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Global Transponder Market 2016-2020

  • ID: 3769395
  • Report
  • June 2016
  • Region: Global
  • 66 pages
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  • Eutelsat
  • Inmarsat
  • Intelsat
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About the Satellite Transponder Market

Transponders receive an electromagnetic or radiofrequency signal from the Earth, amplify it, and send it back to Earth. Transponders are designed to exhibit various functionalities and they work based on a particular frequency band like C, Ku, and Ka. Depending on the signal strength and encoding/decoding techniques used for transmission and reception, a transponder can change the frequency, polarization, and modulation technique for signal regeneration, amplification, and retransmission back to Earth. The speed and centrifugal force of the satellite depend on the distance from the Earth's orbit. The speed and the gravitational pull of the satellite orbiting closer to Earth are higher than the ones that are orbiting farther. Different satellites placed in different orbits require transponders as per their band spectrum such as C, Ku, and Ka, for various communication and broadcasting purposes.

The analysts forecast the global satellite transponder market to grow at a CAGR of 8.63% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global satellite transponder market for 2016-2020. The market size estimation in the report is based on the total number of transponder units deployed in the satellites and on the utilization rates of the deployed transponders. The revenue calculations include the sales of the transponders as well as the cost of leasing the transponders. The forecast has been made on the basis of the number of satellites to be launched by the satellite operators during the forecast period.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

- Americas

The report, Global Satellite Transponder Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors

- Eutelsat
- Inmarsat
- Intelsat

Market drivers
- Growing demand for high throughput satellites (HTS)

Market challenges
- Evolution of telecommunication network

Market trends
- Trade-off between performance and coverage

Key questions answered in this report
- What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
- What are the key market trends?
- What is driving this market?
- What are the challenges to market growth?
- Who are the key vendors in this market space?
- What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

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PART 01: Executive summary
  • Highlights
PART 02: Scope of the report
  • Base year
  • Market coverage
PART 03: Market research methodology
  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators
PART 04: Introduction
  • Key market highlights
PART 05: Technology landscape

PART 06: Transponder supply chain
  • Supply chain landscape
PART 07: Market landscape
  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast by operational fleet
  • Market size and forecast by revenue
  • Five forces analysis
PART 08: Market segmentation by application
  • Global satellite transponder market for video applications
  • Global satellite transponder market for networks applications
  • Global satellite transponder market for government applications
  • Global satellite transponder market for other applications
PART 09: Geographical segmentation
  • Satellite transponder market in EMEA
  • Satellite transponder market in Americas
  • Satellite transponder market in APAC
PART 10: Market drivers
  • Growing demand for HTS
  • Technology upgrades in VSAT system
  • Increasing satellite throughput and lower latency
  • Growing demand for HD end-to-end video transmission
PART 11: Impact of drivers

PART 12: Market challenges
  • Satellite launch failures and operational anomalies
  • Evolution of telecommunication network
  • High cost to end-user
  • Time delay in communication
PART 13: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 14: Market trends
  • Trade-off between performance and coverage
  • Growing market for CubeSat
  • Production of satellites with multiple modulation capabilities and higher power
PART 15: Vendor landscape
  • Competitive scenario
  • Global satellite transponder market: Demand and supply
  • Transponder frequency band: A Ka band perspective
  • Break-even analysis of satellite transponder
PART 16: Key vendor analysis
  • Eutelsat
  • Inmarsat
  • Intelsat
  • SES
PART 17: Appendix
  • List of abbreviations
PART 18: About the Author

List of Exhibits

Exhibit 01: Description of various satellite orbits
Exhibit 02: Radio frequency signal flow in communication/ broadcasting satellite transponder
Exhibit 03: Global transponders market overview across supply chain
Exhibit 04: Global satellite transponder market
Exhibit 05: Global satellite transponder market by operational units 2015-2020 (units)
Exhibit 06: Global satellite transponder market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 07: Backlogs of leading operators 2014-2015 ($ billions)
Exhibit 08: Fill (utilization) rate of transponders for leading satellite operators
Exhibit 09: Five forces analysis
Exhibit 10: Segmentation of global satellite transponder market by application 2015
Exhibit 11: Global satellite transponder market by application 2020
Exhibit 12: Global satellite transponder market by geography 2015
Exhibit 13: SES fill rate in Europe compared to ROW 2015
Exhibit 14: SES TV household subscribers 2015
Exhibit 15: DTH subscribers in US 2014
Exhibit 16: Subscribers of US satellite broadband and satellite phone service 2014
Exhibit 17: Broadband connection subscribers in India (millions)
Exhibit 18: Global satellite transponder market (2020)
Exhibit 19: Impact of drivers
Exhibit 20: Satellite launch failures since 2006
Exhibit 21: Satellite launch failure by country of first or core stage manufacture 2012-2015
Exhibit 22: Launch vehicle failures for different earth orbits 2015
Exhibit 23: ARPU of leading countries
Exhibit 24: Propagation delay in satellite communication at different levels
Exhibit 25: Impact of drivers and challenges
Exhibit 26: Ku and K bands comparison
Exhibit 27: Cost comparison of earth station working on Ku and Ka bands
Exhibit 28: Cost to develop CubeSat based on different budgets
Exhibit 29: CubeSat launch 2005-2014
Exhibit 30: SDS-1 features
Exhibit 31: Eutelsat range of satellites progress from 1985 to 2009
Exhibit 32: Vendor share 2015
Exhibit 33: Demand curve showing inelasticity
Exhibit 34: Demand and supply curve showing elasticity in global transponders market
Exhibit 35: Break-even time of transponders for various satellites
Exhibit 36: SES upcoming launches
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New Report Released: - Global Satellite Transponder Market 2016-2020

The author of the report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global satellite transponder market: Eutelsat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, and SES.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: “A trend which is influencing market growth is the trade-off between performance and coverage. As the satellite industry is maturing and the operators are targeting a more dynamic and flexible market, the design complexities of the satellites are increasing. For instance, the Ka-band transponder is affected by the performance/coverage trade-off, where the link is highly susceptible to propagation impairments caused by rain and other atmospheric disturbances. An important factor in communication is the size of the antenna, which is inversely scalable to the square of the frequency. Various factors like antenna size, coverage, frequency band of the transponder, and power affect the performance of a satellite.”

According to the report, a key growth driver is the rising demand for HTS. The HTS uses many small spot beams distributed across a particular service area. These beams help the satellite to link to small aperture earth stations at high data rates. Attenuation from rain has been a major challenge for many satellite links including the HTS. However, such satellites have developed sufficient rain fade margins to provide a good quality link. The transponders used in HTS can be of Ku and Ka bands. On an average, a typical HTS satellite should have many ultra-wideband transponders distributed along the beams with a bandwidth of 100Mhz.

Further, the report states that one challenge that could derail market growth is the fast evolution of the telecommunication network. In satellite communication, the average price of leasing satellite adds up the TCO. The GSM infrastructure cost is profitable compared to the average wholesale cost of $1.2 million per 36 MHz transponder on an annual basis.

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.
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- Inmarsat
- Intelsat
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