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A Nearly $17B Opportunity for Flat Panel Satellite Antennas Over the Next Decade

Consumer Broadband in Non-GEO HTS Drives Volume While Mobility Use-Cases Generate the Revenues for Flat Panel Satellite Antennas

Cambridge, MA – NSR’s Flat Panel Satellite Antenna Analysis, 6th Edition report, released today, sees over 6M cumulative FPA shipments generating nearly $17B in equipment revenues over the next decade. The growing Non-GEO HTS Consumer Broadband market will yield nearly 5M in shipments alone, driven by the growing number of HTS constellations expected over the next ten years.

“Near-term, COVID-19 continues to present supply-chain challenges across the equipment supplier landscape,” states report co-author Brad Grady. “However, customer demand remains robust, with FPAs reaching upwards of 15% Satellite Terminal penetration by 2030 – up from basically 0% today.”

“There is a lot of activity in the FPA market,” adds Charlotte Van Camp, report co-author.  “Prices are being pushed down, and we’ve seen good improvements on antenna performance, but in the end, it will be one or the other.” She adds, “Several players are still looking for a spot in the FPA market. The biggest winners of the market will be the “can do it all multi-orbit, multi-frequency, multi-beam antenna.”

Grady continues, “Total Cost of Ownership is driving SATCOM markets. Increasingly, that means all the way down to the ground segment – and FPAs provide a highly flexible capability to leverage an increasingly complex space segment.”

Bottom Line, Commercial Mobility end-users will generate 60% of cumulative revenues. Consumer Broadband applications will unlock $1B in revenues for FPA manufacturers. HTS architectures in GEO and Non-GEO account for nearly 99% of In-Service Units by 2030 (up from 30% in 2020), and GEO-HTS remains as the largest cumulative equipment revenue source – more than $10B by 2030.


About the Report

NSR’s Flat Panel Satellite Antenna Analysis, 6th Edition report provides a 360-degree overview of the FPA market, forecasts the global industry growth in terms of shipped units, in-service units, and equipment revenues across nine regions and across five different types of services for both FSS and HTS. The market drivers and restraints that NSR believes will lead to market growth in the next ten years are clearly explained to offer a wider outlook as to what the future holds for stakeholders.

For additional information on this report, including a full table of contents, list of exhibits and executive summary, please visit www.nsr.com or call NSR at +1-617-674-7743. 

About NSR

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Companies and Organizations Mentioned in NSR’s FPA6:

ALCAN Systems, Arralis, Astronics Aerosat, Ball Aerospace, Boeing, C-Com, CIT, Collins Aerospace, GetSAT, Gilat, GoGo, hiSky, Honeywell, Inmarsat, Inster, Intelsat, Isotropic Networks, Isotropic Systems, Kratos Defense, Kymeta Corp., LeoSat, Lockheed Martin, Newtec, NXTCOMM, OmniAccess, OneWeb, Ovzon, Panasonic, Phasor Solutions, QEST GmbH, Satcube, SatixFy, SatPro, SES, StarWin, Tecom Industries, ThinKom, US DOD, ViaSat, and Vites.