than 2 billion will be using mobile devices to do so. But what are the world's Internet users doing online? A new IDC infographic, How the World Uses the Internet, looks at the global Internet population and some of its online activities.

WTA Releases The Evolution of SCPC and TDMA for Data Services Research Report

New York City, NY, January 4, 2016– The World Teleport Association (WTA) announced the release of a new research report: The Evolution of SCPC and TDMA for Data Services

Polar Satcom Markets Warming Up

Cambridge, MA – December 15, 2015 NSR’s newest report, Polar Satellite Markets, released today, finds a growth market for Arctic and Antarctic satellite communications, supported via a range of applications, orbits, and frequency bands all serving to build value in this nascent region.  Driven mainly by telephony/trunking and video, NSR projects the polar satcom market reaching $ 447 million by 2024.

BYOD, New Form Factors and HTS Boost the Land-Mobile via Satellite Market

Cambridge, MA – November 23, 2015 NSR's Land-Mobile & SNG via Satellite, 3rd Edition (LMvS3) report forecasts commercial land-based satcom nearly doubling to reach $2.2 billion by the end of 2024.  Central to this growth projection are trends in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) connectivity, new form factors and HTS capacity significantly reducing bandwidth cost.  And for all markets, MSS players stand to support the lion’s share of market opportunity.

Ericsson Mobility Report: 5G Mobile Subscriptions to Hit 150 million by 2021

Stockholm, Sweden, November 17, 2015--Launched today, the latest edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Mobility Report provides insight into the future of 5G networks, including a forecast of 150 million 5G mobile subscriptions by 2021.

‘Game of Drones’ in the ‘Age of Empires’?

Cambridge, MA – November 12, 2015 Released today, NSR’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Satcom & Imaging Markets, 2nd Edition finds satellite communications for, and imagery from, UAS will grow to $3.4 billion in the next decade.  The anticipated market growth is tied to greater Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) needs; an increased government and international organization  demand for UAS-based services supporting their growing need in the areas of homeland security, disaster management, and peace-keeping activities. Included in the NSR report is the first commercial small UAS (SUAS) imaging market forecast, which estimates while small at $200 million in 2014, SUAS imaging will experience explosive growth, more than doubling in the next ten years.