NSR’s Global Assessment of Satellite Supply & Demand, 9th Edition report, released today, found that commercial satellite operators grew capacity leasing revenues by US$635 million between 2010 and 2011 and are aggressively targeting new markets such as mobility and other high value services in order to maintain sustained revenue expansion for the coming years.
“The Ku-band market will continue to be the main growth engine for the commercial satellite market for the coming ten years”, noted Patrick M. French, NSR Senior Analyst and the report author. “The direct-to-home (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 Ku-band segment. Solid Ku-band revenue gains are also expected from the video distribution, enterprise data, commercial mobility and gov/mil verticals.”
A major finding in the report is that the commercial satellite industry is finally beginning to fully grasp the significance of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) and their potential to drive new market growth in many other market verticals beyond satellite broadband access services. The report found that all HTS markets combined 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 Ku-band market. Continue>