Satellite Transponders Market: Current Analysis and Forecast (2021-2027)


Emphasis on Bandwidth (C Band, Ku Band, Ka Band, K Band, and Others); Service (Leasing, Maintenance and Support, and Others); Application (Commercial Communications, Government Communications, Navigation, Remote Sensing, and Others); and Region and Country







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Satellite Transponders Market
Satellite Transponders Market

The satellite transponders market stood at around USD 19 billion in 2020 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of ~5% during the forecast period. Key factors influencing the growth of the satellite transponders market are the increase in demand for new TV platforms and technologies, growth in Ku band and Ka-band services, and rising demand for high data transfer rates. With the increasing screen-on time of TVs in most developed and developing countries, the demand for new TV platforms and technologies is increasing. Hence, impacting the demand for satellites and transponders. Moreover, the Ku band is generally used for video, data, and voice communications.  Also, the rise in the adoption of the Ka-band frequency has also increased broadly for high-bandwidth broadcast and communication purposes. Therefore, positively impacting the growth of the satellite transponder market.

Insights Presented in the Report

“Amongst bandwidth, C band category held prominent market share in 2020”

Based on bandwidth, the market is divided into C band, Ku band, Ka band, K band, and others. In 2020, the C band bandwidth accounted for a significant share of the global satellite transponders market. Revenue growth of this segment is being driven by increasing implementation of the C band in corporate offices and universities, due to the need for comprehensive and substantial connectivity capacity with a low probability of the connection being broken by unsteady climate and environmental conditions.

“Amongst service, leasing category accounted for a substantial share in the market”

On the basis of service, the market is categorized into leasing, maintenance & support, and others. Among these, leasing held a prominent share in the global satellite transponders market and is expected to witness strong growth-share during the forecast period. With the emergence of the internet across the globe, broadband has become a crucial source of information for each and every individual on this planet. Thus, the telecom industries are actively looking to lease more transponders to provide broadband facilities to the most disconnected places on earth. Additionally, the rising number of internet users and video broadcasting subscribers is also driving the satellite transponders leasing market. Moreover, most private and public media organizations authorized the long-term agreement for extending their transponder lease period because of growth opportunities in the broadcasting market.

“APAC is likely to showcase significant growth during the forecast period”

APAC is expected to have a prominent CAGR during the forecast period. The increasing number of smartphone users in the region due to their affordability is resulting in rising demand for better communication connectivity. Furthermore, due to the rise in demand for DTH service, high definition to replace standard definition offerings, the need for secure communications for military and defense, and the large broadcast industry in the region. This has also forced developing countries like China and India to focus on satellite technologies and invest more in the space and satellite sector. Furthermore, several initiatives taken by governments of different countries in the APAC region to open the space sector to private companies for developing satellites to help them expand their business are increasing investments prominently, which is expected to drive the growth of market revenue.

Some of the major players operating in the market include SES S.A., The Arab Satellite Communications Organization, Eutelsat Communications S.A., Intelsat S.A., Embratel Star One, Thaicom Public Company Limited, Sky Group Limited, Singapore Telecommunications Limited, Telesat Corporation, and Hispasat S.A. among others.

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  • Detailed examination of drivers, restraints, key trends, and opportunities prevailing in the industry
  • The study comprehensively covers the market across different segments
  • Deep dive country-level analysis of the industry


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1.1.Market Definitions 
1.4.Currency used in Report


2.1.Research Process of the Satellite Transponders Market
2.2.Research Methodology of the Satellite Transponders Market
2.3.Forecasting Method    
2.4.Respondent Profile    
2.5.Main Objective of the Satellite Transponders Market Study








7.1.C Band
7.2.Ku Band
7.3.Ka Band
7.4.K Band


8.2.Maintenance & Support
9.1.Commercial Communications
9.2.Government Communications
9.4.Remote Sensing 


10.1.North America Satellite Transponders Market
 10.1.3.Rest of North America 
10.2.Europe Satellite Transponders Market 
 10.2.6.Rest of Europe  
10.3.Asia-Pacific Satellite Transponders Market
 10.3.4.South Korea  
 10.3.5.Rest of Asia-Pacific  
10.4.Rest of World Satellite Transponders Market


11.1.Market Drivers
11.2.Market Challenges
11.3.Impact Analysis








15.1.Demand Side Analysis
15.2.Supply Side Analysis
16.1.Porters Fiver Forces Analysis 
 16.1.1.Bargaining Power of Buyer
 16.1.2.Bargaining Power of Supplier
 16.1.3.Intensity of Rivalry 
 16.1.4.Threats of New Entrant
 16.1.5.Threat of Substitute 
16.2.Company Share Analysis, by Revenue
17.1.SES S.A.    
17.2.The Arab Satellite Communications Organization
17.3.Eutelsat Communications S.A.  
17.4.Intelsat S.A.   
17.5.Embratel Star One   
17.6.Thaicom Public Company Limited 
17.7.Sky Group Limited   
17.8.Singapore Telecommunications Limited 
17.9.Telesat Corporation   
17.10.Hispasat S.A.   


