Market Trends

Global Airborne ISR Market Thriving With Latest Value Close to US$ 20 billion and Forecasts of up to US$ 43 billion by 2020

Washington, D.C. October 20, 2014--The global market for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms and payloads is thriving, with recent assessments pegging its latest value at close to $20 billion and forecasts of up to $43 billion by 2020, accoridng to a recent report from

More than 46 million Households Worldwide will Subscribe to a 4K UHD Pay-TV service by 2018

Dallas, Tex., October 15, 2014--New research from Parks Associates finds more than 46 million households worldwide will subscribe to a 4K UHD pay-TV service by 2018. Pay-TV providers will deploy this service as a differentiator, especially among younger consumers who are more likely to use new pay-TV features, such as TV Everywhere and cloud DVR, but also have slightly lower subscription rates for pay-TV services. In the U.S., 82% of consumers 18-22 have a pay-TV subscription, compared to 87% among older consumers.

EO Investment and Data/Services Demand Expected to be Driven by Emerging Markets

Paris, France, October 9, 2014 - According to Euroconsult's newly published report, Satellite-Based Earth Observation: Market Prospects to 2023, 353 Earth observation (EO) satellites are expected to be launched over the next decade compared to 162 over 2004-2013. This will result in US$ 36 billion in manufacturing revenues over the period, an 85% increase over the previous decade.

Broadband Now Installed in more than 700 million Homes Worldwide

London, UK, October 6, 2014--The latest milestone in the relentless march of high speed internet access was passed at the end of June this year as the total number of households with a broadband line came to 700.2 million, accoridng to Point Topic.

Half a Billion Connected TV Devices But Fragmentation is Increasing

Boston, Mass., October 3, 2014-- The latest research from Strategy Analytics' Connected Home Devices team, the Global Connected TV Device Tracker, shows that the number of connected TV devices installed globally reached just short of 500 million devices in Q2 2014, an increase of 7% over Q1. The research covers all connected TV devices such as smart TVs, smart blu-ray disc players, games consoles and digital media streamers.

Saudi Arabia Maintains its Rank as the Arab World’s Most Competitive Cellular Market for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Amman, Jordan, October 2, 2014--The Arab Advisors Group released the results of its Cellular Competition Intensity Index 2014 in September 2014. The index ranks Saudi Arabia as the most competitive Arab cellular market. Jordan came in second, followed by Palestine.

New NSR Report Finds Satellite Operators Driving Efficiencies via HTS and Acquisitions

Wilmington, DE– September 30, 2014 - NSR's Satellite Operator Financial Analysis (SOFA), 4th Edition, published today, finds that operational efficiency is more important than ever for satellite operators, with many taking a multi-pronged approach to increasing productivity. This trend is not limited to acquisitions, but also extends to HTS payloads being launched.

OTT Revenues to Reach to US$ 42 billion by 2020

London, UK, September 25, 2014--Global online TV and video revenues (over fixed broadband networks for 51 countries) will reach US$ 42.34 billion in 2020; up from US$ 3.96 billion recorded in 2010 and the US$ 19.03 billion expected in 2014, according to a new report from Digital TV  Research. 

Global RF Devices Market for Smart TV and Cellular Devices Forecast to 2018

Dallas, Tex., September 24, 2014--Global RF Devices market for Smart TV is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 12.26% over the period 2013-2018. Global RF Devices market for Cellular is projected to grow at 16.2% CAGR over the period 2013-2018.

HTS Revenues to Overtake FSS in Battleground Applications

Wilmington, DE, September 12, 2014-- High-Throughput Satellites (HTS) has oftentimes been synonymous with Consumer Broadband services in developed countries; however, NSR’s Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 11th Edition report forecasts HTS revenues for key applications overtaking traditional FSS C-, Ku-, and Ka-band revenues by 2023.