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Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 11th Edition

Published: March 2017

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NSR’s Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 11th Edition is the longest-standing industry analysis and forecast of the Satellite Backhaul and Trunking backbone sector. The study includes 3 key segments:

  • Mobile Backhaul
  • Internet & Telephony Trunking
  • IP Content Distribution

The assessment covers the installed base of sites in seven regional markets, investigates trends impacting market growth and business models, forecasts capacity requirements and equipment shipments, and calculates satellite capacity and CPE revenues.

The main issues and questions addressed in the study include:

  • What are the trends driving or restraining growth in the installed base for each market vertical and region?
  • What would be the implications of 5G for the Cellular Backhaul vertical and the satellite ecosystem in general?
  • Who are the leading equipment manufacturers in this vertical?
  • How is HTS expanding the addressable market in all verticals, and how are Business Models evolving for Service Providers, Equipment Vendors and Satellite Operators?
  • How is market elasticity and the downward trend in pricing creating new demand and opening new markets?
  • What is the addressable market, and what are the opportunities in each region?
  • What are the technology trends shaping the industry, and how is demand for 2G/3G/4G services evolving in each region?
  • What are the new use cases being opened by these new technology trends and lower cost of capacity?
  • What are the implications of bandwidth-hungry sites in the battle of frequencies and architectures? What is the satellite capacity demand for each service in each region, and how is this being provisioned?
  • With Video and Media consuming most of the IP Traffic, can satellites enter the IP Content Distribution market serving CDNs, Video Offload and other opportunities?
  • What are the revenues to be generated from capacity provisioning and customer premises equipment (CPE) sales in each region and market vertical? 

Widebeam C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band coverage together with an HTS breakout into C-band, Ku-band, Ka-band and non-GEO HTS is now a standard part of this report. In addition, for the Mobile Backhaul section, this study includes a comparison of backhaul technologies (terrestrial and satellite), a series of financial models comparing different satellite architectures and base station technologies, and a section assessing the addressable market both in terms of total mobile base stations and the opportunities to extend network coverage.

NSR’s Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 11th Edition study adds a range of new content. 5G will transform the whole telecom ecosystem. This edition of the Wireless Backhaul report assesses the implications of this major 5G revolution in the conception of the telecom infrastructure for the SatCom Industry.

NEW in this EDITION

In a market rapidly transitioning towards 3G and 4G, ground equipment needs to meet new disruptive requirements. Who are the players adapting faster to this new ecosystem? This edition includes an analysis of Ground Equipment Vendors Market Share in Shipments and in CPE Revenues as long as a qualitative analysis of the strongest points for each player.

No one can deny that satellite capacity pricing has declined dramatically during the last few years. The question now is if this will unlock new markets reactivating growth or will it continue to cannibalize revenues. This edition of the report incorporates an elasticity analysis to assess if lower pricing will stimulate greater levels of demand in the Backhaul vertical. New use cases are emerging such as capacity offload, network resiliency or connectivity to the metro-edge. WBS11 includes an analysis of this new cases including a description of the factors behind these new applications, the foreseeable demand and the strategies to capture growth in these new areas. 

NSR’s Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 11th Edition is based on long standing methodologies that have been validated and improved over the previous editions of the report. NSR rigorously tracks the public announcements of all major players across the value chain and has carried extensive interviews to build base year and carefully formulate forecast data. In addition, NSR is actively present in major conferences and events in order to assess, discuss and analyze new and emerging market trends with key players in the satellite and terrestrial industries such as the Mobile World Congress as well as satellite specific events.

Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 11th Edition: Data Segmentation

The NSR Difference

NSR has consistently stayed ahead of the curve anticipating the market dynamics in the satellite industry. In this time of profound transformation, NSR is the most trustful partner to shape the vision of the Satellite Backhaul, Trunking and the innovative IP Content Distribution markets. This unbiased report, which builds upon market needs that include application requirements, traffic trends, cost structures and other market-driven elements, serves as an opportunity roadmap for future strategic decisions.

The report continues to provide an honest assessment of market fit in terms of scrutinizing the value proposition of market players where the reader is able to navigate various market segments, regions and platform choices in this promising but risky business landscape.

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, bandwidth provisioning, capacity pricing 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

Executive Summary
 
1. Global Overview
1.1 Introduction and Review
1.2 Definitions
   1.2.1 Market Segments
   1.2.2 Market Forecast
   1.2.3 Regional Definitions
   1.2.4 Acronyms
   1.2.5 Key Assumptions for non-GEO HTS Architectures
1.3 Global Figures
   1.3.1 Active Sites
   1.3.2 Capacity Demand
   1.3.3 Capacity Revenues
   1.3.4 CPE Shipments and Revenues
   1.3.5 Bottom Line

2. Wireless Backhaul
2.1 At a Glance
2.2 Scope and Definitions
2.3 Major Market Trends and Global Figures
   2.3.1 In-Service Units
   2.3.2 Capacity Demand
   2.3.3 Capacity Pricing and Revenues
   2.3.4 CPE Shipments and Revenues
   2.3.5 Implications of 5G for Satcom
   2.3.6 CPE Market Share
   2.3.7 Comparison with Previous Edition
   2.3.8 Bottom Line
2.4 Financial Models
   2.4.1 ROI Scenarios
   2.4.2 Comparison with Ground Alternatives
   2.4.3 Demand Elasticity
2.5 Addressable Market
   2.5.1 Total Mobile Base Stations and Satellite Market Share
   2.5.2 Potential Uncovered Base Stations
2.6 Regional Breakdown
   2.6.1 NAM
   2.6.2 LAM
   2.6.3 WEU
   2.6.4 CEEU
   2.6.5 MENA
   2.6.6 SSA
   2.6.7 ASIA

