Satellite Communications

V-Band Satellite Markets

PUBLISHED: December 2017

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  • Report Summary
  • Key Features
  • Table of Contents
  • Supporting Articles

As the satellite telecoms industry transitions from a world dominated by point-to-multipoint video services, to one that is more slanted towards data connectivity, spectrum increasingly becomes a precious resource. Verticals such as consumer broadband, 3G and 4G backhaul, and M2M/IoT will require huge volumes of capacity, and with C-band under continued attack, it is only natural to assume that operators will, at some point in the not-so-distant future, migrate to higher frequency bands.

In this industry-first study, NSR examines the respective benefits and drawbacks of V-band, the frequency band just above Ka-band, and one which is expected to become increasingly relevant for satellite operators, whether in GEO, MEO or LEO, over the course of the next decade and beyond. NSR’s V-band Satellite Markets Study answers key questions, including:

With NSR having spoken to relevant parties in the market about V-band developmental plans, and having taken data from NSR’s existing research library on supply/demand for other frequency bands, NSR’s V-band Satellite Markets provides a comprehensive look at the future development of V-band.  In this first-of-its-kind study, NSR delves into the ins and outs of V-band from a technological, CAPEX, and capacity perspective, providing the reader with a thorough understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of this frequency, how its rollout will impact the industry, and over what timeframe this will occur.

The NSR Advantage

NSR’s V-band Satellite Markets provides coverage of V-band gateway capacity by region, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia, with forecasts from 2020-2030. Given the potential for Non-GEO-HTS constellations in V-band, including an announced constellation plan by Boeing, NSR also conducted analysis of Non-GEO-HTS. With the practical implementation of V-band still beyond the horizon, NSR gives the reader a thorough understanding of the technical pros and cons of V-band for different use cases, and provide an understanding of the costs and benefits of this new frequency.

Executive Summary

1. V-band Overview

2. V-band Supply
2.1 V-band Introduction
Technical Specifications
Advantages/Disadvantages of V-band vis-à-vis Ka-band/Ku-band/C-band
Possible Use Cases
Current and Future Capacity Plans
V-band Implementation Timeline by Region
Bottom Line
2.2 V-band GEO Supply Forecasts for Gateway Beams
North America Gateway Beam Supply
Latin America Gateway Beam Supply
Europe Gateway Beam Supply
Middle East & Africa Gateway Beam Supply
Asia Gateway Beam Supply
GEO Supply Bottom Line
2.3 V-band Non-GEO Supply Forecasts for Gateway Beams
North America Gateway Beam Supply
Latin America Gateway Beam Supply
Europe Gateway Beam Supply
Middle East & Africa Gateway Beam Supply
Asia Gateway Beam Supply
Non-GEO Supply Bottom Line
2.4 Scenario Analyses for V-band Usage

3. V-band Demand
3.1 Total Market
In-service Units
Bandwidth Requirements
Wholesale / Capacity Revenues
Retail / Service Revenues
3.2 Potential Demand
Analytical Structure
Assumptions and Caveats
3.3 Market Positioning
3.4 Broadband Access
Global Addressable Markets
In-service Units
Bandwidth Demand per Site
Aggregate Bandwidth Demand
Global Pricing Trends
Regional Pricing Trends
Wholesale Revenues
Retail Revenues
3.5 Enterprise Data
In-service Units
Bandwidth Demand per Site
Aggregate Bandwidth Demand
Global Pricing Trends
Regional Pricing Trends
Wholesale Revenues
Retail Revenues
3.6 Backhaul
In-service Units
Bandwidth Demand per Site
Aggregate Bandwidth Demand
Pricing Trends
Wholesale Revenues
3.7 Conclusions & Recommendations

Annex: Methodology

List of Exhibits

Satellite Frequency Chart
OneWeb Coverage Map
Satellite Frequency Chart
Rain Attenuation by Frequency
Global Implementation of V-band
Global GEO-HTS Gateway V-band Capacity by Region, 2020-2030
North America GEO-HTS V-band Gateway Capacity, 2020-2030
North America GEO-HTS Gateway Capacity by Frequency Band, 2020-2030
Latin America GEO-HTS V-band Gateway Capacity, 2020-2030
Latin America GEO-HTS Gateway Capacity by Frequency Band, 2020-2030
Europe GEO-HTS V-band Gateway Capacity, 2020-2030
Europe GEO-HTS Gateway Capacity by Frequency Band, 2020-2030
Middle East & Africa GEO-HTS V-band Gateway Capacity, 2020-2030
Middle East & Africa GEO-HTS Gateway Capacity by Frequency Band, 2020-2030
Asia Pacific GEO-HTS V-band Gateway Capacity, 2020-2030
Asia Pacific GEO-HTS Gateway Capacity by Frequency Band, 2020-2030
North America Non-GEO-HTS V-band Gateway Capacity, 2020-2030
North America Non-GEO-HTS Gateway Capacity by Frequency Band, 2020-2030
Latin America Non-GEO-HTS V-band Gateway Capacity, 2020-2030
Latin America Non-GEO-HTS Gateway Capacity by Frequency Band, 2020-2030
Europe Non-GEO-HTS V-band Gateway Capacity, 2020-2030
Europe Non-GEO-HTS Gateway Capacity by Frequency Band, 2020-2030
Middle East & Africa Non-GEO-HTS V-band Gateway Capacity, 2020-2030
Middle East & Africa Non-GEO-HTS Gateway Capacity by Frequency Band, 2020-2030
Asia Pacific Non-GEO-HTS V-band Gateway Capacity, 2020-2030
Asia Pacific Non-GEO-HTS Gateway Capacity by Frequency Band, 2020-2030
Number of Gateways vs. Theoretical Throughput by Frequency Band
Global GEO-HTS Capacity by Frequency Band, 2016-2026
Total In-service Units by Vertical
Total Capacity Demand by Application
Total Wholesale/Capacity Revenues by Region
Total Retail/Service Revenues by Region
Global Satellite Consumer Broadband Addressable Market
Satellite Broadband In-service Units by Region
Broadband Access Bandwidth Allocation by site
Broadband Access Capacity Demand by Region
Broadband Access Wholesale Mbps Price – Global Average
Broadband Access Retail Monthly ARPU – Global Average
Broadband Access Wholesale Mbps Price per Month
Broadband Access Retail Monthly ARPU
Broadband Access Wholesale Capacity Revenues by Region
Broadband Access Retail/Service Revenues by Region
Enterprise Data In-service Units by Region
Enterprise Data Bandwidth Allocation by Site
Enterprise Data Capacity Demand by Region
Enterprise Data Wholesale Mbps Price – Global Average
Enterprise Data Retail Monthly ARPU – Global Average
Enterprise Data Wholesale Mbps Price per Month
Enterprise Data Retail Monthly ARPU
Enterprise Data Wholesale Capacity Revenues by Region
Enterprise Data Retail/Service Revenues by Region
Backhaul In-service Units by Region
Backhaul Bandwidth Allocation by Site
Backhaul Capacity Demand by Region
Backhaul Wholesale Mbps Price

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