Forecast: US$6.9B in new rev­enues by 2021

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“The Ku- band mar­ket will con­tinue to be the main growth en­gine for the com­mer­cial satel­lite mar­ket for the coming ten years”, notes Pa­trick M. French, NSR se­nior an­a­lyst and au­thor of the report. “The di­rect- to­home (DTH) TV mar­ket alone could add US$1.4 bil­lion in net new rev­enues by 2021 out of US$4.3 bil­lion ex­pected in to­tal for the Kuband seg­ment. Solid Ku-band rev­enue gains are also ex­pected from the video distri­bu­tion, en­ter­prise data, com­mer­cial mo­bil­ity and government and mil­i­tary ver­ti­cals.” One ma­jor find­ing in the report was that the com­mer­cial satel­lite in­dus­try is fi­nally be­gin­ning to fully grasp the sig­nif­i­cance of High Through­put Satel­lites (HTS) and the po­ten­tial to drive new growth in other mar­ket ver­ti­cals be­yond satel­lite broad­band ac­cess ser­vices. The com­bined HTS mar­kets could add al­most US$1.9 bil­lion in net new rev­enues to the in­dus­try in the coming ten years, which is the sec­ond big­gest gain af­ter the Kuband mar­ket. “The wide­beam Ka- band mar­ket, es­pe­cially for the government and mil­i­tary seg­ment in the Mid­dle East, is also be­gin­ning to get some real trac­tion for the in­dus­try even if to­tal rev­enue growth is ex­pected to be sub­stan­tially smaller that the Ku- band or HTS side of the busi­ness,” said French. The only cloud on the hori­zon, as iden­ti­fied by NSR, was the po­ten­tial for weak­en­ing C-band back­haul de­mand af­ter 2015 should the in­dus­try be­gin to rapidly mi­grate to the use of HTS and O3b ca­pac­ity for data-in­ten­sive 3G and 4G back­haul. The Global As­sess­ment of Satel­lite Sup­ply and De­mand ~ 9th Edi­tion report, pro­vides data and anal­y­sis from the global trends to de­tailed and gran­u­lar as­sess­ments of sup­ply and de­mand for eight sep­a­rate ap­pli­ca­tions, in each of four dif­fer­ent types of ca­pac­ity: C-band, Ku-band, wide­beam Ka-band, HTS; for twelve in­di­vid­ual re­gions.

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