The space industry seems confident in the future of the sector, especially according to manufacturers' forecasts, which show that about 20 telecommunications satellite orders per year are anticipated until 2020.
This study aims to analyse the growth potential of three market segments that seem particularly promising sources of innovation and growth: UHDTV, inflight broadband Internet connectivity and inflight mobile communications.
For each of these market segments, the report seeks an understanding of what trade-offs exist in terms of range of services, player strategies, business models and technology solutions.
The expected impact of these market segments on the space industry is also evaluated and illustrated as market forecasts for 2020.
This study aims to answer the following questions in particular:
â¢ Will Ultra HD drive the future of satellite TV broadcasting?
â¢ Will LEO constellation projects bear fruit and will they revolutionise the broadband satellite market?
â¢ Does the inflight connectivity market represent a real growth driver for satellite or is it to suffer from competition from terrestrial solutions, particularly LTE?