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This market research study identifies GILAT SATELLITE NETWORKS, Harris CapRock, Hughes Network, Inmarsat, Iridium, and VT iDirect as some of the leading players in the global satellite broadband communication in public safety market. A competitive analysis of this market is also presented by end user (public health organizations, emergency relief centers, and law enforcement agencies), frequency band (HTS, KU, and C band), and geography (Americas, APAC, and EMEA).
Overview of the satellite broadband communication in public safety market
According to the market research analysts at Technavio, the global satellite broadband communication in public safety market will witness tremendous growth and will post a staggering CAGR of more than 9% over the forecast period. Governments across the globe are taking initiatives to increase the overall penetration of the Internet and voice-based services, which is one of the primary factors driving this market’s growth. Moreover, several government organizations are also mandating cellular operators to incorporate the universal service obligation, which enables them to take advantage of the low cost and faster rollout of VSAT services, thereby empowering rural customers to use VSAT communications. In certain challending geographical locations, it becomes very difficult for the terrestrial vendors to provide to provide services because of the absence of infrastructure or the high cost involved in developing the infrastructure. Under such circumstances, government organizations are adoptingVSAT services to provide communication in remote areas. Also, government organizations implemented e-governance projects, such as internet access to primary schools and educational institutes in rural areas, community centers, and rural businesses using VSAT technology, leading to this market’s growth over the estimated period.
In terms of geography, the Americas dominated the market and is likely to reach over USD 914 million by 2020. Some of the major factors contributing to this market’s growth in the region is the increase in public awareness and presence of public safety technologies in North America. Moreover, there is increased penetration of mobile broadband in North America and satellite communication helps in storm and hurricane disaster management, volcano monitoring, vegetation identification, and historical monument inspection, which are highly critical in these regions. Furthermore, the presence of several players in the market has led to technological innovation, which will significantly reduce the response time and make the disaster recovery process quick and reliable.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The competition in the global satellite broadband communication in public safety market is moderate owing to the high initial investment required for new vendors entering the market. The vendors compete on the basis of innovation, performance, product features, quality, and technology and any advancement in a particular technology could make existing products obsolete. Therefore, to remain competitive in the market, vendors not only have to develop technologically but also have to follow emerging technologies that could have an impact on their product lines.
Key vendors in this market are -
• GILAT SATELLITE NETWORKS
• Harris CapRock Communications
• Hughes Network Systems
• Iridium Communications
• VT iDirect
Other prominent vendors in the market include Cambium Networks, EchoStar, Ligado Networks (LightSquared), Thrane and Thrane, Globalstar, Intelsat General, Singtel, Telstra, Thuraya, and ViaSat.
Segmentation by end user and analysis of the satellite broadband communication in public safety market
• Public health organizations
• Emergency relief centers
• Law enforcement agencies
The law enforcement agencies segment was the highest revenue contributor in the market and is expected to reach over USD 1 billion by 2020. The growth of this segment is attributed to the increasing adoption of satellite services by police departments in developing nations. Since broadband ensures faster transmission of data and enhances interoperability between public safety departments, police, fire, and other public safety agencies are using satellite broadband services to improve their communication to enable faster and effective emergency responses.
Segmentation by frequency band and analysis of the satellite broadband communication in public safety market
• C band
• Ku band
During 2015, the C band segment dominated the market and is likely to reach close to USD 573 million by 2020. This segment is experiencing rapid growth due to the increasing deployment of the technology in cargo vessels. As VSAT provides satellite services at a lower cost, telecom operators and ISPs prefer to deploy VSAT networks instead of terrestrial networks. Furthermore, increasing demand for space-based connectivity in applications such as military, control unmanned aircraft, satellite TV, and internet services in Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia will boost this segment’s growth over the next four years.
Key questions answered in the report include
• What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
• What are the key factors driving the global satellite broadband communication in public safety market?
• What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global satellite broadband communication in public safety market?
• What are the challenges to market growth?
• Who are the key vendors in the global satellite broadband communication in public safety market?
• What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global satellite broadband communication in public safety market?
• What are the trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA?
• What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global satellite broadband communication in public safety market?