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NSR Report- Satellite Capacity Sees Post-COVID-19 Demand Uptick via Supply Developments

Robust Demand Expected to Propel Capacity Revenues to over $30B by 2030

Cambridge, MA – As the Satellite Industry slowly moves past the COVID-19 downturn, NSR’s latest report, Global Satellite Capacity Supply and Demand, 18th Edition, finds key sectors recovering strongly. Driven by Satcom and Big Data gains, in-orbit supply in Non-GEO accelerates from 304 Gbps in 2020 to 172.1 Tbps in 2030 as LEO specific programs materialize.

“The satellite industry is entering a period of program realization for LEO systems, adding tremendous supply to the market outlook mid-to-long term,” explains report co-author Lluc Palerm. “Also, the arrival of flexible satellites is revitalizing the GEO orbit with supply more adaptive and responsive to demand.”

This supply-side evolution is creating an ecosystem ripe for application growth and development. Data verticals are now able to bridge the gap between asset requirements and end user needs.

“The top three applications driving growth are broadband access, enterprise data for wireless backhaul provisioning and commercial mobility,” notes report co-author Vivek Suresh Prasad. “The competitive landscape continues to change as satellite operators extend their positioning from a pure capacity play to moving down the value chain via vertical integration, partnerships, and other emerging arrangements.”

With bandwidth commoditizing, value is shifting from assets to networks and services. Cloud capabilities will unlock new business cases, solidifying a robust rebound. Data verticals, leveraging Broadband, Backhaul, Mobility and Gov/Mil applications, will generate $150B of cumulative revenues by decade’s end.

About the Report

Offering a complete picture of the satellite communications landscape through the next decade, NSR’s Global Satellite Capacity Supply and Demand, 18th Edition (GSCSD18) is a roadmap of growth opportunities across 13 regions through the next decade. This industry-leading market analysis is anchored on key quantitative metrics including capacity demand on FSS C-, Ku- and Ka-band as well as GEO-HTS and Non- GEO-HTS, revenues, and market share by satellite operator. GSCSD18 provides the strategic analysis and overview, central to capturing and unlocking this evolving market.

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.

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Companies Profiled or Mentioned in this Report:

ABS, Amazon, Arsat, Antrix / ISRO, APT Satellite, ArabSat, AsiaSat, Avanti Communications, AXESS, China Satcom, EchoStar, Es’hailSat, Eutelsat, Facebook, Gazprom Space Systems, Global Eagle Entertainment, Gogo, Google, Hispasat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Kacific, KT Sat, LeoSat, Marlink, MEASAT, Microsoft, NBN, Netflix, Nigcomsat, NileSat, O3b, OneWeb, Panasonic, PT Indosat, PT Telkom, RigNet, RSCC, SES, SingTel Optus, SKY Perfect JSAT, Softbank, Spacecom, SpaceX/Starlink, Speedcast, Star One, Telefonica, Telenor, Telesat, Thaicom, ViaSat, and YahSat.