Northern Sky Research

Commercial Satellite Ground Segment

Published: July 2016

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NSR’s Commercial Satellite Ground Segment is the first of its kind industry analysis and forecast of the commercial satellite ground equipment sector. The study leverages NSR’s extensive and in-depth satellite industry knowledge and provides shipments and equipment revenues for all key industry segments:

  • Direct to Home (DTH)
  • Consumer Broadband
  • Fixed Enterprise VSAT
  • Wireless Backhaul
  • Trunking
  • Aeronautical SatCom
  • Land Mobile
  • Maritime
  • Baseband Equipment
  • SatCom Earth Stations
  • Earth Observation Ground Segment

The assessment covers shipments and equipment revenues in five regional markets, investigates trends impacting market growth and business models, and surveys technological trends shaping the future of the ground equipment and impacting the satellite industry as a whole.

The primary topics and questions addressed in the study include:

  • What are the shipments and equipment revenues to be generated in each region and market vertical, for each type of equipment?
  • What are the trends driving or restraining growth in equipment shipments and revenues for each market vertical and region, and for each type of equipment?
  • What are the technology trends in modems, RF equipment, antennas and baseband systems shaping the industry? How is the emergence of HTS and the growing demand of bandwidth influencing these trends?
  • How is the growing demand for HD and ultimately UHD broadcasting impacting the demand for DTH units and uplink equipment?
  • How is HTS opening new market segments in Broadband and Mobility markets?
  • How are the value chain and the different business models evolving with the new satellite industry ecosystem?
  • How is the market elasticity and the downward trend in pricing engaging new customers and creating opportunities for equipment manufacturers?
  • Which regions, verticals and technologies present the greatest opportunities?

NSR’s Commercial Satellite Ground Segment is a first of its kind analysis of the market opportunities, technology trends and the ground segment impact on the overall satellite industry. This new coverage is framed within NSR’s traditional depth of industry knowledge analyzing all key segments with unmatched level of detail.

The report combines the wide and well-grounded NSR analysis for each key vertical market in a single report with specific focus on terminals and ground infrastructure. From consumer oriented verticals like Broadband or DTH, to enterprise markets like fixed VSAT, Backhaul, Trunking or Mobility (Land, Maritime and Aero), or ground infrastructure opportunities like Baseband Equipment, SatCom Earth Stations or Earth Observation Ground Segment, the report provides the widest and most comprehensive analysis available of the Commercial Satellite Ground Segment.

NSR’s Commercial Satellite Ground Segment: Data Segmentation

Regional breakouts together with different scenarios for each vertical are an integral part of this report. In addition, the report provides relevant breakout for each vertical into applications, technologies and/or equipment class.

  • For the DTH units section, a breakdown into regions and SD/HD/UHD is provided.
  • Consumer Broadband shipments are presented with regional and frequency breakouts.
  • Regional, frequency and bandwidth details are provided for the Fixed Enterprise VSAT section.
  • Backhaul sites are classified by region, Base Station technology and frequency.
  • Frequency and regional categories are showed for the Trunking shipments.
  • The Aero Mobility vertical is detailed into regional, bandwidth consumption level and type of customer segments.
  • The Land Mobile section provides regional and additional application and technology breakouts.
  • The Maritime vertical is detailed into regional and bandwidth consumption level segments.
  • Regional, driving application and equipment size are the different categories provided for the Baseband Equipment and the SatCom Earth Stations sections.
  • Finally, Earth Observation Ground Segment is classified according to regions and antenna size.

Primary Elements of the Report Include:

  • Industry trend analysis including NSR’s assessment of each major market segment
  • A bottom-up forecasting approach based on detailed sites data, market trends and equipment cost
  • Results of the forecast in terms of installed base of units, shipments, capacity and CPE revenues for every market segment studied
  • More than 150 detailed tables and charts
  • Step-by-step methodology
  • Variance analysis for each market

A Complete Analytical Perspective

Elements of this study include:

  • Complete report document segmented by analysis on all regions, market opportunity, application, technology and demand trends
  • An Excel file containing all data and graphs so the client can easily use this work as a basis for their own internal market projections
  • Complimentary 1/2 half day of consulting time with the NSR analyst who authored the report to review report findings and interpret the market

