Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The performance of the UK Satellite Telecommunications Activities industry has traditionally been volatile, and in the five years through 2012-13 revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.6% to £1.38 billion. Revenue is however expected to fall 1.0% in 2012-13. Companies in the industry operate and provide access to satellite infrastructure, and also purchase network access to resell to telecommunications operators, other businesses and government. The bulk of industry revenue is derived from communications activities (73.7% of annual revenue), with support services, navigation and earth observation and other services accounting for the remainder.
Demand for telecommunications services has proved robust despite the recession in UK economic activity... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The industry is divided into two distinct groups: infrastructure owners and resellers. Barriers to entry vary depending on whether an enterprise seeks to be an infrastructure owner or a reseller. The overwhelming majority of industry enterprises are resellers; however, the major players are infrastructure owners. The two distinct groups of operations are diametrically opposed and as such, IBISWorld concludes that the overall industry faces a medium level of entry barriers.
Infrastructure owners face high barriers to entry in general, with capital intensity of such a business model being a prohibitive barrier in normal times... purchase to read more