Market Trends

UltraHD via Satellite to Exceed 785 Channels over Next Decade

Cambridge, Mass., March 29, 2016Releasing tomorrow, NSR’s UltraHD via Satellite, 3rd Edition report identifies 2016 as a key inflection point for the rollout of UltraHD via satellite. NSR forecasts over 785 UltraHD channels by 2025, and satellite capacity required to carry bandwidth intensive UltraHD channels will drive an added $280M in annual leasing revenues.

North America to Lose Fewer Pay TV Subs

London, UK, March 17, 2016--The number of Pay TV subs in North America [Canada and the US] will fall from 112 million in the peak year of 2012 to 106 million in 2021, according to the fifth edition of the Digital TV North America Forecasts report. Simon Murray, Principal Analyst at Digital TV Research, said: “At first glance, this does not indicate a massive cord-cutting problem. However, the number of nonpay TV homes will climb from 20.7 million to 33.3 million over the same period [as the number of households will continue to increase]. To put it another way, pay TV penetration will drop from 87.1% in 2012 to 80.3% in 2021.” 

NSR Report Finds Lower Satellite Capacity Prices Unlocking 3G/4G Backhaul Opportunities

Cambridge, Mass., March 15, 2016 — NSR’s Wireless Backhaul via Satellite 10th Edition report, released today, forecasts the global installed base of satellite backhaul sites will surpass 67,000 by 2025 and will generate US$2.1 billion in revenues. Mobile Backhaul will generate the majority of growth led by Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The new vertical IP Content Distribution, serving capacity offload and content distribution to CDNs, will take some time to develop but could potentially become a strategic application for the industry. 

Set Top Box Market Worth $25.45 Billion By 2022

San Francisco, Calif., March 10, 2016-The global Set Top Box (STB) market size is expected to reach USD$ 25.45 billion by 2022 according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Technology proliferation and increasing demand for high-quality picture and sound is anticipated to boost global set top box market growth. Increasing demand for IPTV models in developed regions from North America and Europe has further bolstered industry growth. Additionally, abridged prices of smart TVs and growing availability of HD channels across all platforms are expected to push demand for advanced STB devices.

Imagine Communications Reveals Focus Forward 2016 Findings

Frisco, Tex., March 9, 2016--Imagine Communications revelaed today findings from the  2016 Focus Forward Technology Trends Report. The survey aims to answer important questions about how and when global media companies are navigating important and simultaneous technology transitions to modernized operations.

HTS Capacity Lease Revenues Surpass US$ 1 Billion in 2015

Paris, France, March 3, 2016-According to Euroconsult's latest report, High Throughput Satellites: Vertical Market Analysis & Forecasts, High Throughput Satellites (HTS) have continued their proliferation since late 2014 as over 20 new systems were ordered, including an eight satellite expansion order by O3b. In terms of HTS supply, net capacity additions in 2015 and 2016 remain relatively comparable to 2014, largely due to widespread slippage of launch schedules. Despite the lag in anticipated supply growth, demand for HTS capacity has accelerated more sharply than anticipated, leading to a significant upwards revision to leased HTS capacity estimates in 2015, largely fueled by a deepening market shift towards bulk capacity leasing and rapidly increasing data usage per end-user.

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? 

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.

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.