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FSS Operators: Benchmarks & Performance Review

FSS Operators: Benchmarks & Performance Review, is an in-depth assessment of the key players at the heart of the satellite industry. | Published November 2016

Single User License: 4,500.00 €
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Includes the report in PDF format &  an Excel Spreadsheet


4 500,00 €

FSS Operators - Benchmarks & Performance Review, 9th edition, is a unique survey of all active and pre-operational FSS operators dedicated to analyzing their business performance. The report provides in-depth profiles of all active or soon-to-launch FSS satellite operators, summaries on companies that will launch commercial satellites in the near future, and a global FSS operator ranking by revenues. Euroconsult has expanded the benchmark analysis with new performance indicators to provide a better view of the competitive positioning of each FSS operator. 

In this 9th edition, the report provides:

  • FSS operator ranking by revenues
  • Profiles of 41 FSS operators 
  • Profiles of 19 emerging operators

New in this edition:

  • Operator profiles: Number of satellites with HTS payloads - with the key indicators
  • Benchmark: Number of future HTS payloads by operator, HD channels by operator and UHD channels by operator


New KPIs:

  • Number of satellites with HTS payload per operator
  • Number of HD channels


Highlights from the report:

FSS industry revenues declined by 7% in 2015 and have continued to deteriorate through the first half of 2016. Headwinds in the FSS industry have raised significant cause for concern in the last year or so, as highlighted by the lower stock valuations of leading FSS operators and the bearish sentiment in the sector among the investment community.

At the half-year mark of 2016, FSS revenues were falling by 4% year-over-year with 2/3 of operators reporting lower revenues and global FSS operators particularly impacted. Intelsat, SES and Eutelsat are all forecasting a decrease in revenues in FY2016 in their financial guidance. The impact on pricing has accelerated in recent months, especially in data-driven markets, where pressure from HTS systems and terrestrial networks is highest. This is set to lead to lower operating margins, forcing the industry to adapt to a new environment where satellite operators have no choice but to lower their pricing and increase their commercial flexibility.

A more positive outlook for the FSS industry is foreseen after 2017 as players are expected to have progressively adapted their strategy to a changing landscape. The overall market direction is towards greater satellite cost-effectiveness through larger payloads, lower launch costs and other cost-optimization options offered by recent innovations. In the coming years the increasing competitiveness of satellite infrastructure, with HTS benefiting from a much lower break-even point than regular payloads, should allow operators to maintain decent returns on investment despite lower pricing. The number of FSS operators providing HTS capacity is expected to grow to 25 by the end of 2019; this implies that half of FSS operators will still not have any available HTS capacity in-orbit in 2019.

Report elements:

  • Hundreds of graphs and tables
  • Executive Summary
  • Benchmark analysis of all profiles
  • Excel of operators supply (2015-2018) & demand 2015 KPIs
  • Individual profiles priced at € 1,000

New in this edition:

  • Operator profiles: Information on the number of satellites with HTS payloads with the key indicators
  • Benchmark: Number of future HTS payloads by operator, HD channels by operator and UHD channels by operator

New KPIs:

  • Number of satellites with HTS payload per operator
  • Number of HD channels

A Must Read For...

1. Satellite Operators

  • Better understand competitors including their strategy, business applications, customers
  • Benchmark commercial and financial performance
  • Explore partnership opportunities with other operators

2. Satellite manufacturers & launch service providers

  • Review of performance & future strategies of key customers or potential future customers 
  • Comprehensive list of satellite fleets for each operator with details on payloads, manufacturer & launch service providers
  • Future outlook of operator satellite procurement plans

3. Financial institutions & investors

  • Comprehensive assessment of potential investment opportunities
  • Detailed review of historical financial performance
  • Key performance indicators and benchmark analysis
  • Understand the current & potential future Capex needs

4. Satellite service providers

  • Complete review of major suppliers
  • List of current & planned satellites with coverage area
  • Review of major customers of each operator
  • Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS)
  • APT Satellite
  • Arabsat
  • Arsat -- NEW
  • Asia Satellite
  • Avanti Communications
  • Azercosmos
  • Boliviasat
  • China Satcom
  • Echostar Satellite Services
  • Es’hailSat
  • Eutelsat
  • Gazprom Space Systems
  • Hispasat
  • Indosat
  • Insat
  • Intelsat
  • SKY Perfect JSAT
  • KazSat
  • KT Sat
  • Measat
  • Mexsat
  • Nigcomsat
  • Nilesat
  • Optus
  • Paksat
  • Telkom (Indonesia)
  • RascomStar
  • RSCC
  • SES (including O3b)
  • SingTel
  • Spacecom
  • Star One
  • Telenor
  • Telesat
  • Thaicom
  • Turksat
  • Venesat
  • Viasat
  • Vinasat
  • YahSat

Mini Profiles

  • Angosat
  • Aniara
  • AoneSat
  • Bangabandhu
  • BRI
  • Bulgaria Sat
  • Belintersat
  • CongoSat
  • Kacific -- NEW
  • Laosat
  • LeoSat -- NEW
  • NBN
  • Nicasat
  • OneWeb
  • PSN
  • Supremesat
  • TNSA (Turkmensat)
  • Ukrkosmos
  • Visiona 



Companies operating or planning to operate a dedicated satellite system for the provision of transmission and broadcasting capacities to third parties are reviewed and analyzed in detail. Each company profile contains nine detailed sections, including:

Year of establishment, principal company milestones and key activities. Performance indicators in 2015 such as revenues, number of broadcast channels, number of leased transponders, etc. compared with the industry average. 

Overview of transponders usage and revenue split by region and by application (voice & data, video distribution, video contribution).

Review and analysis of operator’s financial performance over the last five years; total revenue, EBITDA, EBIT, net income, operating cash flow, capex, backlog, etc. Includes results up to mid-year 2016.

Review of the business performance indicators since 2013 including revenue per transponder and fill rates.

Overview of key telecom and video customers, list of channels by Orbital position and recent contract announcements.

Description of operator’s current and planned satellite fleet including date of launch, payload, manufacturer, launch vehicle, coverage area of each satellite and primary usage anchor customers. Additional capacity leased from third party operators is also highlighted. The primary usage and anchor customers of each individual satellite are also highlighted.


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