Satellite Telecommunications Activities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Satellite Telecommunications Activities Market Research Report | SIC J61.300 | Sep 2015

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IBISWorld’s Satellite Telecommunications Activities market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Arqiva Ltd Arqiva Ltd market share
Eutelsat Communications Group Eutelsat Communications Group market share
Paradigm Secure Communications Ltd Paradigm Secure Communications Ltd market share
SES Astra (UK) Ltd SES Astra (UK) Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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


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What is the Satellite Telecommunications Activities Industry?

Industry participants operate, maintain and provide access to satellite infrastructure to transmit voice, data, text, sound and video. Industry operators may also transmit visual, aural or textual programming to consumers via direct-to-home satellite systems. The industry excludes satellite TV broadcasting (see IBISWorld report J60.200).

Industry Products
BroadcastingCommunicationsEarth observation and other services
Industry Activities
Providing fixed satellite services Providing mobile satellite services Providing internet access using satellite infrastructureProviding satellite support services, including tracking and telemetry

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