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Optical Satellite Communication Market Segmentation by Component (Transmitters, Receivers, and Others); and by Application (Tracking & Monitoring, Backhaul, Surveillance & Security, Research & Space Exploration, Earth Observation, Last Mile Access, and Others) – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2031

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Extensive insights into the Growth of Optical Satellite Communication Market amidst COVID-19

Before we witness the stabilization of economic growth in Europe and North America, Asia Pacific is estimated to bounce back progressively with countries such as China, India, South Korea and Japan witnessing more opportunities to recover from the losses sustained during COVID-19.

Being the biggest market in Eastern Europe, Russia is estimated to take the lowest hit, offering a sigh of relief to the businesses operating in the country. Whereas, GCC is estimated to observe low investments due to the sliding prices of crude oil.

We evaluate the strategies and commitment of the Giant Players in the market towards creating products and services that customers value and rely on.

In an attempt to control and eliminate the surge of coronavirus cases and meet the demand for required medical devices along with providing efficient medical services, there is a drastic shift of investments from authoritative bodies towards the healthcare sector. Where the aftermath of this pandemic may take years to be measured, Research Nester estimates notable expansion of e-health, gaming, and media and entertainment industries till the whole situation is contained and the plan of action for the recovery process is determined. There is an estimated probability of the growth in businesses going back a year if the condition is controlled in the next 2-3 months.                                                         Request Insights

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  • August 2021- Mynaric released next generation, scalable optical communications terminal called CONDOR Mk3 for a variety of satellite applications.

  • February 2021- Analytical Space won a contract worth USD 26.4 million for developing and launching six cubesats and two hosted payloads to establish the Fast Pixel Network for optical communications.

Global Optical Satellite Communication Market Highlights Over 2022 - 2031

The global optical satellite communication market is estimated to garner a sizeable revenue by growing at a CAGR of ~31% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2031. The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing telecommunication traffic, and growing number of mobile phone users around the world. About 6.2 billion people globally used smartphones in the year 2020, which is calculated to grow up to approximately 7 billion users by the end of 2023. Along with these, rising public spending on advanced versatile communication technologies, and growing need for reliable communication among end users are also expected to drive market growth in the forthcoming years. Furthermore, with the escalating number of multimedia services, such as peer-to-peer video-on-demand and audio-on-demand, the requirement for high network bandwidth is also increasing. Optical satellite communication is able to provide high network bandwidth at lower costs, which in turn is projected to offer profitable opportunities to the market in the near future.

Optical Satellite Communication Market

The market is segmented by application into tracking & monitoring, backhaul, surveillance & security, research & space exploration, earth observation, last mile access, and others. Out of these, the backhaul segment is anticipated to witness robust growth in the global optical satellite communication market. This can be accounted to the surging demand for high data rates resulting from adoption of technologies such as M2M communication and internet of things (IoT), which in turn is predicted to raise the need for higher number of backhaul connections. Apart from this, increase in mobile traffic is also evaluated to boost the growth of the market segment in the future. Additionally, on the basis of component, the transmitters segment is assessed to acquire the largest share during the forecast period owing to the ability of optical satellite transmitters to provide low-power, low interference, and high security for optical wavelengths. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

Research and Development Expenditure

The never-ending growth in internet accessibility around the world along with numerous technological advancements comprising 5G, blockchain, cloud services, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) among others have significantly boosted the economic growth in the last two decades. As of April 2021, there were more than 4.5 billion users that were actively using the internet globally. Moreover, the growth in ICT sector has significantly contributed towards GDP growth, labor productivity, and R&D spending among other transformations of economies in different nations of the globe. Furthermore, the production of goods and services in the ICT sector is also contributing to the economic growth and development. As per the statistics in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s database, the ICT good exports (% of total good exports) globally grew from 10.816 in 2015 to 11.536 in 2019. In 2019, these exports in Hong Kong SAR, China amounted to 56.65%, 25.23% in East Asia & Pacific, 26.50% in China, 25.77% in Korea, Rep., 8.74% in the United States, and 35.01% in Vietnam. These are some of the important factors that are boosting the growth of the market.

Global Optical Satellite Communication Market Regional Synopsis

Regionally, the global optical satellite communication market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa region. The market in Asia Pacific region is estimated to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period on the back of the rising number of digital satellite broadcasting and internet services in the region. According to the World Bank, 35.331% of the total population of South Asia used internet in 2019, up from 18.785% in 2018 and 17.085% in 2017 respectively.

Individuals Using the Internet (% of Population), South Asia

In addition, growing government initiatives to improve communication technologies are also expected to accelerate the market growth in the region in the coming years. Moreover, the market in North America is projected to grab the largest share during the forecast period owing to the high R&D investments in new optical satellite communication technologies, and strong footprint of market players in the region.

Optical Satellite Communication Market Share (in %), By Region, 2031

The global optical satellite communication market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe), Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global optical satellite communication market includes the following segments:

By Component

  • Transmitters
  • Receivers
  • Others

By Application

  • Tracking & Monitoring
  • Backhaul
  • Surveillance & Security
  • Research & Space Exploration
  • Earth Observation
  • Last Mile Access
  • Others

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Telecommunication Traffic
  • Growing Number of Mobile Phone Users Around the World


  • High Cost of Deployment of Optical Satellite Communication Technologies

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • Mynaric AG
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis 
  • Analytical Space Inc.
  • ATLAS Space Operations, Inc.
  • BridgeSat Inc.
  • Hisdesat Servicios Estrategicos S.A.
  • Maxar Technologies Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • SITAEL S.p.A
  • Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
  • Laser Light Communications Inc.


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