Satellite Communication Market - Forecast(2021 - 2026)

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The market for Satellite communication is forecast to reach $9.32 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 10.32% from 2020 to 2025. The rising demand for various applications such as audio broadcasting and voice communications in end user industries is analysed to fuel the growth of satellite communication industry. The significant adoption of Direct to home(DTH) in for media and entertainment applications is set to positively impact on the growth of the market as satellite communication plays a crucial role in the communication in providing the subscribers with the high-quality content.

Key Takeaways
  • Media and Entertainment is set to dominate the satellite communication market owing to the rising demand from a growing population. This is mainly attributed to the increasing demand for the internet and online streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and so on.
  • North America has dominated the market share in 2019, however APAC is analysed to grow at highest rate during the forecast period due to the high implementation of 5G in the mobile broadband technologies.
  • Deployment of 5G, requiring high bandwidth for communication is set to drive the market during the forecast period 2020-2025.

By Satellite services
Satellite services is segmented into fixed satellite services, broadcasting satellite services, mobile satellite services, radio navigation satellite services and others. Mobile satellite services is analysed to hold the highest share in satellite communication market in 2019, majorly attributed to the high number of subscribers. There are majorly deployed in aeronautical, land and maritime services for communication thereby contributing to the growth of the market. In December 2019, SpaceX has launched Falcon 9 rocket carrying mini satellites to function as cell towers circulating all over the globe thereby contributing to the growth in the mobile satellite services market.

By End user- Segment Analysis 
Media and Entertainment is set to dominate the market in 2019. The significant rise in usage of services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and so on for entertainment is set to contribute to the growth of the market. Adding to this, the breakout of COVID-19 has led to the high traffic in entertainment applications due to lockdowns implemented in various countries. This is set to be a major contributing factor for increasing demand for higher bandwidths resulting in the growth of the market during the forecast period. The Telecom and IT segment is analysed to grow at significant rate during the forecast period, majorly attributed to the deployment of technologically advanced internet connectivity solutions in majority of the firms. All these factors are together impacting the growth of the satellite communication market.

Geography - Segment Analysis
North America is analysed to be the dominant region in 2019, followed by APAC and Europe. This is mainly attributed to the high adoption of the advanced technologies in the region alongside the large infrastructural development for implementation of high broadband services. APAC is anticipated to showcase highest growth rate during the forecast period 2020-2025. This is majorly due to the high number of satellite launches aimed at communication. In November 2018, India launched GSAT-29, a high throughput communication satellite. Adding to this, the development of advanced technologies in countries such as China and South Korea is set to elevate the market growth rate. In November 2019, China has rolled out one of the world’s largest 5G networks in order to become a global technology leader. It has also launched Yinhe-1 commercial low Earth orbit 5G satellite to propel the 5G market deployment in the country. These factors are set to boost the market growth during the forecast period 2020-2025.

Drivers – Satellite communication market 

  • Growing demand for maritime satellite communication systems
The increasing demand for the maritime satellite communication is significantly set to contribute to the growth of the market. The growing concern of safety of the people at the borders is creating a dire need for communication. This is set to impact on the growth of the maritime communication satellite market. In April 2019, Orbcomm extended its partnership with Kordia. This is mainly attributed to provide satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data used for ship tracking and specific maritime projects.

  • Increasing investments for deployment of 5G
The rise in demand for the 5G and the rising investments for the infrastructure development is to boost the wireless connectivity market. However the deployment of 5G requires high bandwidth resulting in the launch of satellites thereby contributing to the growth of satellite communication market. For the deployment of 5G, SpaceX has received approval to launch nearly 12,000 starlink internet satellites. Therefore the launch of these satellites is set to drive the satellite communication market.

Challenges – Satellite communication market

  • Space Debris hindering the launch of satellites
Presence of space debris is set to pose severe challenges to the communication satellite market. In April 2019, Intelsat announced that its communication satellite Intelsat29e is completely lost due unmovable piece of space debris. This dead satellite is also a liability for other satellites that are on a similar trajectory as it’s a popular spot to deposit communications and surveillance satellites. Presence of dead satellites is resulting in the space debris is posing a sever threat to the various other satellites as well as the environment. These factors are set to hinder the growth of the market.

