Satellite Communication Market Overview
The Market for Satellite Communication is projected to reach $10.6 billion by 2026, progressing at CAGR of 9.4% from 2021 to 2026. 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 media and entertainment applications is set to positively impact the growth of the market as satellite communication plays a crucial role in the communication in providing the subscribers with the high-quality content. Increase in use of High Throughput Satellite (HTR) and Low Earth Orbit Satellite for high speed broadcasting satellite services, cellular backhaul and other value added services such as video conferencing, VOIP is set to be the major driver for the growth of the market. The rising adoption of satellite telemetry, automatic identification system and Very Small Aperture Terminal markets with improved uplink frequency will drive the market growth.
The report based on: “Satellite Communication Market – Forecast (2021-2026)”, by IndustryARC covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments.
By Technology: Satellite Telemetry,
AIS, VSAT and Others.
By Communication Network: Satellite Internet Protocol Terminals, Gateways, Modems and others.
By Satellite Services: FSS, BSS, MSS, RNSS, Metrological Satellite Services, SBS, RSS.
By Communication Equipment: Network Equipment, Consumer Devices.
By End User: Commercial (Power and Utilities, Maritime, Mining, Healthcare, Telecommunication & others), Government & Military (Space Agencies, Defence, Academic Research & others).
By Geography: North America (U.S, Canada, Mexico), Europe(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain and Others), APAC(China, Japan India, South Korea, Australia and Others), South America (Brazil, Argentina and others), and ROW (Middle East and Africa).
- 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 2020, 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 2021-2026.
Satellite Communication Market, By Region, 2020
Satellite Communication Market Segment Analysis - 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 2020 at 39.1% 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. In July 2020 NOVELSAT announced the launch of its latest advanced Receiver hub for multi connectivity applications such as video conferencing, remote sensing and earth observations, cloud, IoT and SIGINT.
Satellite Communication Market Segment Analysis - by End User
Media and Entertainment segment is set to dominate the market in 2020 at 25.9%. 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.
Satellite Communication Market by Geography - Segment Analysis
North America is analyzed to be the dominant region in 2020 at 37.5%, 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 the 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 2021-2026.
Satellite Communication Market Drivers
Growing demand for Maritime Satellite Communication
Increased 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.
Satellite Communication Market Challenges
Space Debris Hindering 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.
Satellite Communication Market Landscape
Partnerships, acquisitions, collaboration, technological innovation along with product launches are the key strategies adopted by the players in the Satellite Communication Market. The top players of the market include China Satcom, AsiaSat, Hughes, Bharti Airtel, Space Star Technology, DirecTV, Sky, Eutelsat, Skyperfect and Telesat.
- On March 2020, hiSky, global provider of Satellite IOT connected services announced partnership with ST Engineering iDirect to provide integrated terminal and cloud based technologies for expansion of satellite based IOT communication. hiSky utilizes IOT terminal that consist of modem and antenna in Ka-band and Ku-band.
- In January 2020, India’s communication satellite GSAT-30 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana.
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