Market Trends

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. 

Satellite TV One of the Fastest Growing Media in West Africa

Paris, France, February 3, 2016 –New research revealed in the annual Africascope report produced by TNS Sofres[1] shows a buoyant TV market in French-speaking African countries and the increasing marketshare of the EUTELSAT 16A satellite, one of the key TV satellites for West Africa.

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.