Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The UK Satellite Telecommunications Activities industry has been a star performer for the UK economy in recent years. Over the five years through 2013-14, revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.9% to £1.7 billion. In the current year, it is expected to grow by 1.0%. Companies in the industry operate and provide access to satellite infrastructure, and purchase network access they can sell on to telecommunications operators, other businesses and the government. The bulk of industry revenue (72.0%) 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 in UK economic activity... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The UK Satellite Telecommunications Activities industry exhibits a medium level of concentration, with the top four participants anticipated to account for 48.0% of industry revenue in 2013-14. Concentration has trended upwards during the past few years as a result of the significant expansion in capacity among major players. SES Astra and Eutelsat have both launched new satellites and Paradigm has stepped up the development of the Skynet satellite system for military communications. The fact that all the UK army's satellite communications are provided by one company is the main reason for the reasonably high degree of concentration... purchase to read more