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SCADA/M2M Growth Validates Enduring Role of Narrowband Satellite Systems

New NSR Report Forecasts Rising Market until 2022


Wilmington, DE & London, UK – November 5, 2013 – NSR’s newly released SCADA/M2M via Satellite, 4th Edition finds a steady market for narrowband systems despite the industry’s seeming shift into higher bandwidth solutions, specifically High Throughput Satellites (HTS). In 2012, revenues stood at $1.1 billion with narrowband systems accounting for 87% of the global total. By 2022, the market is expected to reach $2.0 billion with narrowband systems improving slightly, accounting for 88% of the revenue base.

The market is driven by key verticals that include the Military, Transportation and the Cargo industries. Energy-related verticals such as Oil & Gas, Utilities and the Mining sectors likewise depend on narrowband solutions to run mission-critical applications such as triggering alarms, asset tracking and emergency response.

Given high demand for narrowband applications, NSR does not foresee a game change in the solution mix for SCADA/M2M over the long term. “Higher bandwidth Ku-band and HTS systems will have specialized roles to play in the marketplace such as remote video surveillance, but the overarching solution will likely continue to predominantly be narrowband systems,” according to the study’s author Jose Del Rosario.

The market is currently dominated by narrowband L-band systems. Higher bandwidth Ku-band and HTS have gained inroads in the Transportation and Cargo markets and in new verticals such as Green Energy and Construction. “However, broadband requirements are likely to be narrowly focused, leading to a healthy but relatively small niche in the overall SCADA/M2M market landscape,” notes Del Rosario.

SCADA/M2M via Satellite, 4th Edition provides a bottom line assessment of market opportunities per region and frequency band, which anticipates application and solution requirements per vertical market as well as the technological fit of current and next-generation offerings.


About the Report

In its 4th Edition, NSR’s annual report continues industry-leading tracking and analysis of the SCADA/M2M via 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 10 distinct vertical markets. The report forecasts in-service units and service revenues in each frequency platform that includes L-band, Ku-band, C-band and HTS for the period 2012-2022.

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.


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