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Mobile Satellite Communications Markets Survey: Prospects to 2024

Mobile Satellite Communications Markets Survey: Prospects to 2024. The comprehensive in-depth analysis of key trends and drivers, market forecasts in revenue and terminals by vertical, geographic and application segment. 
| Published April 2015

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Mobile Satellite Communications Markets Survey: Prospects to 2024 is an expert analysis of the mobile satellite industry, assessing key trends and drivers in this market characterized by both a number of growth opportunities and challenges for key players. Satellite operators, service providers, investors, manufacturers & launchers, telecoms companies, space agencies and other actors use the exclusive ten-year forecasts in their business and investment planning and strategic decision-making.

Highlights from the report:

The MSS industry faces multiple challenges, including increasingly omnipresent mobile VSAT, troop withdrawals, government budget reductions, and unfavorable economics in the shipping industry. The future of the MSS industry new depends on how fast MSS operators can adapt to this new market environment.

Despite all challenges, the active MSS terminal base grew at a CAGR of 9% over the past five years with over 3.3 million active MSS terminals deployed globally in 2014. Wholesale service revenues stood at around $1.3 billion in 2014, a 5% growth over that of 2013.

Euroconsult forecasts the MSS market (excluding the Ka-band Global Xpress from Inmarsat) growing at an annual rate of 7% in number of terminals to reach more than 6.8 million active terminals by 2024. Wholesale service revenues are projected to grow at a ten-year CAGR of 4% over 2014-2024. Land should be the largest market segment by 2024 with more than $900 million in wholesale service revenues, while the aeronautical segment will be the fastest growing vertical market in terms of revenue, with a 9% growth in service revenues over the coming decade.

 

Report elements:

  • Over 115 pages
  • Over 55 graphs & tables
  • Comprehensive PDF & Excel digital files
  • Price starting at € 4,500
     

Key trends, drivers & forecasts:

  • Current demand for MSS communications
  • Key trends & major applications
  • Ten-year forecasts (wholesale revenue & terminals)
  • MSS operators: Financials, strategies & positioning
  • Value chain & distribution
  • Market segments: Maritime, Aero, Land, Government
  • Business models, major trends, competition
  • Applications & devices, regulation
  • Key assumptions & forecasts to 2024


Who will benefit from this report?

  • Satellite operators
  • Service providers
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Banks & investors
  • Telecommunications companies
  • Satellite manufacturers
  • Launchers
  • Space & other government agencies

 

List of Tables & Graphs

01- STRATEGIC ISSUES & FORECASTS

  • MARKET SHARE OF MSS OPERATORS IN 2014
  • HISTORIC GROWTH IN MSS TERMINALS
  • EXAMPLES OF MSS USAGE BY VERTICAL SEGMENT (TABLE)
  • FORECAST FOR TOTAL MSS TERMINALS AND WHOLESALE REVENUES TO 2024 
  • WORLDWIDE MSS TERMINALS BY REGION (2012-2024) (ALL MARKET SEGMENTS AND APPLICATIONS INCLUDED)
  • WORLDWIDE MSS WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION (2012-2024) (ALL MARKET SEGMENTS AND APPLICATIONS INCLUDED)
  • WORLDWIDE MSS TERMINALS BY MARKET SEGMENT (2012-2024) ALL MSS APPLICATIONS INCLUDED)
  • WORLDWIDE MSS WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE BY MARKET SEGMENT (2012-2024) (ALL MSS APPLICATIONS INCLUDED)
  • WORLDWIDE MSS TERMINALS BY APPLICATION (2012-2024) (ALL MARKET SEGMENTS INCLUDED)
  • WORLDWIDE MSS WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE BY APPLICATION (2012-2024) (ALL MARKET SEGMENTS INCLUDED)

 

02- MSS VALUE CHAIN

  • EVOLUTION OF MSS OPERATORS’S MARKET SHARES (2001-2014)
  • MSS OPERATORS’ REVENUES
  • MSS OPERATORS’ EBITDA
  • COST STRUCTURE OF MSS OPERATORS
  • MSS OPERATORS’ ONGOING AND UPCOMING CAPEX
  • STRATEGIC POSITIONING OF MSS OPERATORS
  • OPERATORS’S MARKETS
  • MAJOR MSS EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS’ LANDSCAPE
  • PROS AND CONS OF MSS OPERATORS’ INVOLVEMENT IN THE EQUIPMENT VALUE CHAIN
  • COMPETITION OF MSS AND VSAT EQUIPMENT

