The UK Satellite Telecommunications Activities industry has been a star performer in recent years. Over the five years through 2015-16, revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.7% to reach £1.8 billion. In the current year, revenue is expected to grow by 2.6%. Companies in the industry operate and provide access to satellite infrastructure. They also purchase network access they can sell on to telecommunications operators, other businesses and the government. The bulk of industry revenue is derived from broadcasting TV and radio stations, with revenue also stemming from carrying phone, video and data streaming, and Earth observation.
Industry participants operate, maintain and provide access to satellite infrastructure to transmit voice, data, text, sound and video. Industry operators may also transmit visual, aural or textual programming to consumers via direct-to-home satellite systems. The industry excludes satellite TV broadcasting (see IBISWorld report J60.200).
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.