Global Satellite Transponder Market: Overview
The satellite transponders are part of the payload of a satellite. They are mainly used for transmitting and receiving the uplinked signals. Approximately 15 to 30 transponders can be found in a single satellite. The signals that are transmitted by the satellites to the earth are of very low power level owing to the huge difference in the distance between the satellite and the transmitter. The configuration of the transponders is made at different frequency ranges so that the low power signals that are received can be amplified. The transponders also consist of high power amplifiers to perform the function of amplification. The amplified signals are transmitted by the satellite back to the earth.
Global Satellite Transponder Market: Segmentation
The global satellite transponder market is segmented into bandwidth, service, application and region. On the basis of the bandwidth, the global market is segregated into Ku Band, K Band, C Band, Ka Band and others. Based on the service, the market is categorized into maintenance & support, leasing and others. On the basis of application, the market is divided into commercial communications, navigation, R&D, government communications, remote sensing, and others. Regionally, the market is diversified into regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East and Africa.
Global Satellite Transponder Market: Growth Factors
There has been an increase in the growth of the new subscribers for the Ku-band frequencies thus increasing the demand for the satellite transponders. The Ku-band is the most favorable band as it is mainly utilized for video, data and voice communications. Moreover, the adoption of the Ka-band frequency has also increased considerably for communication and high-bandwidth broadcasting purposes thus positively impacting the market growth for satellite transponders. The other factor that is contributing to the market growth is the subscriber upgrades. The various application sectors where the satellite transponders are used include machine to machine (M2M), maritime broadband and in-flight communications. These sectors have been growing rapidly which in turn is positively impacting the satellite transponders market.
Global Satellite Transponder Market: Regional Analysis
The region that is dominating the satellite transponder market is North America. This advancement in the market is owing to the early technological up gradation made in the satellite transponder technology. North American C-band video services segment is the major supplier for the commercial satellite transponder rental services. The evolving markets such as OTT TV services and 4K-UHD will drive the Ka-band transponders market. Other regions such as Asia Pacific and Europe are also contributing a good share in the satellite transponder market.
Global Satellite Transponder Market: Competitive Players
The key market players in the satellite transponder market include Arianespace SA, Thales Alenia Space, Airbus Group SE, Lockheed Martin, Loral Space and Communications, Inc., Eutelsat S.A., Intelsat S.A., Boeing Company, Orbital ATK, Inc., INVAP S.E. among others.
Global Satellite Transponder Market: Regional Segment Analysis
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