Free Newsletter

Use the pretty hair extensions styling spray as a good helper. The finished styling volume doesn't have to worry even if it clip in hair extensions rains. If you are a short-haired little fairy, you want to make the hair wigs overall shape a little more playful. You can also try to add a buckle to the remy hair extensions end of the hair like the B-station up to the main meter.
  • Which training workshop is of most value to your organisation?
  • Preparing your business for the Internet of Things
  • The Internet of Things and Cloud computing
  • Radio technologies for connecting the Internet of Things
  • Smart Cities and intelligent infrastructure
  • WebRTC and the end of the telco
Meet the leaders of the mobile app economy ? Open Mobile Summit, London, June 8-9
Navigation Strategies Europe 2011
ITU Telecom World, 24-27 October 2011 at Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland
Ubiquitous Location and Positioning Technology, 6th-7th December 2011, Chicago
Advertize your telecoms job

Satellite industry to reach $20 billion a year by 2016

The satellite industry doldrums are well and truly over if you believe an NSR report into Global Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Markets which came


Published: 9 June, 2011


The satellite industry doldrums are well and truly over if you believe an NSR report into Global Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Markets which came out this week. It reckons that across the world there will be 1,600 new satellites built worth $250 billion in the next 15 years. That puts the average launch at $156 million all told and that includes the uplink technologies as well.

Back in 2005 we remember Boeing saying that it could not see a satellite launch in the next five years. But as HD arrived and caught fire that prediction turned out to be hugely pessimistic, and now as HD continues and 3D and rural satellite broadband come of age, not to mention advanced Mobile Satellite Services, the satellite industry could not be in finer fettle.

“At an average of 110 satellites launched per year, we expect the industry to peak again around 2016 crossing $20 billion annually” according to the study’s author and NSR Senior Analyst, Prashant Butani. “This is a significant increase over the last 15 years, which saw a total of slightly over 1,500 satellites at an average of about 100+ satellites per year.”

The next big problem to overcome is the lack of launcher options available to operators, which NSR said would lead to some ‘unusual’ launch contracts being announced soon.

Despite the need for more satellites, the pressure on margins will not go away and customers are arguing that satellite operators need to share much of the risk, something they haven’t been doing of late says NSR.

NSR points to Sea Launch and SpaceX, a company which uses retrievable, reusable rockets, to help get out of the launch bottleneck. Sea Launch is due to return to operation shortly and in December SpaceX became the first private company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.

“As the industry settles down after the recent spate of MSS capital expenditure, most providers will look to rely on Fixed Service and High Throughput satellites and Government satellites for the next decade. These will come, almost in equal measure, from international and domestic satellite operators,” said NSR.

North America and Western Europe will continue to account for over 50% of the market, with significant growth in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.


Add Comment
No comments yet. Be the first to add a comment!

    European Carrier Mobile Broadband Network Performance

    Analysing and comparing the data speed, latency, network quality and smartphone penetration for 94 mobile carriers in 28 European countries....

    Next Generation Haptics: Market Analysis and Forecasts

    An in-depth study of the growing popularity of haptics-enabled tactile feedback on mobile devices to augment UI interactions and enrich...

    Satellite Phones: Will Dual Mode Help the Phoenix Rise from the Ashes?

    Satellite phones have followed an arduous path since their much-hyped launch more than a decade ago. The hype was followed by an e...

    Mobile Widget Platform Market Analysis: Understanding the Business Case and ROI

    This white paper presents an analysis of the mobile widget platform market, as well as metrics supporting a mobile carrier?s busin...


You must be a registered user to post a comment. or
Username *
Email *
Comment *