Executive Summary

1. Global Overview
1.1 Introduction and Review
1.2 Definitions
1.3 Overview of Market and Industry Trends
1.4 Global Figures
1.5 B2B Figures

2. DTH Units
2.1 At a Glance
2.2 Scope and Definitions
2.3 Major Market Trends and Global Figures
2.4 DTH Units Shipments and Revenues by Region
2.5 DTH Units Shipments and Revenues by Technology
2.6 Announced Orders Summary

3. Consumer Broadband
3.1 At a Glance
3.2 Scope and Definitions
3.3 Major Market Trends and Global Figures
3.4 Consumer Broadband Shipments and Revenues by Region
3.5 Consumer Broadband Shipments and Revenues by Frequency
3.6 Announced Orders Summary

4. Enterprise VSAT
4.1 At a Glance
4.2 Scope and Definitions
4.3 Major Market Trends and Global Figures
4.4 Enterprise VSAT Shipments and Revenues by Region
4.5 Announced Orders Summary

5. Backhaul
5.1 At a Glance
5.2 Scope and Definitions
5.3 Major Market Trends and Global Figures
5.4 Backhaul Shipments and Revenues by Region
5.5 Backhaul Shipments and Revenues by BTS
5.6 Backhaul Shipments and Revenues by Frequency
5.7 Announced Orders Summary

6. Trunking
6.1 At a Glance
6.2 Scope and Definitions
6.3 Major Market Trends and Global Figures
6.4 Trunking Shipments and Revenues by Region
6.5 Trunking Shipments and Revenues by Frequency
6.6 Announced Orders Summary

7. Aeronautical SatCom
7.1 At a Glance
7.2 Scope and Definitions
7.3 Major Market Trends
7.4 Aeronautical SatCom Shipments by Region
7.5 Aeronautical SatCom Shipments by Segment
7.6 Aeronautical SatCom Revenues
7.7 Announced Orders Summary

8. Land Mobile
8.1 At a Glance
8.2 Scope and Definitions
8.3 Major Market Trends
8.4 Land Mobile Global Forecast
8.5 Land Mobile Shipments and Revenues by Region
8.6 Land Mobile Shipments and Revenues by Vertical Market
8.7 Announced Orders Summary

9. Maritime SatCom
9.1 At a Glance
9.2 Scope and Definitions
9.3 Major Market Trends
9.4 Maritime SatCom Global Forecast
9.5 Maritime SatCom Shipments by Region
9.6 Maritime SatCom Shipments and Revenues by Segment
9.7 Announced Orders Summary

10. Baseband Equipment
10.1 At a Glance
10.2 Scope and Definitions
10.3 Major Market Trends and Global Figures
10.4 Baseband Equipment Shipments and Revenues by Region
10.5 Baseband Equipment Shipments and Revenues by Size
10.6 Baseband Equipment Shipments and Revenues by Application
10.7 Announced Orders Summary

11. SatCom Earth Stations
11.1 At a Glance
11.2 Scope and Definitions
11.3 Major Market Trends and Global Figures
11.4 SatCom Earth Stations Shipments and Revenues by Region
11.5 SatCom Earth Stations Shipments and Revenues by Size
11.6 SatCom Earth Stations Shipments and Revenues by Application
11.7 Announced Orders Summary

12. EO Ground Segment
12.1 At a Glance
12.2 Scope and Definitions
12.3 Major Market Trends
12.4 EO Ground Segment Global Figures
12.5 EO Ground Segment Shipments by Site Size
12.6 EO Ground Segment Revenues
12.7 Announced Orders Summary

Appendix - Methodology
A1 DTH Units Methodology and Assumptions
A2 Consumer Broadband Methodology and Assumptions
A3 Enterprise VSAT Methodology and Assumptions
A4 Backhaul Methodology and Assumptions
A5 Trunking Methodology and Assumptions
A6 Aeronautical SatCom Methodology and Assumptions
A7 Land Mobile Methodology and Assumptions
A8 Maritime SatCom Methodology and Assumptions
A9 Baseband Equipment Methodology and Assumptions
A10 SatCom Earth Stations Methodology and Assumptions
A11 EO Ground Segment Methodology and Assumptions

