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NSR Releases Industry-First Satellite Capacity Pricing Index

Satellite Operator Inputs Forge the Way for the Industry’s Most Detailed Assessment of Satellite Capacity Pricing


Cambridge, MA– 23 February, 2016 — Released today, NSR’s Satellite Capacity Pricing Index- Q1 2016, leads the industry with a first of its kind, in depth analysis of real-world satellite operator pricing.  The index incorporates actual satellite operator inputs across traditional FSS C-band & Ku-band capacity, and GEO-HTS, including rate-card pricing by region, application, and frequency band.

The satellite telecommunications industry has undergone enormous change over the previous few years, with concepts such as scarcity of capacity being turned upside down with the advent of HTS and new FSS capacity coming online over different regions. These changes impact different markets in markedly different ways, and NSR’s Satellite Capacity Pricing Index is the ideal guide for understanding the factors influencing the price points observed in the satellite telecommunications industry. 

NSR’s Satellite Capacity Pricing Index finds that pricing has fallen at a rate of 2-3% per year on average since 2010, with further pricing contraction expected due to industry factors (GEO-HTS) and macro factors (fiber). Current spot pricing varies significantly based on application and region; however, satellite operators are beginning to view a dichotomy of growth opportunities emerging in GEO-HTS data applications, and traditional FSS video hotspots, with the rest of the industry seeing downward pressure coming from the above-mentioned factors, among others.

NSR’s Satellite Capacity Pricing Index provides industry players with optimal real world data and pricing figures derived for 2010-2015, and real-world pricing figures compiled to create a 2016 spot pricing index.


For additional information on this NSR offering, 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. NSR maintains a presence in Boston, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Tokyo, Manila, Strasbourg, Barcelona, Bangalore, and Hong Kong.

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