Global Very Small Aperture Terminal Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Sep 2016
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This market research identifies Gilat Satellite Networks, Harris CapRock, Hughes Network Systems, Inmarsat, KVH Industries, ViaSat, and VT iDirect as some of the leading vendors in the global VSAT market. A competitive analysis of this market is also presented by category (services and products), application (enterprise VSAT and maritime VSAT), and by geography (Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Overview of the VSAT market

Extensive research carried out by the analysts at Technavio has shown that the global very small aperture terminal (VSAT) market is expected to witness fast-paced growth and will post an impressive CAGR of more than 9% over the forecast period. The increasing demand for technologically advanced satellite imagery is one of the primary factors driving this market’s growth. High-resolution digital satellite aerial imagery is becoming increasing popular among city planners, developers, and engineers as the information from derived from these images along with GIS mapping is used for analysis, strategic planning, and evaluation in engineering and urban planning. Moreover, images provided by satellite offer valuable data and information, which are used by government organizations across different sectors including defence, oil and natural gas, mining, meteorology, and agriculture. Furthermore, with advancements in technology and introduction of image-enhancing equipment and remote-sensing technology, the quality of satellite-based EO images has significantly enhanced, leading to their increased adoption.

One of the recent trends spurring this market’s growth prospects is the increasing use of satellite services for cross-vertical applications like telemedicine. With the growing demand for healthcare facilities and advancements in technology, telemedicine is gaining significant traction in the market. It includes a variety of applications and services using two-way communication via video, email, and other forms. The services include primary care and specialist referral, medical education, and remote patient monitoring. With the help of VSAT, doctors can easily serve distant customers by giving them world-class solutions. Also, the usage of Ka-band for communication purposes among enterprises, defense, and military organizations has increased considerably over the past few years. Ka-band offers more available spectrum, which leads to higher capacity, thereby helping in serving many simultaneous users efficiently. Due to the several benefits offered by Ka-band, most of the VSAT antenna manufacturers are manufacturing Ka-band antennas.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global VSAT market is highly competitive owing to the presence of several well-established vendors such as Harris CapRock, and ViaSat competing on the cost of satellites, technological advancements, lightweight platforms, reliability, and market share. It is imperative for the vendors to optimize their product development processes to survive and succeed in such an intensely competitive environment and to provide cost-effective and high-quality products and solutions. The vendors should cooperate and work collaboratively with space launch system developers and service providers to integrate the entire space launch process and tackle issues of space launch delays.

Key vendors in this market are -

  • Gilat Satellite Networks
  • Harris CapRock
  • Hughes Network Systems
  • Inmarsat
  • KVH Industries
  • ViaSat
  • VT iDirect

Other prominent vendors in the market include Cambium Networks, Comtech Telecommunications, Emerging Markets Communications (EMC), Gigasat, GomSpace, Imtech Marine, Mitsubishi Electric, ND Satcom, Newtec, Norsat International, OmniAccess, Polarsat, SageNet, SkyCasters, SpaceQuest, SpeedCast, Tatanet Services, Telespazi, and Vizada.

Segmentation by category and analysis of the VSAT market

  • Services
  • Products

In terms of revenue, the services segment led the global VSAT market during 2015. VSAT services are extensively used in the healthcare sector as they help hospitals and clinics maintain direct two-way communications and data exchange with victims during emergency scenarios. More than 60% of the public authorities in Europe have adopted satellite-based services to improve their existing ones. Also, satellite broadband services are helpful in civil protection as they support government agencies to analyze and manage the causal factors of disasters. It also aids in analyzing the risks, planning, and implement prevention measures.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the VSAT market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

During 2015, the APAC region was the highest revenue contributing region in the global VSAT market and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. Being a disaster-prone region, most countries in the APAC region require satellite broadband communication to provide timely and accurate disaster management. In addition, satellite broadband communication helps to develop extensive GIS data, which is used for analyzing and managing various hazardous activities such as mining. The region is anticipated to witness significant growth leading to the increasing adoption advanced satellite technology 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 VSAT market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global VSAT market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global VSAT market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global VSAT 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 VSAT market?

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VSAT or very small aperture terminal denotes the size of a reflector antenna. It also describes a fixed satellite terminal that allows 1-way or 2-way communications. Factors such as the strength of the satellite’s transmissions, the frequency of operation, and its use as either a 1-way or 2-way terminal, decides the size of the antenna. VSAT networks generally operate at 1 of 3 frequencies: C-band, Ku-band, or Ka-band. To operate at C-band frequency, a larger satellite dish is required and to operate at Ku-band frequency, a smaller satellite dish is required.

The report, global VSAT market, is part of Technavio’s ICT research portfolio. This portfolio provides a comprehensive market analysis along with the market share, market sizing, and market segmentations covering areas such as automatic identification system, cloud computing, data center, enterprise application, IT security, ITO and BPO, and product lifecycle management. These market research reports provide a perspective on the various market opportunities and market threats along with the key trends that would influence the market growth during the forecast period. It presents insights into the changing competitive landscape and a detailed profiling and market analysis of the vendors. Also covered in the research are the key regions or countries that would have an impact on the market during the assessment years.

Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of  the report

  • Market overview
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by category

  • Global VSAT market segmentation by category
  • Global VSAT market by services
  • Global VSAT market by products

PART 07: Market segmentation by application

  • Global VSAT market segmentation by application
  • Global enterprise VSAT market
  • Global maritime VSAT market

PART 08: Geographical segmentation

  • VSAT market by geographical segmentation

PART 09: Market drivers

PART 10: Impact of drivers

PART 11: Market challenges

PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 13: Market trends

PART 14: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Key vendor analysis
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 15: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 16: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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