Market Trends

New NSR Report Finds Broadband Maritime Markets Driving 8% Revenue Growth

Cambridge, Mass., June 8, 2016NSR’s Maritime Satcom Markets, 4th Edition, finds that maritime markets continue to demand more from their connectivity – with a steady move towards a ‘connected vessel’ across all major segments.  Although some contraction has occurred in key markets, lower satellite capacity pricing is opening the tap for broadband VSAT adoption.  With retail revenue growth annually exceeding 8% from 2015 – 2025 and HTS-options nearing 30%, the trend is clear – we are well into a trend of increasingly higher connectivity for maritime customers.

US$ 26 Billion Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Market by 2025

Paris, France June 2, 2016-According to Euroconsult's latest report, Prospects for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, the size of the professional RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) manufacturing and services market is expected to grow significantly in the next ten years, from $1 billion in 2015 to $26 billion in 2025.

Internet of Things to Overtake Mobile Phones by 2018

Stockholm, Sweden, June 1, 2016--The latest edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Mobility Report, published today, reveals that the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected device by 2018. Between 2015 and 2021, the number of IoT connected devices is expected to grow 23 percent annually, of which cellular IoT is forecast to have the highest growth rate. Of the 28 billion total devices that will be connected by 2021, close to 16 billion will be IoT devices.

4K Set-Top Box Market to Quadruple in 2016

Oyster Bay, NY, May 18, 2016--ABI Research forecasts the 4K set-top box market will quadruple from less than two million units in 2015 to more than 7 million in 2016, and then grow by 46% annually through 2021. However, the overall set-top box market is on the decline, expected to drop by about nine percent in 2016 to less than $16 billion in revenue, with both Pay TV and free-to-air boxes losing value.

WTA Publishes Report on The Internet of Things Opportunity for Teleports

New York, NY, May 17, 2016–The World Teleport Association (WTA) today released The Internet of Things Opportunity for Teleports, a new research report. The growth forecasts for the Internet of Things are off the charts.

Middle East and Africa SVOD Revenues to Climb Tenfold

London, UK, May 9, 2016--Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) revenues will increase tenfold from US$ 124 million in 2015 to US$ 1.24 billion in 2021. The Middle East & Africa Over the Top (OTT) TV and Video Forecasts report estimates that Turkey will remain market leader covered, with US$ 257 million in SVOD revenues by 2021.

IoT Market Expected to Grow at 15.2% CAGR from 2015 to 2022

San Francisco, Calif., May 4, 2016--The Internet of Things (IoT) market was worth US$ 605.69 billion in 2014 owing to rising requirement for internet connectivity worldwide coupled with technological advancements according to a report by Grand View Research. The emergence of start-ups in different industries to satisfy growing need of consumers is anticipated to result in increasing venture capital investments. The market is estimated to grow at 15.2 % to reach over US$ 1.88 trillion by 2022.

Asia Pacific Boosts Pay TV revenues

Singapore, May 3, 2016--Global pay TV revenues [subscription fees and PPV movies and TV episodes] for 138 countries will only grow by US$ 99 million between 2015 and 2021 to US$ 205.92 billion; having peaked in 2018. This follows 19.5% growth between 2010 and 2015, according to the Digital TV Revenue Forecasts report.

Global Broadband over Three-quarters of a Billion...And Still Growing

London, April 15, 2016--Global broadband over three quarters of a billion...and still growing The most recent milestone for broadband came late in 2015 according to the most recent report from Point Topic “Global broadband subscribers: Q4 2015”.  As at the end of December 2015 there were 751.2 million fixed broadband lines globally.

IPTV Overtakes Pay Satellite TV in Western Europe

London, UK, April 13, 2015--The number of homes paying for IPTV in Western Europe overtook pay satellite TV ones in 2015. According the Digital TV Western Europe Forecasts report, IPTV subscriptions will climb by nearly 7 million (up by 27%) between 2015 and 2021. IPTV revenues will reach $5.77 billion in 2021 – up by US$ 1.2 Billion.