Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The UK Satellite Telecommunications Activities industry has enjoyed a positive performance over the past five years. Over the five years through 2016-17, revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.8% to reach £1.6 billion. In the current year, revenue is expected to grow by 2.9%. Companies in the industry operate and provide access to satellite infrastructure. They also purchase network access for selling on to telecommunications operators, other businesses and the government. While the bulk of industry revenue is derived from broadcasting TV and radio stations, some revenue also comes from carrying phone, video and data streaming, and Earth observation... 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 2016-17, for every £1.00 spent on labour, an estimated 58p will be spent on capital. This is classified as a high level of capital intensity. As more firms adventure themselves into space, the industry will become ever more capital intensive.
However, the level of capital intensity varies between infrastructure owners and resellers. Satellite resellers purchase capacity from infrastructure owners to sell on to customers. Thi.. purchase to read more