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Satellite-Based SCADA/M2M Expansion Projected by NSR

New NSR Report Expects Traditional Markets to Hold Steady While Emerging Verticals See Impressive Growth


CAMBRIDGE, MA – October 16, 2012 – NSR’s newly released SCADA/M2M  via Satellite, 3rd Edition projects a healthy mix of satellite based SCADA/M2M  opportunities over the long term, albeit via a shifting mix of vertical market demand. While the market for traditional verticals is expected to grow at single-digit levels, emerging verticals are expected to grow impressively over the next decade. Overall, the global satellite SCADA/M2M  market is expected to reach $2.7 billion in 2021, growing more than two-fold from today’s $1.2 billion annual revenue base.

The budget picture for the Military, competition in the Oil & Gas sector and some degree of maturation in the Transportation/Cargo market lead to narrowing margins that will likely result in flat revenue growth. However, new opportunities are on the horizon for emerging verticals led by the deployment of renewable energy facilities that in turn drive growth in the Utility sector. The increase in Mining activity should likewise usher in more robust growth over the long term.

“Together, traditional verticals and emerging markets yield dynamics that call for the improvement of core, traditional offerings in order to be competitive while, at the same time, providing experimentation and risk-taking in targeting emerging opportunities,” according to the study’s author Jose Del Rosario.

The market is currently dominated by L-band and is likely to remain the preferred platform over the long term. However, Ku-band has gained inroads in the Transportation/Cargo market and is used more frequently in new verticals, specifically in green energy for the provision of high bandwidth CCTV for security requirements. “Ku-band’s higher ARPU levels and healthy market share in an otherwise predominantly narrowband market is likely to lead to the entrance of HTS, which could change the market in significant ways,” notes Del Rosario.

About the Report

The SCADA/M2M via Satellite, 3rd Edition report continues NSR’s industry-leading tracking and analysis of the SCADA/M2Mvia Satellite market. The report provides a complete and comprehensive analysis of addressable markets and demand trends for the SCADA/M2M market today, covering 8 regions and 7 distinct vertical markets. The report forecasts in-service units and service revenues for each frequency platform that includes L-band, Ku-band, C-band and HTS for the period 2011-2021.

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 617-576-5771.

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.