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Chinese Satellite Industry to Disrupt Markets Across Eurasia

NSR’s China Satcom Markets Report Forecasts Aggressive Chinese Exporting


Cambridge, MA – February 13, 2018 – NSR’s industry-first China Satcom Markets (CSM) report, released today, finds a Chinese satellite industry primed to take a larger share of the global satcom market through attractive one-stop-shop offerings, aggressive growth plans and enhanced exports.  For GEO-HTS satellites alone, NSR forecasts Chinese state-owned companies to manufacture and launch over 800 Gbps of capacity by 2026, with much of this coming over Southeast Asia, East Asia, and South Asia.

Since the end of the cold war, the satellite and space industry has been a duopoly between the United States and EU, with other players such as Russia, Japan, and now India playing a secondary role. At some point soon, however, it appears likely China will assume a position as a top tier space nation globally, with significant ramifications for the satellite telecoms industry.

“China’s most recent five-year plan (2016-2020) notes a goal to improve launch & manufacturing capabilities, specifically for new satellite platforms. This translates into more satellites being exported by China to developing countries, with at least 3 ordered in 2018 thus far,” notes Jose Del Rosario, report author.

China is primarily targeting turnkey projects, oftentimes including key financing mechanisms, as well as launching and manufacturing arrangements. Over the coming years, NSR expects this to add up to approx. 10-15% more capacity over regions across Eurasia, and in some instances Latin America. The capacity added will be significant but will not be catastrophic for the market.

NSR’s China Satcom Markets (CSM) report combines a deep understanding of China’s space and satellite export capabilities with an understanding of China’s geopolitical goals, and outlines how the Chinese satellite industry is primed to take a larger share of the global satcom market through aggressive exporting.


About the Report

NSR’s China Satcom Markets is an industry-first analysis of the impact China will have on the global satellite capacity picture, and the landscape of the Chinese domestic market. With forecasts for China-manufactured supply split by different frequency bands across all regions, and with detailed qualitative analysis about the assumptions for this capacity and its potential to disrupt, NSR’s CSM gives the reader a comprehensive understanding of China’s impact on the space industry, and the factors driving this transition. The study also includes forecasts of the China domestic market for supply, demand by application, and revenues by application, as well as discussion on recent deals and trends.

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

NSR is the leading global market research and consulting firm focused on the satellite and space sectors. NSR’s global team, unparalleled coverage and anticipation of trends with a higher degree of confidence and precision than the competition is the cornerstone of all NSR offerings.  First to market coverage and a transparent, dependable approach sets NSR apart as the key provider of critical insight to the satellite and space industries.  Contact us at info@nsr.com to discuss how we can assist your business.