 

03- MARITIME

  • MSS OPERATOR MARITIME MARKET SHARE IN TERMINALS (2014) 
  • MSS OPERATOR MARITIME MARKET SHARE IN WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE (2014)
  • MARITIME ADDRESSABLE MARKETS
  • MARITIME BROADBAND PRODUCTS
  • INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS RELATED 
  • TO MSS MARITIME APPLICATIONS
  • EXAMPLES OF VSAT AND MSS EQUIPMENT
  • FORECAST FOR THE MARITIME MSS MARKET TO 2024 
  • MARITIME MSS TERMINALS BY REGIONS (2012-2024)
  • MARITIME MSS WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION (2012-2024)
  • MARITIME MSS WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION (2012-2024)
  • MARITIME MSS TERMINALS BY APPLICATION (2012-2024)
  • MARITIME MSS WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE BY APPLICATION (2012-2024)

 

04- AERONAUTICAL MARKET

  • MSS OPERATOR MARITIME MARKET SHARE IN TERMINALS (2014) 
  • MSS OPERATOR MARITIME MARKET SHARE IN WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE (2014)
  • AERONAUTICAL MSS SEGMENTATION
  • EXAMPLES OF MANDATORY AND NON-MANDATORY AERONAUTICAL COMMUNICATIONS
  • AERONAUTICAL REGULATIONS AND ROLES OF MSS COMMUNICATION
  • AERO MSS BROADBAND PRODUCTS
  • AERO MSS M2M AND NARROWBAND PRODUCTS
  • MSS VERSUS MOBILE VSAT
  • FORECAST FOR THE AERONAUTICAL MSS MARKET TO 2024
  • AERONAUTICAL MSS TERMINALS BY REGION (2012-2024)
  • AERONAUTICAL MSS WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION (2012-2024)
  • AERONAUTICAL MSS TERMINALS BY APPLICATIONS (2012-2024)
  • AERONAUTICAL MSS WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE BY APPLICATION (2012-2024)

 

05- LAND MARKET

  • MSS SERVICE USAGE LEVEL BY VERTICAL MARKET
  • MSS OPERATOR LAND MARKET SHARE IN TERMINALS (2014)
  • MSS OPERATOR LAND MARKET SHARE IN WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE (2014)
  • DIFFERENT TYPES OF GOVERNMENT CIVIL REQUIREMENTS
  • IMPACT OF NATURAL DISASTERS ON MSS DEMAND
  • MAIN MSS HANDHELD PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET
  • FORECAST FOR THE LAND MSS MARKET TO 2024 
  • LAND MSS TERMINALS BY REGION (2012-2024)
  • LAND MSS WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION (2012-2024)
  • LAND MSS TERMINALS BY APPLICATION (2012-2024)
  • LAND MSS WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE BY APPLICATION (2012-2024)

 

06- GOVERNMENT MARKET

  • IMPACT OF GOVERNMENT ON MSS DEMAND
  • IRIDIUM US GOVERNMENT SUBSCRIBERS
  • IRIDIUM EMSS SERVICE CONTRACT WITH DISA
  • MAJOR MILITARY SATELLITE COMMUNICATION PROGRAMS
  • FORECAST FOR THE GOVERNMENT MSS MARKET TO 2024
  • GOVERNMENT MSS TERMINALS BY REGION (2012-2024)
  • GOVERNMENT MSS WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE BY REGION (2012-2024)
  • GOVERNMENT MSS TERMINALS BY SEGMENT (2012-2024)
  • GOVERNMENT MSS WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE BY SEGMENT (2012-2024)

01-STRATEGIC ISSUES AND FORECASTS

THE MSS SECTOR IS HEADING TO A NEW ERA IN A CHALLENGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • 1.3 BILLION  IN MSS WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE IN 2014
  • MORE THAN 3.3 MILLION MSS TERMINALS IN SERVICE IN 2014
  • PRODUCT INNOVATIONS TO KEEP MSS MOVING FORWARD
     

