Euroconsult has predicted that the usage of systems utilising HTS (High Throughput Satellite) will grow to over 1,300 Gbps by 2023 compared to its 2014 rate of 107 Gbps. This is equivalent to a CAGR (Calculated Annual Growth Rate) of over thirty per cent throughout the intervening years as reported by the research project’s latest piece: “High Throughput Satellites: On Course for New Horizons.” The supplying capacity of HTS will be multiplied by a factor of three even over the three years to come, to a predicted 2017 total of 1,720 Gbps compared to the 2014 total of 600 Gbps.
Moreover, during the course of the next ten years, in excess of 100 satellites and payloads are predicted to be launched. This expansion of HTS payloads is forecast to generate strong market leadership competition in most places outside the American North, where incumbents with vertical integration pose difficulties for new entrants. A senior consultant of Euroconsult, Nathan de Ruiter explained: “Ka-band HTS should remain the dominant frequency band in all vertical markets in terms of capacity usage; nonetheless, Ku-band HTS capacity usage is projected to accelerate from 2017 to reach around 150 Gbps by 2023, largely driven by professional user markets which often have high reliability and availability requirements.”