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Satellite Capacity Pricing Index, 2nd Edition (Q4 2016)

Published: October 2016

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NSR’s Satellite Capacity Pricing Index, 2nd Edition (Q4 2016) addresses the critical question: how much does satellite capacity really cost? With detailed pricing information gathered from both global and regional satellite operators, as well as Service Providers, NSR’s Satellite Capacity Pricing Index, 2nd Edition (Q4 2016) offers a comprehensive & unbiased understanding of why satellite capacity pricing is evolving as it is, and where it may go in the future.

The satellite industry is in a period of rapid transition, with business models, value chains, and technological innovation all being turned on their heads due to an onslaught of capacity from players new and old. At the center of this transition is the evolution satellite capacity pricing, with this having a direct impact on top-line revenues and bottom-line margins for all players in the satellite ecosystem. NSR’s Satellite Capacity Pricing Index, 2nd Edition (Q4 2016) provides a thorough analysis of not only the actual price of satellite capacity by region, application, and frequency band, but also the factors influencing price, and answers such questions as:

  • What is the price of satellite capacity on an Mbps and MHz basis in all regions, applications and bands?
  • What difference can be expected between the “rate card” price, and the price paid by anchor customers in mobility, DTH, and other verticals?
  • In what regions has HTS had the most dramatic impact, and in what regions will this impact be most felt moving forward?
  • Which regions have seen pricing distortions due to unconventional bulk leasing patterns or other recent developments? How have large contracts impacted pricing in unusual ways?
  • How does the spectrum of pricing differ regionally and by frequency band?
  • How has pricing evolved over the past 5 years, and how has it evolved as compared to NSR’s Q1 2016 study?

NSR’s Satellite Capacity Pricing Index, 2nd Edition (Q4 2016) combines pricing inputs from regional operators, Big Four operators, and Service Providers, to provide an even more balanced and well-rounded view of pricing within the industry. Expanding on NSR’s Q1 2016 edition of this study, this most recent edition likewise provides “ranges” of pricing, with real-world rate card pricing, coupled with estimated pricing for major anchor clients and other large customers that would generally pay less in exchange for long-term commitments for large amounts of capacity. 

The Satellite Capacity Pricing Index, 2nd Edition (Q4 2016) builds on a foundation of industry leading capacity pricing research from NSR. At its core, the pricing index aims to serve as a guide to the relevant issues facing the satellite industry from a pricing perspective today. This included inputs from a number of NSR reports, including, but not limited to Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, Satellite Operator Financial Analysis, and more. NSR investigates key factors that have influenced the pricing dynamics of the satellite telecom industry historically, and factors that will influence these pricing dynamics moving forward. By examining “million dollar questions” such as elasticity of demand and total cost of ownership, NSR’s SCPI, 2nd Edition delves into the drivers of satellite capacity pricing today and moving forward.

Primary Questions Addressed in This Report Include:

  • What is the current rate card price for satellite capacity by region, frequency band and application, and how does this differ from discounted prices being paid by major customers signing long-term deals?
  • What is the pricing range for actual capacity leases, discounted against the rate card?
  • To what extent has pricing fallen (or in some instances, risen) over the past 9 months since NSR’s most recent pricing index?
  • Which operators are most/least insulated from pricing pressures based on their core markets?
  • Which operators are most capable of adjusting to lower prices due to having pre-emptively launched significant quantities of GEO-HTS capacity?
  • How will the major factors that influence pricing evolve moving forward, by both region and application? 

Executive Summary
  -  Introduction
  -  Scope & Segmentation
  -  Global Spot Pricing by Region & Forward Trend, Q4 2016
  -  Executive Summary

1. Historical Pricing Analysis, 2010-2015
  -  Introduction
  -  Historical Pricing Index, Broadcast
  -  Historical Pricing Index, Data
  -  Historical Pricing Index, Mobility
  -  North America Traditional FSS Historical Pricing Analysis
  -  Latin America Traditional FSS Historical Pricing Analysis
  -  Western Europe Traditional FSS Historical Pricing Analysis
  -  Central & Eastern Europe Traditional FSS Historical Pricing Analysis
  -  Middle East & Africa Traditional FSS Historical Pricing Analysis
  -  Asia-Pacific Traditional FSS Historical Pricing Analysis
  -  GEO-HTS Historical Pricing Analysis
  -  Historical Pricing Analysis Bottom Line