MSS IS LOSING THE GROUND TO VSAT BUT MSS DEMAND IS STILL GROWING

  • DATA REQUIREMENTS ARE GROWING DESPITE OF STRONGER VSAT COMPETITION
 

HANDHELD MARKET REMAINS RESILIENT 

  • REGULATORY AND SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS MAKE MSS IRREPLACABLE
  • KEY VERTICAL SEGMMENTS FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
  • GOVERNMENT IS A BIG AND UNCERTAIN MARKET
 

NEW GENERATION SATELLITES TO RESHAPE THE MARKET

  • INCREASING COMPETITION FROM FSS OPERATORS
  • GX TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON HIGH END MSS MARKET
  • NEW GENERATION L-BAND SATELLITES TO BRING NEW OPPORTUNITIES
  • INCREASING CAPABILITIES WITH NEW-GENERATION MSS SATELLITES
  • SPECTRUM STILL A SCARCE RESOURCE IN THE MSS WORLD
  • MSS TO GET MORE CONVERGENT WITH OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
 

MSS INDUSTRY FORECASTS THROUGH 2024

  • MSS INDUSTRY TO GROW AT 5% CAGR IN REVENUE OVER 2014–2024
  • LAND TO REMAIN AS THE LARGEST MSS MARKET WITH OVER $900 MILLION WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUE IN 2024
  • NORTH AMERICA TO REMAIN LEADING REGION FOR MSS INDUSTRY

 

02- MSS VALUE CHAIN

THREE OPERATORS ACCOUNT FOR NEARLY 90% OF THE MARKET TODAY

  • SINGLE DIGIT REVENUE GROWTH FOR MSS OPERATORS IN 2014
  • LARGE VARIATIONS IN PROFITABILITY AMONG MSS OPERATORS
  • INVESTMENTS AT THE EVE OF NEW GENERATION SERVICE LAUNCH
 

OPERATORS’ STRATEGIES AND POSITIONING

  • MARKET POSITIONING OF MSS OPERATORS
  • PRODUCT PORTFOLIOS OF MSS OPERATORS
  • MSS OPERATORS USE VERTICAL INTEGRATION 
  • TO CONTROL THE MARKET
 

SERVICE PROVIDERS PLAY A KEY ROLE IN THE MSS MARKET

  • BUSINESS MODEL OF MSS SERVICE PROVIDERS
  • EXPANDING SERVICE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK FOR ALL MSS OPERATORS
  • MORE DIVERSIFIED DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL FOR MASS MARKET PRODUCTS
 

MSS EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS

  • VARIOUS STRATEGIES OF EQUIPMENT 
  • MANUFACTURERS
  • DIRECT AND INDIRECT EQUIPMENT SALES MODELS APPLIED BY MSS OPERATORS
  • KEY EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS ACTIVE IN BOTH MSS AND VSAT MARKETS
  • THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS IS INCREASING WITH NEW MSS PRODUCTS

 

03- MARITIME MARKET

UNBROKEN GROWTH IN THE MARITIME MARKET

  • $507 MILLION IN COMMERCIAL MARITIME WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUEs AT YEAR-END 2014
  • INMARSAT IS STILL THE MARKET LEADER
  • COMMERCIAL SHIPPING AS THE KEY MSS MARKET
  • TRAFFIC CONCENTRATES IN THE NORTHERN ATLANTIC AND THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION
  • A LARGE RANGE OF MSS PRODUCTS DRIVING GROWTH
  • BROADBAND DRIVEN BY HIGHER DATA RATE REQUIREMENTS
  • OPPORTUNITIES IN THE M2M MARKET PUSHED BY EMERGING SEGMENTS
  • SERVICE PROVIDER ARE GETTING MORE SPECIALIZED
  • REGULATIONS STILL PLAYING CRITICAL ROLE
  • KEY TRENDS AND DRIVERS IN THE MSS MARITIME MARKET
  • AN INTENSIFYING MARITIME VSAT COMPETITION
  • FORECAST FOR THE MARITIME MSS MARKET TO 2024

 

