Worldwide Demand for C- and Ku-band Satellite Transponders (36-MHz TPEs) to Reach 7,840 by 2017, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Satellite Transponders market. The worldwide demand for C- and Ku-band Satellite Transponders is projected to reach 7,840 36-MHz TPEs by the year 2017, owing to rapidly expanding DTH, digital TV, UAV communications, consumer broadband and 3D markets and increased governmental expenditure on military satellite navigation, positioning systems, and space exploration.

Satellite Transponders: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn - Despite being volatile in nature to an extent, the satellite industry, with its solid base, is slated to have strong growth potential, considering the fact that it forms an essential element in meeting major telecommunications service requirements. Technological advancements during the last few years greatly enhanced the compression technology. Enhanced compression technologies and digitalization have resulted in transmission of more content on each transponder, thereby restraining transponder demand. However, the boom in demand for digital satellite television and HDTV transmission has more than offset the restraining effect of digitalization. Consumer services, including last-mile broadband and DTH are slated to expand at a higher growth rate than infrastructure services, including ISP-to-backbone and trunk telephony services.

The global satellite transponder demand has remained buoyant despite the economic woes engulfing the world. Growing popularity of satellite TV, particularly in the developing countries, is the primary growth driver, and is supported by the introduction of high definition (HD) and other such bandwidth demanding applications. Emergence of higher bandwidth consuming 3D channels, with an average 40-50% higher capacity requirement is likely to provide a new thrust to the satellite transponder market. Market would also be driven by increasing demand for transponders from communications services sector, especially cellular backhaul, government communications and corporate communications. Apart from the aforementioned factors, other catalysts for demand growth include direct radio, consumer broadband Internet services, data services and mobile telephony.

As stated by the new market research report on Satellite Transponders, the Asia Pacific region continues to remain the largest regional market. Despite the gloomy economic conditions prevalent across the world, the Asia-Pacific satellite industry remains buoyant with transponder leasing revenues exhibiting an upward trend. Transponder utilization continues to rise, maintaining the momentum from the last five years. Intercontinental video transmissions and DTH TV, the primary growth drivers for the commercial communications satellite market, continue to record impressive growth rates owing to low penetration of pay TV across most of the region and the emergence of TV as a low-cost entertainment provider. DTH services in the region vary from country to country, mainly due to the fact that the region experiences widespread cultural diversity. The scenario necessitates domestic satellite operators to present customers with more regional TV channels. Investors and media companies from the developed world such as Western Europe and North America are thronging to the Asian market due to stagnant domestic demand.

In addition to television broadcasting, mobile telephony is also stimulating growth in the satellite market, with satellites being the most important link in transmission of voice as well as data across regions. Middle East and Africa are expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.35% over the analysis period. The market for Broadcast Applications is the largest end-use segment. Trunking and enterprise networks markets have been resilient to the global financial meltdown. Trunking Applications represents the fastest growing end-use segment with a CAGR of 5.0% over the analysis period, driven by introduction of new dedicated capacity.

Major players in the marketplace include Thales Alenia Space, APT Satellite Holdings Limited, Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc., EADS Astrium, Eutelsat Communications, Horizon Satellite Services FZ LLC., Indian Space Research Organization, Intelsat (Luxembourg) S.A, Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications, Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems, Loral Space & Communications Inc., NEC TOSHIBA Space Systems Ltd., Orbital Sciences Corp., Russian Satellite Communications Company, Satelites Mexicanos S.A. de C.V., SES S.A. and The Arab Satellite Communication Organization.

The research report titled "Satellite Transponders: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of trends, issues, strategic industry activities, and profiles of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections in number of 36 Megahertz Transponder Equivalents (TPE) for end-use segments Broadcast Applications, Trunking Applications, Networking Applications, and Reserve Purposes, across geographic markets such as the North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Middle East/Africa.

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