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Satellite Telecommunications Activities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Satellite Telecommunications Activities Market Research Report | SIC J61.300 | Apr 2016

A strong connection: Increasing demand for mobile data underpins industry revenue growth

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 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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 Locations Chapter

The South East, London, the South West and Scotland

London, the South East and the South West are estimated to be home to 54.5% of industry establishments. This reflects the area's position as the hub of high-technology business in the United Kingdom and the links between the Satellite Telecommunications Activities industry and communications industries, which are similarly concentrated in the South East. According to a report released by the UK Space Agency in 2014, 63% of employees in the space sector work in these three areas, demonstrating the importance of links between upstream and downstream businesses. Many of the most skilled employees live in or near London, meaning companies that locate their businesses there can easily attract the right level of worker. Alt.. 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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