The global satellite transponder market was worth US$ 19 Billion in 2019. A satellite transponder is a wireless communication device that is connected to a satellite for receiving and transmitting radio signals. Upon receiving the signal, it broadcasts it at varying frequencies that assists in the functioning of various identification, location and navigation systems such as GPS. Also, it selects different frequency values for both downlink and uplink to prevent the interference between signals. For instance, the Radio-Frequency Identification Device (RFID) transmits a coded signal upon receiving a request from a control point. The transponder output signal is tracked, and its position is continuously monitored. In addition, the input (receiver) and output (transmitter) frequencies are pre-assigned through which the device can operate over distances of thousands of miles.
The increasing demand for High Definition Television (HDTV) sets and expansion in the Ku band applications are the key factors driving the growth of the market. The growing demand for new television platforms and rising number of video broadcasting subscribers have led the service providers to utilize satellite transponders to provide end-to-end HD video transmission. Furthermore, increasing adoption rates of Ku band frequencies for data, video and voice communications have positively impacted the market growth. The Ku band utilizes satellite transponders for high-bandwidth broadcasting and communication to the subscribers. Ku-band transponders are also used extensively for various Very-Small-Aperture Terminals (VSAT), mobile backhaul (MBH) and aeronautical applications. Additionally, the widespread implementation of the device in maritime broadband, in-flight and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications has further favored the market growth. For instance, the Automatic Identification System (AIS) used in ships utilizes transponders to communicate and supplement marine radar. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global satellite transponder market to exhibit moderate growth during the next five years.
The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being SES, Arabsat, Eutelsat, Intelsat, Star One, Thaicom, SKY, Perfect JSAT Corporation, Hispasat, Singtel, Telesat, etc.
Key Questions Answered in This Report:
The global satellite transponder market was worth around US$ 19 Billion in 2019.
According to the estimates by IMARC Group, the global satellite transponder market will exhibit moderate growth during the next five years.
Rapid urbanization, along with improving living standards, is escalating the demand for high definition television (HDTV) sets, which represents one of the key factors spurring the market growth.
The widespread adoption of satellite transponders in maritime broadband, in-flight and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, in confluence with the escalating demand for end-to-end HD video transmission services, is one of the major trends in the market.
Lockdowns imposed by governments of several counties, on account of the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), are increasing the demand for satellite transponders to successfully adopt remote working models and allow the transmission of critical information across various organizations. This is creating a positive outlook for the market.
Based on the bandwidth, the market has been categorized into C-, KU-, KA-, K- and other bands.
The market has been classified on the basis of the service into leasing, maintenance and support, and others.
On the basis of the application, the market has been segregated into commercial communications, government communications, navigation, remote sensing, research and development (R&D), and others.
Region-wise, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa.
Leading industry players are SES S.A., Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat), Eutelsat S.A., Intelsat Corporation, Embratel Star One (Claro SA), Thaicom Public Company Limited, Sky Satellite LLC, SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, HISPASAT S.A., Singtel Group and Telesat.
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