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