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March 17th, 2009

New NSR Report Covers Ground Segment Equipment Trends and Markets

NSR has released its newest market intelligence and forecast report: Advanced Satellite Coding and Modulation, 2nd Edition.

NSR Adv. Sat Coding report graphic The report examines market and technology trends for the use of DVB-S2, MPEG-4, and non-standard advanced technology and provides regional implementation schedules for ground-segment equipment used in satellite-delivered applications. The report concludes that the market for advanced equipment will continue to experience healthy demand driven by application-specific factors under both new system deployments and migration scenarios. NSR projects global shipments of 142 million advanced units for end/receive sites and teleports between 2009 and 2014. Equipment manufacturers are expected to achieve revenues of over $18 billion for the sale of these units that include MPEG-4 DTH set top boxes (STBs) and Digital Video Recorders (DVR), DVB-S2 modulators and IP receivers, MPEG-4 video encoders, advanced satellite broadband terminals with Adaptive Code Modulation (ACM), SCPC carrier-canceller and LDPC modem options, video edge processors, and integrated receiver-decoders (IRDs). The study indicates that implementation schedules will be tightly associated with a range of factors that affect deployments on a regional, application and equipment-type basis.

Advanced Satellite Coding and Modulation, 2nd Edition is a multi-client report now available — NSR analyzed the most relevant applications for the use of standard and proprietary advanced equipment in a satellite-delivered context. The applications analyzed by NSR include direct-to-home (DTH) and satellite Free-to-Air (FTA); satellite broadband and IP trunking; video distribution and contribution; LDPC-coded SCPC carrier-overlapping; IP trunking; “Headend in the Sky” (HITS); and digital media distribution applications. This second edition of NSR's comprehensive study on the advanced coding and modulation market has expanded in scope and depth, with more granularity in equipment forecasts for both end-side and teleport-side equipment, as well as the addition of categories not covered in the 1st edition. This report is the result of extensive research, development of application-specific "bottom-up" forecast models and interviews with industry-leading hardware suppliers and service providers in the sectors of DTH, video broadcast, satellite broadband, IP trunking, SCPC and digital media distribution. For additional information on this report, including a full table of contents, list of exhibits and executive summary.