3. Trunking
3.1 At a Glance
3.2 Scope and Definitions
3.3 Major Market Trends and Global Figures
   3.3.1 In-Service Units and key drivers
   3.3.2 Capacity Demand
   3.3.3 Capacity Revenues
   3.3.4 CPE Shipments and Revenues
   3.3.5 Comparison with Previous Edition
   3.3.6 Bottom Line
3.4 Regional Breakdown
   3.4.1 LAM
   3.4.2 CEEU
   3.4.3 MENA
   3.4.4 SSA
   3.4.5 ASIA

4. IP Content Distribution
4.1 Scope and Definitions
4.2 Major Market Trends and Global Figures
   4.2.1 Introduction
   4.2.2 Financial Model
   4.2.3 Telecom Infrastructure evolution requirements
   4.2.4 In-Service Units & Capacity Demand
   4.2.5 Capacity & CPE Revenues
   4.2.6 Bottom Line

ANNEX – Methodology & Assumptions

List of Exhibits

Executive Summary
- Global Sites Installed Base
- Sites Net Increase by Region
- Global Capacity Demand
- Net Increase Capacity Revenues by Region
- Capacity Revenues by Application
- Shipments by Application
- Cumulative CPE Revenues by Region
- Cumulative CPE Revenues by Application

1. Global Overview
- Global Sites
- Application Market Share
- Global Capacity Demand by Frequency
- Global Capacity Demand by Application
- Global Capacity Revenues by Region
- Global Capacity Revenues share by Application
- Global CPE Shipments by Application
- Global CPE Revenues by Application

2. Wireless Backhaul
- Global In-Service Units by Region
- Sites Share by BTS Technology
- Global Capacity Demand in Gbps
- Global Capacity Share by BTS Technology
- Global Capacity Revenues by Frequency
- Global CPE Shipments
- Global CPE Revenues
- 2016 CPE Shipments Market Share
- 2016 CPE Revenues Market Share
- In-Service Units Comparison with Previous Edition
- Capacity Revenues Comparison with Previous Edition
- CPE Revenues Comparison with Previous Edition
- TCO for Different Backhaul Technologies
- Cost per GB as Data Traffic Increases
- Cost vs. Traffic for a generic Base Station and Different Backhaul Technologies
- Cost Cross Over point – GB/month: Satellite vs. Terrestrial
- Traffic Distribution Between Cells and Demand Elasticity
- Total Mobile Base Stations (all Technologies)
- Satellite Backhaul Market Share
- Potential Uncovered Base Stations
- NAM In-Service Units by BTS Technology
- NAM In-Service Units by Frequency
- NAM Capacity Demand
- NAM Capacity Revenues
- NAM Shipments by BTS Technology
- NAM CPE Revenues by Frequency
- LAM In-Service Units by BTS Technology
- LAM In-Service Units by Frequency
- LAM Capacity Demand
- LAM Capacity Revenues
- LAM Shipments by BTS Technology
- LAM CPE Revenues by Frequency
- WEU In-Service Units by BTS Technology
- WEU In-Service Units by Frequency
- WEU Capacity Demand
- WEU Capacity Revenues
- WEU Shipments by BTS Technology
- WEU CPE Revenues by Frequency
- CEEU In-Service Units by BTS Technology
- CEEU In-Service Units by Frequency
- CEEU Capacity Demand
- CEEU Capacity Revenues
- CEEU Shipments by BTS Technology
- CEEU CPE Revenues by Frequency
- MENA In-Service Units by BTS Technology
- MENA In-Service Units by Frequency
- MENA Capacity Demand
- MENA Capacity Revenues
- MENA Shipments by BTS Technology
- MENA CPE Revenues by Frequency
- SSA In-Service Units by BTS Technology
- SSA In-Service Units by Frequency
- SSA Capacity Demand
- SSA Capacity Revenues
- SSA Shipments by BTS Technology
- SSA CPE Revenues by Frequency
- ASIA In-Service Units by BTS Technology
- ASIA In-Service Units by Frequency
- ASIA Capacity Demand
- ASIA Capacity Revenues
- ASIA Shipments by BTS Technology
- ASIA CPE Revenues by Frequency

3. Trunking
- Global In-Service Units by Region
- Global Capacity Demand by Frequency
- Global Capacity Demand in Gbps
- Global Capacity Revenues by Region
- Global CPE Shipments
- Global CPE Revenues
- In-Service Units Comparison with Previous Edition
- Capacity Revenue Comparison with Previous Edition
- CPE Revenues Comparison with Previous Edition
- LAM In-Service Units by BTS Technology
- LAM CPE Revenues
- LAM Capacity Demand
- LAM Capacity Revenues
- CEEU In-Service Units by BTS Technology
- CEEU CPE Revenues
- CEEU Capacity Demand
- CEEU Capacity Revenues
- MENA In-Service Units by BTS Technology
- MENA CPE Revenues
- MENA Capacity Demand
- MENA Capacity Revenues
- SSA In-Service Units by BTS Technology
- SSA CPE Revenues
- SSA Capacity Demand
- SSA Capacity Revenues
- ASIA In-Service Units by BTS Technology
- ASIA CPE Revenues
- ASIA Capacity Demand
- ASIA Capacity Revenues