Market Trends

SSPI Releases the 2016 International Study of the Satellite Workforce: “Launch Failure?”

New York City, NY,March 3, 2016–The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today released Launch Failure: Can We Attract and Retain the Talent that Powers Innovation?  It is the product of SSPI's New Century Workforce program, the satellite industry's only multi-company, multinational study of workforce practices, employee compensation and engagement, and the make-up of the industry’s workforce.  The report, the second in a series, follows SSPI's 2015 release, Are We Winning the War for Talent? 

Pay-TV and OTT in Asia

Singapore, March 2, 2016–Today, at its third annual OTT Summit,  CASBAA, the Association for digital multichannel TV, content, platforms, advertising and video delivery in Asia released a groundbreaking study on Asian OTT regulation. The new publication, Same Same But Different? Video Policies for Asian Pay-TV and OTT details an “unsustainable” situation, which sees governments maintain legacy regulatory policies that disadvantage their local operators, while television supply is moving online and undergoing a “comprehensive transformation.”

Worldwide IoT Platform Market to Reach US$ 1.6 Billion by 2021

Dublin, Ireland, February 23, 2016--Research and Markets forecast the IoT Platforms market growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33% over the 2015-2021 forecast period, with annual revenue reaching US$ 1.6 billion in 2021.

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.