Market Landscape
Product launches, acquisitions, and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Satellite communication market. Satellite communication driver market is expected to be dominated by major companies such as China Satcom, AsiaSat, Hughes, Bharti Airtel, Space Star Technology, DirecTV, Sky, Eutelsat, Skyperfect and Telesat among others.

Acquisitions/Technology Launches/Partnerships
  1. In January 2018, Telesat announced the successful launch of its first LEO satellite, to revolutionize broadband communications services around the world.
  2. In January 2020, India’s communication satellite GSAT-30 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

1. Satellite Communication Market Overview
2. Executive Summary
3. Satellite Communication Market Landscape
3.1. Market Share Analysis
3.2. Comparative Analysis 
3.2.1. Product Benchmarking
3.2.2. End User profiling
3.2.3. Patent Analysis
3.2.4. Top 5 Financials Analysis
4. Satellite Communication Market Forces
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Constraints
4.3. Market Challenges
4.4. Attractiveness of the Industry
4.4.1. Power of Suppliers
4.4.2. Power of Customers
4.4.3. Threat of New entrants
4.4.4. Threat of Substitution
4.4.5. Degree of Competition
5. Satellite Communication Market – Strategic Analysis
5.1. Value Chain Analysis
5.2. Pricing Analysis
5.3. Opportunities Analysis
5.4. Product/Market Life Cycle Analysis
5.5. Suppliers and Distributors
6. Satellite Communication Market - By Technology
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Satellite Telemetry
6.3. Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)
6.4. Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)
6.5. Others
7. Satellite Communication Market - By Communication Network
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Satellite Internet Protocol Terminals
7.3. Gateways
7.4. Satellite Modems
7.5. Others
8. Satellite Communication Market - By Satellite Services
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Fixed Satellite Service (FSS)
8.3. Broadcasting Satellite Service (BSS)
8.4. Mobile-Satellite Service (MSS)
8.5. Radio navigation-Satellite Service
8.6. Metrological-Satellite Service
8.7. Satellite Broadband Service
8.8. Remote Sensing Services
9. Satellite Communication Market - By Communication Equipment
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Network Equipment
9.2.1. Earth Station Antennas Systems
9.2.2. Frequency and Baseband Equipment Modems Multiplexing Packet Processing
9.3. Consumer Devices
9.3.1. Satellite TV Dishes
9.3.2. Satellite Radio Equipment
9.3.3. Satellite Broadband Dishes
9.3.4. Others
10. Satellite Communication Market - By End Users
10.1. Introduction
10.2. Media & Entertainment
10.3. Aviation
10.4. Retail
10.5. Telecom & IT
10.6. Tele-Education
10.7. Marine
10.8. Transportation
10.9. Others (Mining, oil & gas, Energy)
11. Satellite Communication Market - By Geography
11.1. North America
11.1.1. U.S.
11.1.2. Canada
11.1.3. Mexico
11.2. South America
11.2.1. Brazil
11.2.2. Argentina
11.2.3. Chile
11.2.4. Rest of South America
11.3. Europe
11.3.1. U.K.
11.3.2. Germany
11.3.3. Italy
11.3.4. France
11.3.5. Rest of Europe
11.4. APAC
11.4.1. Japan
11.4.2. China
11.4.3. India
11.4.4. South Korea
11.4.5. Australia & New Zealand
11.4.6. Rest of APAC
11.5. ROW
11.5.1. Middle East
11.5.2. Africa
12. Satellite Communication Market – Company Profiles
12.1. Cobham PLC
12.2. Inmarsat Communications
12.3. Iridium Communications, Inc.
12.4. Intellian Technologies Inc.
12.5. KVH Industries
12.6. Hughes (EchoStar)
12.7. Harris Corporation
12.8. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
12.9. Thuraya Telecommunications Company
12.10. VT iDirect, Inc.
13. Market Entropy
13.1. New Product Launches
13.2. M&As, Collaborations, JVs, Partnership
14. Appendix
14.1. Abbreviations
14.2. Sources
14.3. Research Methodology
14.4. Bibliography
14.5. Compilation of Expert Insights
14.6. Disclaimer