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Mobility Applications Propel Flat Panel Satellite Antenna Market

NSR’s ground breaking study projects $710 million in annual sales by 2025, with mobility generating majority of FPA revenues


Cambridge, MA– 3 February, 2016 –NSR’s Flat Panel Satellite Antenna Analysis is the industry’s first multi-client report on this emerging technology.  Forecasting demand for lighter, low-profile, bandwidth-efficient Flat Panel Antennas (FPAs), NSR’s report sees growth reaching over $710 Million in annual revenues by 2025 from shipped units. Touted as the key element unlocking value across the FSS and HTS value chain, FPAs offer unrivaled opportunities through smaller size, weight, power, and flat form factors.

FPAs are not a new offering to the satellite industry; military customers have tested them for over a decade. However, commercial aeronautical markets are triggering demand for these antennas and expanding use to other vertical segments. NSR’s report forecasts the most prominent markets for FPAs across both mobile – aeronautical, maritime, land-mobile – and fixed segments – satellite broadband and DTH – for both government and commercial uses.

“NSR has followed the satellite mobility markets for over a decade, and FPAs have been advertised by many as the ‘Holy Grail’ for antenna manufacturers for quite some time,” stated Claude Rousseau, report co-author.  “We’re not there yet, but the next generation of these antennas look promising to address the previous shortcomings of VSATs and first-generation FPAs, thus opening up new avenues for both FSS and HTS operators,” he added.

“FPAs have the potential to drive solid growth for the satcom industry, while addressing issues that traditional VSATs face in terms of efficiency, ease of use and installation,” states NSR.  “But as the industry gradually migrates towards HTS-based services, and leverages the massive onslaught of capacity these will bring, FPAs are expected to help customers find the right match between price and performance.”

The FPA market is still in its emerging phase with many different tracks under exploration to attain the right form factor and price point for each vertical.  Investments and partnerships in FPAs will help the market spring forward as fleets and constellations of HTS provide more use cases taking full advantage of these new technologies.


About the Report

As a thought leader, NSR’s is the first to assess the business, technical and regulatory issues facing FPAs.  The NSR Flat Panel Satellite Antenna Analysis report provides a 360-degree overview at 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 type 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. NSR also profiles all the key companies building such FPAs.

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 a leading international market research and consulting firm with a core focus on the satellite sector and related industries. Founded in 2000 and with an experienced group of analysts located in all regions, NSR specializes in analysis of growth opportunities across four core sectors: Satellite Communications, Broadcasting & Digital Media, Hybrid & Emerging Applications and Commercial Space.


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