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 Products Chapter
A number of different types of satellites exist, and they are classified depending on the altitude at which they orbit the Earth. The majority of satellites are placed in low Earth orbits (LEOs), moving between 200 and 2,000 kilometres above the Earth. On average, they make one revolution of Earth every 90 minutes. Medium Earth orbit satellites travel at an altitude between 2,000 and 35,000 kilometres. Geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) satellites perform a circular orbit of the Earth at an altitude of 36,000 kilometres while remaining above a single point on the Earth's surface. Satellite services can also be classified as either fixed satellite services (FSS) or mobile satellite services (MSS), depending on the type of Earth station used to receive the signal... purchase to read more