Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Despite volatile revenue growth over the past five years, the Satellite Telecommunications Providers industry will likely experience stable and strong demand in the next five years. Since 2007, development of the direct-to-home TV market, expansion of broadband internet services and advances in digital technology have driven demand. Revenue will likely continue growing in the five years to 2018 as tight lending conditions ease and new high throughput satellites are set to be launched... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
In general, the industry exhibits medium barriers to entry. However, the credit crunch and recession have increased the entry barriers to a high level for the near term, as the level of capital required to operate a satellite network is substantial. Operators depend heavily on debt for funding the procurement and launching of new satellites. The high fixed cost base for these players means their profitability is particularly sensitive to changes in demand. Therefore, a decline in demand, combined with fear in credit markets, will make it extremely difficult for new companies to enter the industry as infrastructure owners during the next 18 months.
Barriers to entry vary depending on whether an enterprise seeks to be an infrastructure owner or a reseller... purchase to read more