DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n369rp/global_fixed) has announced the addition of the "Global Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) Market 2014-2018" report to their offering.
The Global Fixed Satellite Service market to grow at a CAGR of 5.48% over the period 2014-2018
A fixed satellite service (FSS) is a satellite service that uses geosynchronous satellites for broadcasting purposes such as TV and radio, telecommunications, and satellite communication used by government and military organizations. An FSS offers services under two major category: wholesale services and managed services. The satellites used for FSS generally have a low power output. In addition, they require larger dish-style antennas for reception. Currently, there are almost 432 active geosynchronous satellites that are providing services across the globe.
One of the emerging trends in this market is the increase in the utilization rate of transponders. Because of government regulations and market consolidation, the capacity of C-band and Ku-band is expected to decline by 3 percent during the forecast period. Hence, the transponder utilization of the existing satellites will increase significantly.
According to the report, one of the major growth drivers in the market is the increased demand for TV and video transponders. The demand for FSS transponders has been increasing as a result of the high adoption of HDTV because HD channels require four-five times more capacity than a standard definition channel.
Further, the report states that one of the major challenges in this market is the requirement for high capital investment. FSS operators spend a lot of money upfront to procure and launch satellites. Also, they have to pay for insurance because of the high risk involved in launching and the orbital placement of the satellite.
The Global Wholesale FSS market can be classified into five segments:
- TV Channel Broadcast
- Telecom Backhaul
- Broadband Services
- Content and Video Distribution
- Military Satellite Communication
- Eutelsat Communications
- Embratel's Star One
- SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings
- Telesat Holdings
- Thaicom Public Company
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