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Satellite Operator Financial Analysis (SOFA), 6th EDITION
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|Satellite Operator Financial Analysis (SOFA), 6th EDITION|
|Published: September 12, 2016||Content info:||
NSR's Satellite Operator Financial Analysis, 6th Edition (SOFA6) is the industry standard analysis of financial metrics across satellite operators worldwide. SOFA6 combines all reporting satellite operator financials with NSR's analysis and library of research, to provide metrics such as cost and revenues per leased transponder, average age of satellite fleet, and more. NSR's SOFA6 assesses the financial health of all major FSS and MSS operators, and ascertains their likelihood of succeeding in this brave new world of satellites offering hundreds of Gbps.
The satellite telecom industry is in the midst of a paradigm shift, with GEO-HTS having become the norm and FSS being seen in many cases, correctly, as not cost competitive. This shift allows satellite operators to compete for, as well as complement, terrestrial offerings and thus account for a bigger piece of the telecom pie, with falling costs per Mbps to market and, perhaps more importantly, a dramatic reduction in the “CAPEX per Mbps to orbit” metric. SOFA6 provides a comprehensive understanding of where operators stand in relation to this changing market dynamic.
Building on NSR's five previous SOFA reports, SOFA6 takes the analysis a step further, with more operator-specific discussion on future CAPEX plans, capacity coming online, and potential price points that operators may feasibly offer while remaining profitable. SOFA6 includes comprehensive analysis of operator GEO-HTS plans, as well as analysis and discussion of the different Non GEO-HTS plans of operators, both global and regional.
As the industry leader in analysis of GEO-HTS and Non GEO-HTS supply, demand, and business model development, NSR likewise offers the most comprehensive understanding of the complex dynamics of these rapidly expanding market segments. Through extensive analysis and coverage in other studies, NSR has built a significant library of information from which SOFA6 derives its Non GEO-HTS and GEO-HTS business model discussions.
SOFA6 combines a library of financial data as well as operator-specific data, including leased transponders, operational satellites in orbit, future fleet expansion plans, and some regional-specific data. SOFA6 also examines operator debt positions, and how these may impede or strengthen the operators' positions moving forward. NSR furthermore offers insights on recently launched payloads by operators, including which operators have put themselves in a difficult position by investing in regions with oversupply, or in the somewhat outdated “36 TPE FSS payloads” .
By looking at available financial data through both standalone and comparative lenses, and by presenting data from 2009 until H1 2016, NSR's Satellite Operator Financial Analysis (SOFA), 6th Edition, informs the reader not only of the most recent trends in the industry, but more importantly, how these trends are impacting the financial plans of operators worldwide.