A steady orbit: New digital markets and increased government spending will help maintain steady growth

The Radar & Satellite Operations industry market report contains data and analysis of the most influential current and future trends shaping the industry. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical, user-friendly format, and provides growth and profit forecasts for a five-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The digital economy will open up new markets for satellite technology, boosting demand
  • Reductions in federal defense spending pose a significant threat to the industry's growth prospects
  • Demand for satellite telecommunications services is anticipated to be on an upward trend

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, the Radar and Satellite Operations industry has experienced steady restructuring and downsizing activities among its largest operators. Moving forward, industry revenue is expected to continue increasing. The industry will benefit from an expanding global economy and stability in demand from the downstream satellite telecommunications market over the next five years. However, industry revenue is expected to grow at a slower rate over the next five years compared with the previous five-year period. Fortunately, the ongoing demand from businesses and consumers for satellite telecommunications service and repair will stretch satellite network capacity and necessitate some infrastructure upgrades and expansions...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Over the five years to 2017, the Radar and Satellite Operations industry has experienced steady restructuring and downsizing activities among its largest operators. While industry revenue is expected to grow an annualized 7.3% to $8.3 billion over the five years to 2017, demand for new radar and satellite communications infrastructure has waned. The industry experienced a slight reprieve at the start of the five-year period due to renewed purchases of satellite infrastructure for various government and defense purposes; however, satellite infrastructure for media broadcasting did not experience the same recovery. Pricing conditions weakened as downstream satellite telecommunication providers and other telecommunications companies cut costs. To ..

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    Additional Insights for the Radar & Satellite Operations Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Radar & Satellite Operations Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ability to effectively manage debtors
  • Access to secure revenue
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    Industry Products

    What is the Radar & Satellite Operations Industry?

    Industry operators provide specialized satellite telecommunication services such as satellite tracking, telemetry and radar station operation. They also provide terminal stations and facilities connected with terrestrial systems that transmit telecommunications to, and receive telecommunications from, satellite systems. The industry does not provide telecommunication services but works closely with those that do, reflecting high interdependence with the telecommunications sector.

    Industry Products
    Private network services
    Internet access services
    Network leasing & licensing
    Industry Activities
    Communications telemetry, satellite tracking and command (TT&C)
    Radar station operations
    Provision of satellite terminal stations and associated facilities
    Provision of specialized telecommunications applications

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from satellite telecommunications providers
  • Demand from satellite tv providers
  • Government consumption and investment
  • Number of broadband connections
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Private investment in computers and software

  • Current Performance
  • Industry growth slows
  • Maintaining its foothold
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Shooting for the stars
  • Telecommunications subsector
  • Table: Radar & Satellite Operations Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Radar & Satellite Operations Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • VoIP
  • Satellite Telecommunications Providers
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Satellite TV Providers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Navigational Instrument Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Private network services
  • Internet access services
  • Network leasing & licensing
  • Other
  • Chart: Radar & Satellite Operations Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Satellite telecommunications companies
  • Broadcast media companies
  • Government agencies
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Radar & Satellite Operations Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesDepreciationPurchases and additional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Radar & Satellite Operations

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Radar & Satellite Operations Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Intelsat Ltd.
  • Table: Intelsat Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Radar & Satellite Operations Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Radar & Satellite Operations Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Demand from satellite telecommunications providers (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Stands for radio detection and ranging.
  • Satellite
  • A specialized wireless receiver or transmitter that is placed in orbit around the earth.
  • Scada
  • Stands for supervisory control and data acquisition.
  • Telemetry
  • A technology that allows remote measurement and reporting of information.
  • Telemetry, Tracking And Control (Tt&C)
  • The major satellite services provided by operators in this industry.
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