Increasing Shift Towards Satellite TV Drives Demand for Satellite Transponders, 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 markets. Global demand for Satellite Transponders is projected to reach 8,324 36-MHz Transponder Equivalents by 2020, driven by growing popularity of satellite TV in developing countries, introduction of high definition (HD) channels, emerging demand for Ka-band satellite transponders, increasing number of transponders per satellite, and expanding internet user base.

Satellite Transponders: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – Transponders are an important part of satellite communication as they provide satellites the ability to communicate. Growing popularity of satellite TV, particularly in the developing countries, is the primary growth driver supported by the introduction of high definition (HD) TVs. Emergence of high bandwidth consuming 3D channels with an average 40-50% higher capacity requirement as compared to a HDTV channel, is expected to provide traction to market growth. Other factors catalyzing demand include rising demand for direct radio, consumer broadband Internet services and data services.

Satellites are generally placed in different frequency bands according to their application and usage. C-band was the first band originally used for satellite communication systems that primarily finds application in telecommunication services. However, overloading on the band due to its use in terrestrial radio communication systems led to the development of Ku-band. C-band remains the widely used band, as Ku-band capacity over some regions is limited. Ku-band offers no interferences from microwave links or other communication systems, and operates with a smaller satellite dish and cheaper RF unit. While both C and Ku-band are expected to witness growth, Ku-band is anticipated to register highest growth driven by increased channel distribution, which in turn drives the satellite transponder market.

Ka-band operates at much higher frequency than Ku-band and is currently growing at rapid pace. Ka-band transponders are capable of transmitting more data than C- and Ku-band, and provide services to smaller dishes. The Ka-band transponders are largely used to provide digital television signals and consumer broadband service to the home. These services are driving growth in the Ka-band satellite transponders and are expected to continue to grow over the coming years, with oil and gas and maritime industries also planning to use the services of these transponders. Although Ku band transponders continue to be the most favored technology now and in the immediate future, lower sales base and promising benefits will enable Ka band transponders to record relatively higher growth than Ku band transponders during the analysis period.

As stated by the new market research report on Satellite Transponders, Asia-Pacific represents the largest market worldwide. Growth in the region is supported by strong economic growth, growing popularity of DTH television, high-definition TV conversion and intercontinental video transmissions. Middle East is forecast to emerge as the fastest growing market led by increasing transponder capacity requirement for effective communication in the military sector. The region is forecast to grow at a compounded annual rate of 4.3% over the analysis period. Broadcast dominates the global market for satellite transponders. Launch of several new channels worldwide is resulting in growing requirement for more available capacity thereby presenting higher demand prospects for satellite transponders.

Major players covered in the report include APT Satellite Holdings Limited, Eutelsat Communications, ISRO, Intelsat SA, NEC Corporation, SES SA, Space Systems/ Loral LLC, Telesat, and Thales Alenia Space, among others.

The research report titled "Satellite Transponders: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections for geographic markets such as the North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. The report also analyzes the global market for Satellite Transponders by the following band types –C-band, Ku-band, and Ka-band. In addition, the report analyzes the global and regional markets for satellite transponders by the following end-use applications – Broadcast, Trunking, Networking, and Reserve Purposes.

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