04- AERONAUTICAL MARKET

HIGH POTENTIAL FOR THE EMERGING AERO MARKET

  • $125 MILLION IN WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUEs IN THE MSS AERO MARKET IN 2014
  • TWO MSS OPERATORS COMPETING ON THE MARKET
  • NORTH AMERICA LEADS THE MSS AERO MARKET
  • DYNAMICS IN THE ADDRESSABLE AERO MARKETS
  • REGULATION PLAYS A KEY ROLE IN THE MARKET
  • A LARGE VARIETY OF MSS AERO PRODUCTS NOW ON THE MARKET
  • STRONG GROWTH OF BROADBAND COMMUNICATIONS
  • M2M MAINLY USED FOR COCPKIT COMMUNICATIONS
  • INCREASING MARKET CONSOLIDATION AND PARTNERSHIPS ALONG THE VALUE CHAIN
  • MAJOR TRENDS AND DRIVERS
  • LARGE OPPORTUNITIES FOR IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT AND CONNECTIVITY
  • NEW APPLICATIONS DRIVING DEMAND FOR LOW-DATA-RATE AND BASIC VOICE COMMUNICATIONS
  • MSS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF LOW COST AND SMALL EQUIPMENTS
  • AN EVEN MORE COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT
  • FORECAST FOR THE AERONAUTICAL MSS MARKET TO 2024

 

05- LAND MARKET

COMPETITIVE AND HETEROGENEOUS LAND MOBILE MARKET

  • A LARGE MIX OF APPLICATIONS
  • A STRONG COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE FOR MSS OPERATORS
  • NATURAL DISASTERS PUSHING LAND MSS DEMAND


VOICE AS THE LEADING LAND-MOBILE APPLICATION

  • CLOSE TO $225 MILLION LAND HANDHELD SERVICE REVENUE FOR MSS OPERATORS IN 2014
  • PROFESSIONAL USERS AS KEY SATELLITE PHONE USERS
  • INDUSTRIAL DESIGN REQUIRED BY PROFESSIONAL USERS
  • ESTABLISHED PLAYERS ARE SETTING HIGH PRODUCT PRICES
  • SATELLITE-ONLY HANDSETS TAKE OVER HYBRID SOLUTIONS
  • DIVERSIFIED DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS
  • AN EVENT-DRIVEN HANDHELD MARKET
  • THE RAMP UP OF INMARSAT IN THE HANDHELD MARKET
 

THE RISE OF LAND BROADBAND DATA APPLICATIONS

  • BGAN DOMINATING IN THE BROADBAND MARKET
  • NEW TYPES OF USERS IN THE MSS BROADBAND MARKET
 

STILL LOW REVENUE SHARE FOR M2M BUT HIGH SHARE IN TERMINALS

  • LARGE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MSS M2M IN THE LAND MARKET
  • TWO DIFFERENT MODELS FOR MSS OPERATORS
  • VALUE-ADDED RESELLERS AS A KEY IN THE VALUE CHAIN
  • TERMINAL GROWTH DRIVING THE LOW-ARPU M2M BUSINESS
  • DUAL-MODE TERMINALS:  HIGHLY COMPETITIVE SOLUTIONS
  • HARDWARE COSTS KEEP DECREASING
  • A LOT OF CONSOLIDATIONS IN THE M2M MARKET
  • NEW DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FURTHER PUSHING GROWTH
  • MSS M2M SOLUTIONS REACHING NEW VERTICAL SEGMENTS
  • VARIOUS TERRESTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES STILL HEIGHTENING COMPETITION
 

FORECAST FOR LAND MSS MARKETS TO 2024

  • M2M, THE MAIN GROWTH DRIVER IN TERMS OF MSS TERMINAL NUMBERS
  • LAND WHOLESALE SERVICE REVENUES AT AROUND $770 MILLION BY 2024
     


06-  GOVERNMENT MARKET

GOVERNMENT IS A KEY MARKET FOR MSS OPERATORS

  • MILITARY AS THE LARGEST GOVERNMENT USER
  • MILITARY OPERATIONS HIGHLY IMPACTING THE MSS INDUSTRY
  • THE US DOD AS THE SINGLE LARGEST MSS CUSTOMER
  • KEY REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATIONS FOR GOVERNMENT USERS
  • A MOVE FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA TOWARD ASIA
  • SERVICE DISTRIBUTION FOR GOVERNMENT/MILITARY USERS
  • COMPETITION FROM OTHER SATELLITE SYSTEMS
  • FORECASTS FOR THE GOVERNMENT MSS MARKET TO 2024

Editorial Team:

Wei Li, Editor-In-Chief, Senior Consultant
Capucine Fargier, Consultant

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