Satellite Communication Market to Hit $99.58B by 2027

(Image credit: Intelsat)

PORTLAND, Ore.—The global satellite communication industry, which had $56.01 billion in revenue in 2019, is expected to show a CAGR of 9.2% from 2020 to 2027 and hit $99.58 billion by 2027, according to a new report from Allied Market Research.

The development of Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous systems, increased in demand for military and defense satellite communication solutions, and the rise in adoption of SATCOM equipment for online streaming services, radio, and TV broadcast will drive the growth of the global satellite communication market, the researchers said. 

High-end technological advancements in satellite missions and the deployment of 5G network through satellites are also projected open up new opportunities for the sector while cyber security threats to satellite communication and interference in satellite data transmission could restrain the growth.

The report found that the outbreak of the pandemic led to steep increase in demand for internet services, which, in turn, accelerated the call for satellite communication.

However, extended lockdowns across the world compelled satellite manufacturing facilities to partially or completely close their operations and delays in the development of innovative satellite communication solutions hurt the market. 

The broadcasting segment contributed to more than two-fifths of the total market share in 2019, and is anticipated to be the largest segment in 2027, due to rise in demand for direct-to-home satellite broadcasting services.  

However, the data communication segment would grow at the fastest CAGR of 10.7% from 2020 to 2027, the researchers predicted.

The services segment of the industry contributed to around two-thirds of the total market revenue in 2019, and is expected to dominate by 2027, due to rising need for high-speed and reliable internet connectivity, the report said. 

The equipment segment, on the other hand, would see faster growth with a CAGR of 9.9% from 2020 to 2027. 

More information on the "Satellite Communication Market by Application (Voice Communication, Broadcasting, and Data Communication), Component (Equipment and Services), and End-Use Industry (Maritime, Aerospace & Defense, Industrial, Government, Transportation & Logistics, Media, and Others): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020–2027,” is available here

George Winslow

George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.