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