2. 2016 Spot Pricing Analysis
  -  Introduction
  -  2016 Spot Pricing Index
  -  North America Traditional FSS 2016 Spot Pricing Analysis
  -  North America GEO-HTS 2016 Spot Pricing Analysis
  -  North America Q1-Q4 2016 Summary
  -  Latin America Traditional FSS 2016 Spot Pricing Analysis
  -  Latin America GEO-HTS 2016 Spot Pricing Analysis
  -  Latin America Q1-Q4 2016 Summary
  -  Western Europe Traditional FSS 2016 Spot Pricing Analysis
  -  Western Europe GEO-HTS 2016 Spot Pricing Analysis
  -  Western Europe Q1-Q4 2016 Summary
  -  Central & Eastern Europe Traditional FSS 2016 Spot Pricing Analysis
  -  Central & Eastern Europe GEO-HTS 2016 Spot Pricing Analysis
  -  Central & Eastern Europe Q1-Q4 2016 Summary
  -  Middle East & Africa Traditional FSS 2016 Spot Pricing Analysis
  -  Middle East & Africa GEO-HTS 2016 Spot Pricing Analysis
  -  Middle East & Africa Q1-Q4 2016 Summary
  -  Asia-Pacific Traditional FSS 2016 Spot Pricing Analysis
  -  Asia-Pacific GEO-HTS 2016 Spot Pricing Analysis
  -  Asia-Pacific Q1-Q4 2016 Summary
  -  Bottom Line

3. Customer Composition Analysis
  -  Global Customer Composition Overview
  -  North America Customer Composition Overview
  -  Latin America Customer Composition Overview
  -  Western Europe Customer Composition Overview
  -  Central & Eastern Europe Customer Composition Overview
  -  Middle East & Africa Customer Composition Overview
  -  Asia-Pacific Customer Composition Overview

List of Exhibits

1.1. Video Broadcast Spot Prices by Region, 2010-Q1 2016
1.2. Data Spot Prices by Region, 2010- Q1 2016
1.3. Mobility Spot Prices by Region, 2010- Q1 2016
1.4. North America C-band Spot Prices per MHz per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.5. North America Ku-band Spot Prices per MHz per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.6. Latin America C-band Spot Prices per MHz per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.7. Latin America Ku-band Spot Prices per MHz per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.8. Western Europe C-band Spot Prices per MHz per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.9. Western Europe Ku-band Spot Prices per MHz per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.10. Central & Eastern Europe C-band Spot Prices per MHz per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.11. Central & Eastern Europe Ku-band Spot Prices per MHz per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.12. Middle East & Africa C-band Spot Prices per MHz per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.13. Middle East & Africa Ku-band Spot Prices per MHz per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.14. Asia-Pacific C-band Spot Prices per MHz per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.15. Asia-Pacific Ku-band Spot Prices per MHz per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.16. North America GEO-HTS Prices per Mbps per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.17. Latin America GEO-HTS Prices per Mbps per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.18. Western Europe GEO-HTS Prices per Mbps per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.19. Central & Europe GEO-HTS Prices per Mbps per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.20. Middle East & Africa GEO-HTS Prices per Mbps per Month, 2010- Q1 2016
1.21. Asia-Pacific GEO-HTS Prices per Mbps per Month, 2010- Q1 2016

2.1. Global Spot Pricing by Region, 2016
2.2. North America Traditional FSS Spot Pricing per MHz per Month, Q4 2016
2.3. North America GEO-HTS Spot Pricing per Mbps per Month, Q4 2016
2.4. Latin America Traditional FSS Spot Pricing per MHz per Month, Q4 2016
2.5. Latin America GEO-HTS Spot Pricing per Mbps per Month, Q4 2016
2.6. Western Europe Traditional FSS Spot Pricing per MHz per Month, Q4 2016
2.7. Western Europe GEO-HTS Spot Pricing per Mbps per Month, Q4 2016
2.8. Central & Eastern Europe Traditional FSS Spot Pricing per MHz per Month, Q4 2016
2.9. Central & Eastern Europe GEO-HTS Spot Pricing per Mbps per Month, Q4 2016
2.10. Middle East & Africa Traditional FSS Spot Pricing per MHz per Month, Q4 2016
2.11. Middle East & Africa GEO-HTS Spot Pricing per Mbps per Month, Q4 2016
2.12. Asia-Pacific Traditional FSS Spot Pricing per MHz per Month, Q4 2016
2.13. Asia-Pacific GEO-HTS Spot Pricing per Mbps per Month, Q4 2016
2.14. Global Traditional FSS Spot Pricing per MHz per Month, Q4 2016
2.15. Global GEO-HTS Spot Pricing per Mbps per Month, Q4 2016