Satellite Telecommunications Activities in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Reaching for the stars: Revenue rockets thanks to strong demand for internet connectivity

IBISWorld’s Satellite Telecommunications Activities market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 2014-15, revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.9% to reach £1.7 billion. In the current year, revenue is expected to grow by 1.5%. 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.

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The South East, London and the South West

London, the South East and the South West are home to just 56.1% of industry locations in 2014-15. This reflects the area's position as the hub of high-technology business in the United Kingdom and the links between the Satellite Telecommunications Activities industry and communications industries, which are similarly concentrated in the South East. According to a report released by the UK Space Agency in 2014, 63% of employees in the space sector work in these three areas, demonstrating the importance of links between upstream and downstream businesses. Many of the most skilled employees live in or near London, meaning companies that locate their businesses there can easily attract the right level of worker... 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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