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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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Securing ties with downstream markets has proven key to success for industry operators
  • Consumer demand for high-definition channels has lifted industry revenue
  • Demand for better data access from passengers on boats, planes and trains should benefit operators
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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

Additional Insights for the Satellite Telecommunications Activities Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Satellite Telecommunications Activities Industry are

  • Highly trained workforce
  • Economies of scale
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as IT and telecommunications adoption and Demand from television programming and broadcasting in the Satellite Telecommunications Activities industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Demand from television programming and broadcasting
  • Government spending on defence
  • Demand from scheduled passenger air transport
  • Demand from sea and coastal freight water transport
  • Current Performance
  • Increased connectivity
  • Demand intensifies
  • Markets and investment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand for data
  • Flexible viewing
  • New technology
  • Table: Satellite Telecommunications Activities Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Satellite Telecommunications Activities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Television Programming & Broadcasting
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Space Transport
  • Products & Services
  • Broadcasting
  • Communications
  • Earth observation and other services
  • Chart: Satellite Telecommunications Activities Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial customers
  • Government and military
  • Consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Satellite Telecommunications Activities Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Satellite Telecommunications Activities
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Satellite Telecommunications Activities Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Paradigm Secure Communications Ltd
    SES SA
    Arqiva Ltd
    Eutelsat Communications SA
  • Table: Paradigm Secure Communications Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: SES SA - financial performance
  • Table: Arqiva Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Eutelsat Communications SA - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Satellite Telecommunications Activities Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Satellite Telecommunications Activities Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A miniaturised satellite composed of a number of 10x10x11.35cm cubic units.
  • Fixed Satellite Services (Fss)
  • Satellite transmission that uses a fixed terrestrial antenna.
  • Geostationary Satellite
  • A satellite, placed 36,000 kilometres above the equator, which stays above a fixed point on Earth by orbiting at the planet's rotational velocity.
  • Ka-Band Technology
  • A high bandwidth satellite frequency that has the capacity to deliver satellite broadband.
  • Machine To Machine (M2m)
  • Communication between devices via wired or wireless channels.
  • Mobile Backhaul
  • Act of transferring data from an end user to a mobile network.
  • Mobile Satellite Services (Mss)
  • Satellite transmission that uses a mobile terrestrial antenna.
  • Nanosatellite
  • A small satellite weighing between 1-10kg.
  • Teleport
  • A ground-based hub that connects satellites to terrestrial information networks.

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    This report on Satellite Telecommunications Activities:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Satellite Telecommunications Activities market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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