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Satellite Telecommunications Activities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Satellite Telecommunications Activities Market Research Report | SIC J61.300 | Aug 2014

A star performer: Sky-high demand for mobile internet connections is propelling growth

IBISWorld’s Satellite Telecommunications Activities market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
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
Revenue
£2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
5.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
3,800
Businesses
236
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK Satellite Telecommunications Activities industry has been a star performer in recent years. Over the five years through 2014-15, revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.2% and reach £1.9 billion. In the current year, it is expected to grow by 5.3%. 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 communications activities. Support services, navigation, earth observation and other services account for the remainder.

Demand for telecommunications services has proved robust despite the recession... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

IBISWorld uses the ratio of capital costs to labour costs as an indication of the level of capital intensity. The capital-to-labour ratio measures the amount of labour used for every unit of capital. In this case, wage costs are used as a proxy for labour and depreciation is used as a proxy for capital. In 2014-15, for every pound spent on capital, an estimated 32p will be spent on labour. This is classified as a high level of investment.

However, the level of capital intensity varies between infrastructure owners and resellers. Satellite resellers purchase capacity from infrastructure owners to sell on to customers. This means resellers avoid substantial capital outlay and financing costs, but their average returns are a mere fraction of those of successful infrastructure owners... 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 (IBISWorld report J60.200).

Industry Products
CommunicationsSupport servicesNavigationEarth 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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