Research Methodology

Research Methodology for Global Satellite Transponders Market Analysis (2019-2027)

Analyzing the historical market, estimating the current market, and forecasting the future market of satellite transponders, three major steps are undertaken to create and analyze its adoption across the globe. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to collect the historical market numbers and estimate the current market size. Secondly, to validate these insights, numerous findings and assumptions were taken into consideration. Moreover, exhaustive primary interviews were also conducted, with industry experts across the value chain of the satellite transponders industry. Post assumption and validation of market numbers through primary interviews, we employed a bottom-up approach to forecast the complete market size. Thereafter, market breakdown and data triangulation methods were adopted to estimate and analyze the market size of segments and sub-segments of the industry pertains to. Detailed methodology is explained below:

Analysis of Historical Market Size

Step 1: In-Depth Study of Secondary Sources:

Detail secondary study was conducted to obtain the historical market size of satellite transponders through company internal sources such as annual reports & financial statements, performance presentations, press releases, etc., and external sources including journals, news & articles, government publications, competitor publications, sector reports, third-party database, and other credible publications.

Step 2: Market Segmentation:

After obtaining the historical market size of the satellite transponders market, we conducted a detailed secondary analysis to gather current market insights and share for different segments & sub-segments for major regions. The major segment is included in the report by bandwidth, service, and application. Further regional and country-level analyses were conducted to evaluate the overall adoption of satellite transponders globally.

Step 3: Factor Analysis:

After acquiring the historical market size of different segments and sub-segments, we conducted a detailed factor analysis to estimate the current market size of satellite transponders. Further, we conducted factor analysis using dependent and independent variables such as the ability to process large amounts of data with speed and digitalization. A thorough analysis was conducted for demand and supply-side scenarios considering an increasing investment, top partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, business expansion, and product launches in the satellite transponders industry.

Current Market Size Estimate & Forecast

Current Market Sizing: Based on actionable insights from the above 3 steps, we arrived at the current market size, key players in the global satellite transponders market, and market shares of each segment. All the required percentage shares split, and market breakdowns were determined using the above-mentioned secondary approach and were verified through primary interviews.

Estimation & Forecasting: For market estimation and forecast, weights were assigned to different factors including drivers & trends, restraints, and opportunities available for the stakeholders. After analyzing these factors, relevant forecasting techniques i.e., the bottom-up approach were applied to arrive at the market forecast to 2027 for different segments and subsegments across the major regions globally. The research methodology adopted to estimate the market size encompasses:

  • The industry’s market size, in terms of value (US$) and the adoption rate of satellite transponders across the major markets
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns of market segments and sub-segments
  • Key players in the satellite transponders market. Also, the growth strategies adopted by these players to compete in the fast-growing market.


Market Size and Share Validation

Primary Research: In-depth interviews were conducted with the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) including Top Level Executives (CXO/VPs, Sales Head, Marketing Head, Operational Head, Regional Head, Country Head, etc.) across major regions. Primary research findings were then summarized, and statistical analysis was performed to prove the stated hypothesis. Inputs from primary research were consolidated with secondary findings, hence turning information into actionable insights.

Split of Primary Participants by Stakeholders and Regions

Satellite Transponders Market
Satellite Transponders Market

Market Engineering

The data triangulation technique was employed to complete the overall market estimation and to arrive at precise statistical numbers for each segment and sub-segment of the global satellite transponders market. Data was split into several segments & sub-segments post studying various parameters and trends in the area of bandwidth, service, and application.

The main objective of the Satellite Transponders market study

The current & future market trends of global satellite transponders were pinpointed in the study. Investors can gain strategic insights to base their discretion for investments on the qualitative and quantitative analysis performed in the study. Current and future market trends would determine the overall attractiveness of the market at a country level, providing a platform for the industrial participant to exploit the untapped market to benefit as a first-mover advantage. Other quantitative goals of the studies include:

  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of satellite transponders in terms of value (US$). Also, analyze the current and forecast market size of different segments and sub-segments
  • Segment in the study include the area of bandwidth, service, and application
  • Defined analysis of the regulatory framework for the satellite transponders industry
  • Analyze the value chain involved with the presence of various intermediaries, along with analyzing customer and competitor behaviors of the industry
  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of satellite transponders for the major countries
  • Major regions/countries analyzed in the report include North America (US, Canada, Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), and Rest of World
  • Company profiles of the satellite transponders market players and the growth strategies adopted by them to sustain in the growing market
  • Deep dive country-level analysis of the industry

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