Satellite Telecommunications Activities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Satellite Telecommunications Activities Market Research Report | SIC J61.300 | Feb 2014

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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
Eutelsat Communications Group Eutelsat Communications Group market share
Inmarsat plc Inmarsat plc 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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 - Industry Analysis Chapter

Over the five years through 2013-14, the revenue generated by the Satellite Telecommunications Activities industry is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.8% to £1.7 billion. The UK space sector as a whole has expanded despite the recession and, as a high technology industry, it has been the focus of significant government interest. Much of the expansion over the past decade has been driven by communications and navigation segments because satellite TV has taken off and global mapping has been commercialised. However, IBISWorld expects relatively mild revenue growth of 1.2% in 2013-14.

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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 (IBISWorld report J60.200).

Industry Products
CommunicationsSupport servicesNavigationEarth 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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