Satellite Telecommunications Activities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Satellite Telecommunications Activities Market Research Report | SIC J61.300 | Sep 2015

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IBISWorld’s Satellite Telecommunications Activities market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Arqiva Ltd Arqiva Ltd market share
Eutelsat Communications Group Eutelsat Communications Group market share
Paradigm Secure Communications Ltd Paradigm Secure Communications Ltd market share
SES Astra (UK) Ltd SES Astra (UK) Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK Satellite Telecommunications Activities industry has been a star performer in recent years. Over the five years through 2015-16, revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.7% to reach £1.8 billion. In the current year, revenue is expected to grow by 2.6%. Companies in the industry operate and provide access to satellite infrastructure. They also purchase network access they can sell on to telecommunications operators, other businesses and the government. The bulk of industry revenue is derived from broadcasting TV and radio stations, with revenue also stemming from carrying phone, video and data streaming, and Earth observation.

Demand for telecommunications services has proved robust despite the prolonged economic downturn... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The UK Satellite Telecommunications Activities industry exhibits a moderate level of concentration, since the top four firms are anticipated to account for 43.8% of industry revenue in 2015-16. The fact that one company provides all the UK army's satellite communications also contributes to the moderate level of concentration.

Other important reasons for the level of concentration in the industry include the limited number of satellite manufacturers capable of designing and building the relevant infrastructure, which raises the price of owning the relevant infrastructure, and regulation, which limits the potential capacity of the industry. Ofcom regulates satellite networks in the United Kingdom according to the International Telecommunication Union Radio Regulations... purchase to read more


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What is the Satellite Telecommunications Activities Industry?

Industry participants operate, maintain and provide access to satellite infrastructure to transmit voice, data, text, sound and video. Industry operators may also transmit visual, aural or textual programming to consumers via direct-to-home satellite systems. The industry excludes satellite TV broadcasting (see IBISWorld report J60.200).

Industry Products
BroadcastingCommunicationsEarth observation and other services
Industry Activities
Providing fixed satellite services Providing mobile satellite services Providing internet access using satellite infrastructureProviding satellite support services, including tracking and telemetry

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