Market Trends

Smallsat Market to Reach US$ 30 Billion in the Next 10 Years

Paris, France, July 13, 2017-According to Euroconsult's latest report, Prospects for the Small Satellite Market, significant expansion in terms of capabilities and demand is underway in the smallsat market. Over 6,200 smallsats are expected to be launched over the next ten years, a substantial augmentation over that of the previous decade (several mega constellations are now included within the scope of this report). The smallsat market from 2017-2026 will be driven by the roll-out of multiple constellations accounting for more than 70% of this total, mainly for commercial operators.

Satellite Capacity Pricing Volatility Continues as Operators Vie for High-Volume Verticals

Cambridge, MA – July 10, 2017 –  NSR’s Satellite Capacity Pricing Index (Q3 2017), 3rd Edition (SCPI3), releasing tomorrow, finds that in an era of shorter contract lengths, consolidating end users, technology change, and generally lower pricing; factors influencing price are more complex than ever.  NSR’s report finds that satellite capacity pricing has continued to erode globally across most, if not all, verticals and regions; however, this does not tell the entire story, with pricing having been found to fall across a wide spectrum determined by a multitude of end user requirements and other key factors.

$17 Billion HTS Capacity Market to Eclipse $2 Billion FSS Decline

Cambridge, Mass., July 3, 2017–The satellite industry is at the cusp of rapidly expanding its total addressable market and playing a much more critical role in the greater telecom ecosystem, with changes brought about by the lower cost per Mbps enabled by HTS capacity. This is the core finding of NSR’s industry leading Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 14th Edition (GSCSD14) study, released today. The study provides analysis for both supply and demand, and subsequent leasing revenues for satellite capacity moving forward.  The study finds that despite a decline of over $2 billion in annual FSS leasing revenues (driven by both C-band and Ku-band declines), the industry will be redefined by the promise of HTS capacity, seeing HTS revenues increase tenfold from 2016-2026, culminating in a $17 billion annual market by 2026. 

HTS Capacity Lease Revenues to Reach More Than US$ 6 Billion by 2025

Paris, France, June 21, 2017-According to Euroconsult's latest report, High Throughput Satellites: Vertical Market Analysis & Forecasts, the total committed investment from the 30 satellite operators in HTS systems has reached nearly $19 billion. Compared to the 36 launches of GEO-HTS systems over the past decade, another ~100 GEO-HTS systems are expected to launch from 2017 to 2025, at an average of 11 launches per year. Of these ~100 GEO-HTS systems, roughly 60 have yet to be officially contracted and are still open to the market.

Latin American Pay TV Market Expected to See Substantial Growth

Cheseaux, Switzerland, June 13, 2017 – Developed by NAGRA in partnership with MTM, a leading international research and strategy consultancy, the Pay-TV Innovation Forum 2017 is a global research program for senior pay-TV executives that examines the state of pay-TV innovations and strategies that will drive the next phase of growth for pay-TV operators – in TV, OTT and adjacent businesses. The first regional seminar of the 2017 edition took place in April, surfacing a number of emerging findings on the state and development of the Latin American pay-TV industry.

Global Pay TV Subscribers Reach 969 million

London, UK, June 12, 2017--Based on 138 countries, Digital TV Research estimated 254 million additional pay TV subscribers (up by 35%) between 2010 and 2016 to take the global total to 969 million.

Pay-TV Innovation Forum Reveals the 2017 Challenges and Growth Strategies of North American Pay-TV Service Providers

Cheseaux, Switzerland – June 7, 2017 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in partnership with MTM, a leading international research and strategy consultancy, today revealed the first wave of findings from the Pay-TV Innovation Forum 2017which looks first at the state of the North American market. The global research program examines the state of pay-TV innovations and strategies that will drive the next phase of growth for the industry.

Government Spending in Space Programs Reached US$ 62 Billion in 2016

Paris, France, June 1, 2017--According to Euroconsult's newly released research report, Government Space Programs: Benchmarks, Profiles & Forecasts to 2026, global space budgets totaled $62.2 billion in 2016, down 2% from the previous year. Governments launched 75 satellites, less than the historical peak of 2015 but in line with the last five year average.

HTS Key to Cracking Polar Satcom

Cambridge, Mass., June 1, 2017--NSR’s Polar Satellite Markets, 2nd Edition report, published tomorrow, shows more than US$ 1.7 billion in revenue growth generated by the Arctic and Antarctic regions across a range of applications and frequency bands, driven by new bandwidth and capacity opportunities. Maritime demand will drive the growth of this nascent market, resulting in a 12-fold increase of commercial mobility capacity revenues alone between 2015 and 2025, albeit from a low base.

NSR Report: Satcom Onboard Aircraft Represents US$ 32 Billion Revenue Opportunity

Cambridge, Mass., May 22, 2017 – NSR’s Aeronautical Satcom Markets, 5th Edition report, published tomorrow, forecasts in-flight connectivity (IFC) to be installed on 2 out of every 3 commercial passenger aircraft by the end of 2026. Driven by higher demand for broadband connectivity, this installed base will generate over US$ 32 billion in revenue over the next decade, as air travel continues its rise around the world.  The imminent start of service by highly-touted HTS will help meet the tall expectations of passengers for quality inflight connectivity (IFC) experience at the right price.