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 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
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 Investment Chapter

IBISWorld uses the ratio of capital to labour costs as an indication of the level of capital intensity. The capital-to-labour ratio measures the amount spent on labour for every unit invested in capital. In this case, wage costs are used as a proxy for labour and depreciation is used as a proxy for capital. In 2015-16, for every £1.00 spent on capital, an estimated 94p will be spent on labour. This is classified as a high level of capital intensity.

However, the level of capital intensity varies between infrastructure owners and resellers. Satellite resellers purchase capacity from infrastructure owners to sell on to customers... 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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