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November 4th, 2014

MarketsandMarkets: Mobile Satellite Services Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2014 - 2019)

[SatNews] MarketsandMarkets has released a report focusing on Mobile Satellite Services by video, voice, data, tracking and monitoring services, and by land mobile, maritime and aeronautical access types.

The following summary and overview details the full report’s contents:

Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) deliver essential two-way communication services to mobile workers in distant locations where no other form of communication is available.

MSS is a vital area for the satellite communication industry. This technological segment is currently garnering a lot of attention from major satellite operators such as Ericsson, Solaris Mobile, and Eutelsat, to name a few. MSS has the potential to bring in huge improvements to satellite communications, as these services are provided by a satellite system which communicates with portable terminals on the ground, attached either on a ship or vehicle. MSS promises to bring in improved voice and data clarity for enabling enhanced user experience.

As Mobile Satellite Services has evolved to be more accessible in commercial and personal communications, it has now become imperative to understand the full potential of this technology, and how it can considerably improve the day-to-day communication-related experiences. The improved frequency spectrum and the indispensable requirement in key potential markets have created an opportunity to take the power of MSS to the next level.

Mobile Satellite Services delivers video, voice, data, and tracking and monitoring services that are ideal for oil and gas, media and entertainment, mining, military and defense, aviation, and transportation verticals. Although MSS is a mobile-to-mobile feature, it offers voice and data services with a comprehensive coverage of remote locations in the world such as in deserts, in-flight, or when at sea.

These services implement communications and network interconnections through satellites between mobile terminals. Moreover, MSS is available to maritime users and land users present at any location that require long distance transportable telephony and immediate infrastructure setup. These services are often communicated over satellite phones that are linked to orbiting satellites instead of terrestrial locations. Depending upon the design of the MSS system, the satellite coverage may comprise the entire globe or only a particular region.

The Mobile Satellite Services market is fast gaining traction which is evident from the acquisitions of Global Trak by ORBCOMM, Hughes by EchoStar, Solaris Mobile by Echo Star, and NetNearU Corporation by ViaSat. Key players such as Ericsson, GlobalStar, Inmarsat, Iridium Communications, ORBCOMM, Echo Star, Intelsat, SingTel, Via Sat, and Telstra offer voice and data services to the end consumers. There are many smaller players such as Ultisat, Hughes, Rig Net, and Light Squared that offer MSS voice and data services at a relatively low cost.

Mobile Satellite Services is estimated to fill the breaches in wireless voice telephony and complement present terrestrial wireless or Public Switched Network (PSN) services, whereas the others compete directly with the existing terrestrial services. MSS services will include voice, low-speed data, fax, paging, high-speed data, and broadcast.

Mobile Satellite Services has taken longer to propagate, mainly due to the lack of connectivity with the devices and network systems. The satellite is a discreet technology that is often unnoticed, particularly in policy making. In order to allow an improved integration in the communications ecosystem, satellites should be more visible and secured.

MarketsandMarkets expects the total Mobile Satellite Services market to grow from $3.45 billion in 2014 to $5.62 billion by 2019 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of10.2% during the forecast period.

This report analyzes global adoption trends, future growth potential, key drivers, restraints, opportunities, burning issues, and best practices in the Mobile Satellite Services market. The report also examines growth potential market sizes and revenue forecasts across different regions as well as industry verticals.

The report forecasts the market sizes and trends for Mobile Satellite Services in the following sub-markets:

On the basis of service:

  • Video services
  • Voice services
  • Data services
  • Tracking and monitoring services


On the basis of access type:

  • Land mobile
  • Maritime
  • Aeronautical


On the basis of industry vertical:

  • Oil and gas
  • Media and entertainment
  • Mining
  • Military and defense
  • Aviation
  • Transportation
  • Others


On the basis of region:

  • North America (NA)
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
  • Latin America (LATAM)


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