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December 13th, 2018
NSR: Land Mobile Satcom Market to Generate $18 Billion over 2 Million Sites by 2027

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- NSR’s Land Mobile via Satellite, 6th Edition (LMvS6), released today, forecasts the markets to yield $18 billion in cumulative retail revenues from the satcom land mobile markets, and annual retail equipment revenues to quadruple from $92 million in 2017 to $376 million in 2027. Flat panel antennas driving vehicle connectivity contribute to this rapid growth of equipment revenues, and new form factors and products hitting the market, offering an increasingly diverse range of devices, will further contribute to such growth.

While the land mobile market has traditionally been dominated by voice-based handsets, NSR found that other form factors, push-talk-talk, hotspots devices, and consumer handheld form factors will exhibit relatively higher growth as customers migrate towards more data-centric, environments. Consequently, the share of retail revenues attributed to traditional handhelds will decline from 33% to 15% over the coming decade.

“Growth will remain modest across the traditional land mobile market; however, there is significant upside potential to connect vehicles – most notably buses, trains and cars with high speed, always on connectivity combining IoT type applications with in-vehicle hotspot internet,” states Alan Crisp, NSR Senior Analyst and report author. “While cars have the greatest addressable market, connected trains and buses are a much surer bet to implement satcom connectivity, with a captive end-user audience, a much clearer business case, and lower price sensitivity,” notes Crisp.

However, NSR does not expect the connected vehicle segment to take off until at earliest 2021-2022. Line of site issues with GEO-HTS remain, given buildings and trees typically seen along roads and highways. LEO-HTS solutions will need to be fully developed before connected cars have a chance to enter mass market territory, and prices for installation for satcom connectivity into cars, trains and buses remains high, with lower prices for electronically steered flat panel antennas expected to unlock significantly greater demand.

About the Report
NSR’s Land-Mobile via Satellite, 6th Edition report builds upon NSR’s extensive research and databases into the MSS and FSS markets and is the industry reference for examination into trends and insights into anything land mobile related. LMvS6 provides clear and concise answers as to the satcom opportunity across traditional and upcoming form factors. This report includes extensive analysis of addressable markets, operator market shares, vertical segment forecasts, pricing, in-service units and revenue across the entire range of land mobile applications. This coverage is framed within NSR’s traditional depth of industry knowledge analysing all key segments with unmatched level of detail and provides unrivalled actionable insight to decision makers across the land mobile satellite value chain.  For additional information on this report, including a full table of contents, list of exhibits and executive summary, please visit or call NSR at 617-674-7743.

Companies & Organizations Mentioned in this Report
Amtrak, Applied Satellite Technology (AST), Arion Communication, Bentley Motors, Cobham, Eutelsat, Garmin, General Motors, Globalstar, Icom, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Iridium, Kymeta, Kaigai Communication, Ligado, MVS USA, Network Innovations US, Orbcomm, Renfe, Société Forestière, Spacenet, Thuraya, ViaSat, Waymo

About NSR
NSR is the leading global market research and consulting firm focused on the satellite and space sectors. NSR’s global team, unparalleled coverage and anticipation of trends with a higher degree of confidence and precision than the competition is the cornerstone of all NSR offerings.  First to market coverage and a transparent, dependable approach sets NSR apart as the key provider of critical insight to the satellite and space industries.  Contact us at to discuss how we can assist your business.