List of Exhibits

E-1 2015-2025 Cumulative Equipment Revenues

1-1 Ground Equipment Shipment Scenarios
1-2 Ground Equipment Revenues by Region
1-3 Ground Equipment Revenues by Application
1-4 B2B Terminals Shipment Scenarios
1-5 B2B Terminals Revenues by Region
1-6 B2B Terminals Revenues by Application

2-1 DTH Shipment Scenarios
2-2 Global DTH Shipments by Regions
2-3 Global DTH CPE Revenues by Region
2-4 Global DTH Shipments by Technology
2-5 Global DTH CPE Revenues by Technology

3-1 Consumer Broadband Shipment Scenarios
3-2 Consumer Broadband CPE Shipments by Region
3-3 Consumer Broadband CPE Revenues by Region
3-4 Consumer Broadband CPE Shipments by Frequency
3-5 Consumer Broadband CPE Revenues by Frequency

4-1 Enterprise VSAT Shipment Scenarios
4-2 Enterprise VSAT Shipments by Region
4-3 Enterprise VSAT CPE Revenues by Region

5-1 Backhaul Shipment Scenarios
5-2 Backhaul CPE Shipments by Region
5-3 Backhaul CPE Revenues by Region
5-4 Backhaul CPE Shipments by Base Station Technology
5-5 Backhaul CPE Revenues by Base Station Technology
5-6 Backhaul CPE Shipments by Frequency
5-7 Backhaul CPE Revenues by Frequency

6-1 Trunking Shipment Scenarios
6-2 Trunking CPE Shipments by Region
6-3 Trunking CPE Revenues by Region
6-4 Trunking CPE Shipments by Frequency
6-5 Trunking CPE Revenues by Frequency

7-1 Global Aero Shipped Units Scenarios
7-2 Global Aero Retail Equipment Revenues
7-3 Business Aviation Broadband Terminal Shipped Units by Scenarios
7-4 Commercial Aviation Broadband Terminal Shipped Units by Regions
7-5 Commercial Aviation Broadband Terminal Equipment Revenues
7-6 Aeronautical Equipment Revenues - 2025

8-1 Global Land Mobile Shipped Units Scenarios
8-2 Global Land Mobile Revenues by Region
8-3 Global Land Mobile CPE Revenues by Market

9-1 Global Maritime Addressable Market
9-2 Commercial Maritime FPA Shipped Units by Frequency Band Distribution - 2025
9-3 Global Maritime VSAT Equipment Revenues
9-4 Global Maritime Shipped Units by Scenarios
9-5 Maritime Broadband VSAT Shipped Units by Regions
9-6 Maritime Narrowband VSAT Shipped Units by Scenarios

10-1 Baseband Equipment Shipment Scenarios
10-2 Baseband Equipment Shipments by Region
10-3 Baseband Equipment Revenues by Region
10-4 Baseband Equipment Shipments by Size
10-5 Baseband Equipment Revenues by Size
10-6 Baseband Shipments by Applications
10-7 Baseband Equipment Revenues by Application

11-1 Earth Stations Shipment Scenarios
11-2 Earth Stations Shipments by Region
11-3 Earth Stations Revenues by Region
11-4 Earth Stations Shipments by Site Size
11-5 Earth Stations Revenues by Site Size
11-6 Earth Stations Shipments by Application
11-7 Earth Stations Revenues by Application

12-1 Antenna Size vs Price
12-2 Equipment Manufacturers Market Share for Antenna Size < 6m - 2015
12-3 Equipment Manufacturers Market Share for Antenna Size > 6m - 2015
12-4 Global Shipped EO Ground Terminals by Region
12-5 Global EO Ground Terminals Equipment Revenues
12-6 Shipped EO Ground Terminals (>6m Antenna) by Scenario
12-7 Shipped EO Ground Terminals (<6m Antenna) by Region
12-8 Shipped EO Ground Terminals by Antenna Size - 2015
12-9 EO Ground Terminals Equipment Revenues by Antenna Size - 2025