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 5.8% to £1.7 billion. In the current year, it is expected to grow by 1.2%. 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 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... 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 which group an enterprise tries to enter. The overwhelming majority of industry enterprises are resellers, but the major players are infrastructure owners. The two types of operations are completely different. IBISWorld concludes that the overall barriers to entering the industry are medium.
Infrastructure owners face such high barriers that the capital intensity of such a business model is a prohibitive barrier in normal times. The cost of building and launching a single satellite can vary substantially, from £50 million to over £300 million... purchase to read more