1    Introduction

1.1  Scope of this report

1.2  Methodology

1.3  Basic Scenario Assumptions
1.3.1    Scenario I – Today’s Steady-State Markets
1.3.2    Scenario II – Growth by Disruptive ‘SmallSats’, and Launch Technology

1.4  Who is This Report For?
1.4.1    Business Leaders & Business Developers
1.4.2    Spacecraft Manufacturers
1.4.3    Payload Manufacturers
1.4.4    Ground Segment Manufacturers
1.4.5    Launch System Operators and Modernizers
1.4.6    Government Policy Setters

1.5  Language Disclaimer and Further Information

2    Executive Summary

2.1  SATCOM – A Reality Check
2.1.1    Insatiable Demand for Internet Bandwidth
2.1.2    Space-based Communication Advantages
2.1.3    Space-based Communication Disadvantages

2.2  Major Findings

2.3  Major Conclusions

2.4  Data Transmission Demand

2.5  Important Tables and Graphs
2.5.1    Scenario I Satellite Communication Consolidated Market Forecast by Region
2.5.2    Scenario II Satellite Communication Consolidated Market Forecast by Region
2.5.3    Scenario I vs. II Satellite Communication Market Forecast Comparison

2.6  Brief Review of Long-Range Communication
2.6.1    Line-of-Sight Communications Geometry
2.6.2    Technologies Summary.

3    Current and Near Future Technologies

3.1  Satellite Communications
3.1.1    Atmospheric Absorption
3.1.2    Basic Radio Communications
3.1.3    Example of implementation
3.1.4    Drivers
3.1.5    Inhibitors

3.2  Laser SatCom Communications
3.2.1    State of Technology
3.2.2    Example of implementation
3.2.3    Drivers
3.2.4    Inhibitors

3.3  Terrestrial-Based Fiber Optics
3.3.1    Terrestrial Fiber Optic Context
3.3.2    State of Fiber Optic Technology
3.3.3    American Fiber Optic Network Example
3.3.4    Primary Fiber Optic Cable Uses
3.3.5    Drivers
3.3.6    Inhibitors

3.4  Nanosatellites
3.4.1    Overview
3.4.2    Established Nanosatellite Technologies
3.4.3    Near Future Nanosatellite Technologies
3.4.4    Long Term Nanosatellite Technologies
3.4.5    Low Cost, Light Weight Rockets
3.4.6    Advanced Materials
3.4.7    Thin Film Photovoltaics
3.4.8    Batteries
3.4.9    Ion Propulsion
3.4.10 RF and Laser Communications
3.4.11 Advanced Computational Micro-Electronics
3.4.12 Orbital Mesh Networks
3.4.13 Drivers
3.4.14 Inhibitors

4    Satellite Services/Technologies

4.1  Fixed Satellite Services (FSS)

4.2  Mobile Satellite Services

4.3  Competitive Vendor Landscape

4.4  Very Small Aperture Antenna Terminal – Sea

4.5  Very Small Aperture Antenna Terminal – Terrestrial

4.6  C-Band

4.7  Ka Band

4.8  Ku Band

5    Satellite Communication Market Forecasts by Technology

5.1  Future Technology

5.2  Future Market Drivers

5.3  Future Market Inhibitors

5.4  Satellite Communication Consolidated Market Forecasts
5.4.1    Scenario I Satellite Communication Consolidated Market Forecast by Region
5.4.2    Scenario II Satellite Communication Consolidated Market Forecast by Region
5.4.3    Scenario I vs. II Satellite Communication Market Forecast Comparison

5.5  Mobile Video Market Forecast
5.5.1    Scenario I Mobile Video Market Forecast by Region
5.5.2    Scenario II Mobile Video Market Forecast by Region
5.5.3    Scenario I vs. II Mobile Video Market Forecast Comparison

5.6  Mobile Data Market Forecast (non-video)
5.6.1    Scenario I Mobile Data Market Forecast by Region
5.6.2    Scenario II Mobile Data Market Forecast by Region
5.6.3    Scenario I vs. II Mobile Data Market Forecast Comparison

5.7  Laser Fiber Optic Communications Market Forecast
5.7.1    Scenario I Laser Fiber Optic Communications Market Forecast by Region
5.7.2    Scenario II Laser Fiber Optic Communications Market Forecast by Region
5.7.3    Scenario I vs. II Laser Fiber Optic Communications Market Forecast Comparison

5.8  Fixed Video Services Market Forecast
5.8.1    Scenario I Fixed Video Services Market Forecast by Region
5.8.2    Scenario II Fixed Video Services Market Forecast by Region
5.8.3    Scenario I vs. II Fixed Video Services Market Forecast Comparison

5.9  Microsats/Nanosatellites Market Forecast
5.9.1    Scenario I Microsats/Nanosatellites Market Forecast by Region
5.9.2    Scenario II Microsats/Nanosatellites Market Forecast by Region
5.9.3    Scenario I vs. II Microsats/Nanosatellites Market Forecast Comparison

5.10  Tracking and Monitoring (MSS) Market Forecast
5.10.1 Scenario I Tracking and Monitoring (MSS) Market Forecast by Region
5.10.2 Scenario II Tracking and Monitoring (MSS) Market Forecast by Region
5.10.3 Scenario I vs. II Tracking and Monitoring (MSS) Market Forecast Comparison

6    Satellite Communication Market Forecasts by Region

6.1  Global Market
6.1.1    Scenario I Global Satellite Communication Market Forecast by Technology
6.1.2    Scenario II Global Satellite Communication Market Forecast by Technology6
6.1.3   Scenario I vs. Scenario II Global Satellite Communication Market Forecast Comparison

6.2  Africa
6.2.1    Scenario I African Satellite Communication Market Forecast by Technology
6.2.2    Scenario II African Satellite Communication Market Forecast by Technology
6.2.3   cenario I vs. Scenario II African Satellite Communication Market Forecast Comparison

6.3  Asia/Pacific
6.3.1    Scenario I Asian Satellite Communication Market Forecast by Technology
6.3.2    Scenario II Asian Satellite Communication Market Forecast by Technology
6.3.3   Scenario I vs. Scenario II Asian Satellite Communication Market Forecast Comparison

6.4  Europe
6.4.1    Scenario I European Satellite Communication Market Forecast by Technology
6.4.2    Scenario II European Satellite Communication Market Forecast by Technology
6.4.3    Scenario I vs. Scenario II European Satellite Communication Market Forecast Comparison

6.5  North America
6.5.1    Scenario I North American Satellite Communication Market Forecast by Technology
6.5.2    Scenario II North American Satellite Communication Market Forecast by Technology
6.5.3    Scenario I vs. Scenario II North American Satellite Communication Market Forecast Comparison

6.6  South America
6.6.1    Scenario I South American Satellite Communication Market Forecast by Technology
6.6.2    Scenario II South American Satellite Communication Market Forecast by Technology
6.6.3    Scenario I vs. Scenario II South American Satellite Communication Market Forecast Comparison

7    Business Opportunities

7.1  Developing World Mobile Services

7.2  Improving Mobile Broadband Speeds

7.3  Laser Communications

8    About Market Forecast

8.1  General

8.2  Contact us

8.3  Disclaimer

8.4  License information
8.4.1    1-User PDF License
8.4.2    5-User PDF License
8.4.3    Site PDF License
8.4.4    Enterprise PDF License

9    Appendices

9.1  Glossary

9.2  Microsat Vendors/Products

9.3  Communication Satellites and Operating Frequencies