Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years to 2016, the industry's services have become more vital, as the development of the direct-to-home TV market, expansion of satellite broadband internet services and advancement of digital technology have driven demand. As a result, such as internet-protocol TV, industry revenue is expected to grow over the five years to 2016 and is anticipated to continue growing over the five years to 2021, as demand for telecommunications remains high and new markets emerge.
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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Industry operators deploy a huge amount of capital in building and maintaining infrastructure and satellite systems for the provision of telecommunication services by satellite. Building and launching a single telecommunications satellite can cost from $250.0 million to $300.0 million. While the initial cost is very high, the marginal cost of operating satellites over the long term is relatively low. Consequently, the industry has much higher capital costs than labor costs; in 2016, for every dollar spent on labor, $1.33 is expected to be spent on capital investments. Capital intensity has slightly grown in the past five years as several industry operators have launched new generations of satellites, increasing overall industry capital costs... purchase to read more