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EO Investment and Data/Services Demand Expected to be Driven by Emerging Markets

Paris, Montreal, Washington D.C. – According to Euroconsult’s newly published report, Satellite-Based Earth Observation: Market Prospects to 2023, 353 Earth observation (EO) satellites are expected to be launched over the next decade compared to 162 over 2004-2013. This will result in $36 billion in manufacturing revenues over the period, an 85% increase over the previous decade. Organizations from 41 countries are expected to launch EO satellite capacity by 2023, compared to 33 over the previous decade. Government supply continues to grow strongly as more countries expand their portfolios of EO satellites to meet various policy needs. In addition, newcomers are launching EO satellite capacity to develop a local industrial base, create the building blocks for a space program, obtain greater autonomy in data acquisition, and/or meet local demand for data and services. As a result, investment in EO and meteorology programs reached a high in 2013 at $8.7 billion, a 13% increase over 2012. This represents the 8th year of continued investment growth, with EO remaining a primary concern for government space expenditures.

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Africa’s Socio-Economic Development Depends on Satellite Services Delivered Via C-Band Spectrum, Concludes Study Released at VSAT 2014 Conference

London – New research has revealed that wireless industry efforts to take massive amounts of additional spectrum – amounts that have been shown to be in excess of actual requirements – would undercut African economies, and threaten social and safety-of-life services by disrupting mission-critical satellite services for key applications delivered throughout the continent.

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Euroconsult Honors Outstanding Achievement in Earth Observation with Annual Awards for Excellence

Paris – Euroconsult, the leading global consulting firm specializing in the space and Earth observation sector, announced the recipients of its annual Earth Observation Business Awards during its Summit on Earth Observation Business held in Paris on Sept 11-12. The Summit on Earth Observation Business is the only annual international summit dedicated to business in the Earth observation community. This year’s summit was its sixth edition, bringing together over 250 senior executives and government officials from over 40 countries and from EO satellite operators, data distributors, manufacturers, and government and private users. The summit is part of the World Satellite Business Week, the industry’s annual senior executive event, now in its 18th year.

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Euroconsult Honors Outstanding Achievement with 11th Annual Awards for Excellence in Satellite Communications

Paris – Euroconsult, the leading global consulting firm specializing in space markets, announced the recipients of its 11th Annual Awards for Excellence in Satellite Communications on the occasion of the World Satellite Business Week, its annual senior executive event, the 18th edition of which took place in Paris from September 8 to 12. These annual awards recognize companies and their management for their outstanding accomplishments in the satellite sector. Winners are chosen by a panel of industry experts from Euroconsult, SpaceNews and SatelliteFinance who assess candidates using rigorous qualitative1 and quantitative2 criteria.

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Shaping the Conditions for an FSS Sector Rebound

Paris, Montreal, Washington D.C. – According to Euroconsult’s newly released research report, Satellite Communications & Broadcasting Markets Survey, Forecasts to 2023, the FSS sector had revenue growth of about 2.2% in 2013, a significant slowdown compared to that of the past several years. But the sector is currently in an investment phase, a condition necessary for new growth which is seen on the horizon. The industry must address multiple challenges in the coming years to facilitate new growth, both in mature and emerging regions.

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Modest Revenue Growth for Commercial FSS Operators in 2013

Paris, Montreal, Washington D.C. – According to Euroconsult’s newly released report, the FSS industry generated $12.2 billion in revenues in 2013, corresponding to 2% growth over revenues in 2012. 60% of revenue-generating FSS operators experienced a revenue growth slowdown in 2013 after years of robust growth; ten operators reported a revenue decrease in 2013, compared to only six operators in 2012.

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$248 Billion for Manufacture & Launch of 1,155 Satellites Over Next Decade

Paris, Montreal, Washington D.C. – According to Euroconsult’s newly released research report, 115 satellites will be launched on average yearly over the next decade (2014-2023). In comparison with last year’s forecast, the number of satellites is stable while market value is growing, thus translating the growing economic importance of the sector, for both governments and commercial satellite companies.

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Government Funding for Space on the Road to Recovery

Paris, Montreal, Washington D.C. – According to Euroconsult’s newly released executive report, funding for space is expected to progressively recover as public finances regain their comfort zone and programs enter a new growth cycle. Following a critical period of cyclical low funding which concluded in a budget decrease in 2013 worldwide, moderate growth is expected moving forward which should bring world spending to $82 billion by 2023. Although civil programs drive current funding, accounting for 61% of the world’s total, defense programs are expected to experience a remarkable recovery while civil funding should plateau before entering a new expansion phase later in the decade.

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Passenger Connectivity Services to Reach $2.1 Billion by 2023

Paris, Montreal, Washington D.C., June 26, 2014 – According to Euroconsult’s newly released report, According to Euroconsult’s newly released report, Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity, the global in-flight connectivity market is expected to grow over the next 10 years, with over 12,900 commercial and 24,000 business aircraft providing in-flight connectivity to passengers by 2023. Along with the growth in installation, both the take-up rate and ARPU are expected to improve. As a consequence, total revenue from passenger connectivity services is expected to grow from $440 million in 2013 to $2.1 billion by 2023.

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First Industry Report On Earth Observation Data Distribution Trends and Strategies

Paris, Montreal, Washington D.C. – Data distributors and services providers have established themselves as a key component of the EO value-chain and an important partner of the EO satellite operators in order to disseminate data to the largest number of end-users possible. This is particularly apparent in accessing key fast growing regional markets and being able to do business with government and private end-users locally. According to Euroconsult’s new report, Earth Observation: Data Distribution, an estimated 12–17% of the $1.5 billion* commercial data market flows through the distributors. It is considered that all major vertical market sectors are procuring from the data distributors to varying degrees.

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