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NSR’s VSAT & Broadband Satellite Report Projects $133.7 Billion in 2015-2025 Service Revenue

Insatiable Data Demand Driving More Sites, Capacity and Revenue Growth Worldwide


Cambridge, MA – November 28, 2016 – NSR’s VSAT and Broadband Satellite Markets 15th Edition report, released today, forecasts the global installed base for fixed VSATs to increase by 12.2 million by 2025, generating over $133.7 billion in cumulative Service Revenues over the 2015-25 period.  Despite near term challenges, insatiable data demand and HTS capacity will ignite long term growth.

“The consumer broadband segment had another year of slow development, despite the massive addressable market still to be covered. Congested capacity over North America, and still underdeveloped retail channels in the rest of the world, were the main barriers,” stated Lluc Palerm, report author. “Even with these short-term challenges, NSR is optimistic about the medium and long-term prospects. New capacity over North America will enter service very soon adding to growth, while consolidation in Europe is creating stronger retail players accelerating sign ups.  The Australian NBN program is rolling out with spectacular growth rates, new actors are populating the Latin American market, and innovative business models like Wi-Fi hotspots have the potential to unlock tremendous opportunities in Middle East & Africa and Asia,“ stated Palerm.

The Fixed Enterprise VSAT market also had another challenging year. Developed regions continue to face strong competition from ground networks and market saturation. Additionally, poor macroeconomic factors like currency exchange rates or commodity prices limited growth in emerging economies.

However, NSR sees some positive signs of a turnaround. Cheaper capacity prices are unlocking new markets like Mobile Backhaul, which will become the major driver for growth in the coming years generating over a Tbps of demand by 2025.  Despite not returning to the number of shipments pre-slow down, most VSAT ground vendors are now back on a growth track. NSR forecasts the installed base for Fixed Enterprise VSATs to incorporate more than 1 million new sites generating $4.5 billion in net growth for annual service revenues.


About the Report

The VSAT and Broadband Satellite Markets, 15th Edition study is an industry leading analysis and forecast of all key market segments within the overall satellite broadband sector, including Retail/Hospitality, Banking, Social Inclusion, Energy, Mil/Gov, Backhaul & Trunking and Consumer Broadband. The study assesses the installed base of sites and subscribers in five different regional markets, investigates trends impacting market growth, forecasts service revenues, equipment shipments and revenues, and predicts satellite capacity demand and revenues for each market vertical, region and frequency. Beyond classic C-, Ku- and Ka-band FSS capacity, NSR also led the industry in forecasting use of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) break down into different bands (C-, Ku- & Ka-bands) for GEO-HTS systems and assesses the impact of Non-GEO HTS constellations in the Broadband Markets.

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.


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