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NSR: Satellite Ground Segment Reaching the “Clouds”, Generating $145 Billion in 10-Year Cumulative Revenues

5G and Virtualization are Major Technology Drivers in a Market Propelled by Exponential Data Traffic 

Cambridge, MA – NSR’s Commercial Satellite Ground Segment, 4th Edition (CSGS4) report, released today, forecasts global annual revenues for the Commercial Satellite Ground Segment to grow to $14.4 billion annually by 2028, with $145 billion in cumulative revenue over the next decade. Despite turbulence in the video market, Satellite TV continues to generate the largest volumes, pushing STBs (Set-top Box) and antennas to capture the biggest share of revenues. However, growth will primarily come from data-centric use cases where HTS drives demand for both infrastructure segments (Baseband Equipment, Earth Stations) and applications (Consumer Broadband, Backhaul, Aero, Maritime, etc.).  Both 5G and Network Virtualization are key contributors to this next wave of satellite ground segment growth.

“The satellite industry must not underestimate the transformative power of 5G,” states Lluc Palerm, report author. “Beyond the hype related to new 5G use cases, which still need time to develop, 5G represents a whole new way to conceive networks and service delivery. The biggest short-term impact of 5G will be on the backend, in the adoption of concepts like flexible resource allocation, SDN (Software Defined Network), or NFV (Network Function Virtualization). 5G opens a window of opportunity to make Satcom seamlessly integrable with terrestrial technologies,” according to Palerm.

Historically relegated to a secondary role, the Satellite Ground Segment is now a strategic network element for both Operators and Service Providers. From very sophisticated network management, efficient MHz utilization, complex traffic manipulation, reduced costs to open bottom-of-the-pyramid markets or cutting-edge flat panel antennas, the satellite ground segment now offers a crucial competitive advantage.

About the Report

NSR’s Commercial Satellite Ground Segment, 4th Edition (CSGS4) is the longest-standing and the most complete analysis and forecast of the commercial satellite ground equipment sector. The study leverages NSR’s extensive and in-depth satellite industry knowledge and provides shipments and equipment revenues for all key industry segments: Satellite TV, Consumer Broadband, Fixed Enterprise VSAT, Cellular Backhaul, Trunking, IP Content Distribution, Aeronautical SatCom, Land Mobile, Maritime, Baseband Equipment, SatCom Earth Stations, Earth Observation Ground Segment and M2M. It is the first and only report to segment equipment shipments and revenues into STB, modems, antennas and RF Equipment. The report covers shipments and equipment revenues in five regional markets, investigates trends impacting market growth and business models, and surveys technological trends shaping the future of the ground equipment and impacting the satellite industry as a whole. Commercial Satellite Ground Segment, 4th Edition report relies on NSR’s extensive knowledge of the satellite MSS, FSS, HTS and EO industries using the different targeted analysis in each market segment as building blocks for this global study.

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 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.

Companies and Organizations Mentioned in the Report

Astronics, Broadpeak, CGC, Cobham, Comtech, CPI, Echostar, Eutelsat, Forsway, GD Satcom, Gilat, Global Invacom, Harris Corporation, Honeywell, Hughes, iDirect, Inmarsat, Intellian, Intelsat, Iridium, Jonsa, KNS, Kongsberg, Kratos, KVH, L3 Datron, Maxar Technologies, Mission Microwave, ND Satcom, NEOTION, Newtec, Norsat, O3b, OneWeb, Orbcomm, Orbit, Orbital Systems, Panasonic, Qest, Quadrille, Satixfy, SES, Spacebridge, SpaceTrack, SpaceX, Taznia, Tecom, Teledyne, Telesat, Terrasat Communications, Thinkom, Thuraya, UHP, ViaSat, and Zodiac Aerospace.


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