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New Euroconsult Report Announces 8% Growth in Satellite Market Revenues, Reaching $8.2 Billion

Saturday, December 01, 2007  
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Euroconsult’s recently published report "World Satellite Communications & Broadcasting Markets Survey, Market Forecasts to 2016,” finds that growth in the fixed satellite market continues at a healthy pace, driven largely by digital entertainment and, more specifically, emerging digital markets. Accelerated deployments of corporate networks, significant needs for military communications and the takeoff of broadband access also contributed to growth.

According to the report, now in its 14th edition, the fixed satellite sector grew in terms of both transponder demand (+5%) and overall revenues (+8%) with emerging satellite markets playing an important role in this development. The Euroconsult report, which breaks the world down into twelve regions, indicates growth in transponder demand in seven of the twelve regions stood higher than 6%, with growth rates higher than 9% reported, for example, in Russia & Central Asia (+19%), Oceania & Pacific (+13%), the Middle East & North Africa (+9%) and Sub Saharan Africa (+9%).

Furthermore, transponder shortages are beginning to appear in certain regions such as Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Euroconsult explains these shortages by pointing out that while there has been sustained growth in transponder demand, supply has only increased modestly due to a tighter control of capital expenditure by leading satellite operators and to several satellite launch failures.

At the same time, Euroconsult points out that despite steady increases in transponder demand, other emerging satellite markets (Latin America, parts of Asia) still have a certain level of oversupply due to large increases in transponder supply since 2000. In addition, transponder demand for TV broadcasting, especially in the Middle East, North Africa regions and in Europe, has grown steadily compensating for the decline in number of transponders used for analogue broadcasting. Military communications is also currently a key source of transponder demand in the Middle East and North Africa regions, with a CAGR of approximate 43% over the last few years.

The report can be purchased from the Euroconsult website at or by contacting Zakia Schou at

Euroconsult is the leading international research and analyst firm specialized in satellite applications, communications, and digital broadcasting. Euroconsult develops comprehensive research reports and forecasts; provides strategic consulting and analysis; produces world summits; and offers customized training. With 25 years of experience and more than 350 satellite-related consulting assignments, Euroconsult is a worldwide reference. Euroconsult has over 560 clients in 51 countries, including leaders throughout the satellite value chain: satellite operators and service providers; satellite manufacturers and launch service providers; equipment providers and integrators; space institutions; media and broadcasting companies; and banks and investors.

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