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Satellite M2M: The Satellite M2M Market 2012-2016

| April 23, 2012

 

REPORTLINKERThis report provides readers with a critical analysis of the fast-growing and very lucrative satellite M2M market. It includes a profile of the different links that make up the satellite M2M industry chain, and takes a look at the stakeholders’ strategies. The report also allows readers to understand what the future holds for this market thanks to sales volume and revenue forecasts up to 2016.

• What is the current status of the satellite M2M market?

• What are the most dynamic markets?

• What are the market metrics (ARPU, equipment prices, etc.) and do they differ from cellular M2M?

• Who are the market’s top players?

• How much of their income is earned in M2M?

• What is their current market share?

• What does the future hold for this market? Which regions have the greatest potential? And which segments? > The report ships with its own database (Excel) • Market data and regional forecasts 2007-2016 (World, Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific) • Market figures, in volume and revenue

Table of contents

1. Executive Summary 8

1.1 Satellite M2M: a fast-growing market 9

1.2 Core markets are niche markets . 10

1.3 Satellite operators adopting various positions . 11

2. Methodology 12

3. Different M2M architectures possible . 14

3.1 Introduction to M2M . 14

3.1.1 The value chain 14

3.1.2 Components of an M2M solution . 15

3.2 Description of cellular M2M . 16

3.3 Description of satellite M2M 17

3.4 Description of hybrid M2M . 18

4. Industry organisation and strategy . 19

4.1 Satellite M2M value chain . 19

4.2 State of competition . 20

4.3 Main categories of player 20

4.3.1 Satellite M2M module suppliers . 20

4.3.2 Satellite operators 21

4.3.3 Service providers . 21

4.3.4 Distributors . 21

5. Structure of the core markets 22

5.1 The energy market 22

5.1.1 Key Figures . 22

5.1.2 Major trends . 22

5.1.3 Major technical criteria . 32

5.2 The fleet management market 33

5.2.1 Key Figures . 33

5.2.2 Major trends . 33

5.2.3 Main technical criteria 39

5.3 The automotive market 40

5.3.1 Key Figures . 40

5.3.2 Major trends . 40

5.3.3 Key technical criteria 43

5.4 The homeland security market 43

5.4.1 Key Figures . 43

5.4.2 Major trends . 44

5.4.3 Key technical criteria 53

5.5 Environmental monitoring market 54

5.5.1 Key Figures . 54

5.5.2 Major trends . 54

5.5.3 Key technical criteria 63

5.6 Synthesis . 64

6. Strategies of the top satellite operators . 65

6.1 Iridium 65

6.1.1 Company background 65

6.1.2 Product line 66

6.1.3 Iridium’s business by major market 67

6.1.4 New systems under development 72

6.2 Inmarsat . 74

6.2.1 Company background 74

6.2.2 Product line 75

6.2.3 Inmarsat’s business by market . 77

6.2.4 New systems under development 81

6.3 Globalstar 82

6.3.1 Company background 82

6.3.2 Product line 85

6.3.3 Globalstar business by main market 86

6.3.4 New systems under development 88

6.4 Orbcomm . 89

6.4.1 Company background 89

6.4.2 Product line 91

6.4.3 Orbcomm’s business by market . 92

6.4.4 New systems under development 96

6.5 LightSquared (Skyterra) 97

6.5.1 Company background 97

6.5.2 Product line 97

6.5.3 New systems under development 97

6.6 Others 98

6.6.1 SES Astra2connect and Eutelsat Tooway . 98

6.6.2 Qualcomm OmniTRACS 99

6.7 Operators’ share of the global satellite M2M market . 100

7. Appeal of the M2M market for these players 101

7.1 Current satellite M2M market estimates 101

7.2 Satellite industry players vs. terrestrial rivals 102

8. Satellite M2M market forecasts . 104

8.1 Growth factors . 104

8.1.1 Market growth/disruptive factors 104

8.1.2 Forecast hypotheses 104

8.2 Market forecasts 105

8.2.1 Revenue forecasts: 2012-2016 105

8.2.2 Market volume forecasts: 2012-2016 . 105

Tables

Table 1: Comparison of cellular solutions . 16

Table 2: Frequency bands and main areas of use 17

Table 3: Major mergers and acquisitions in the arena of satellite M2M 20

Table 4: Main hardware suppliers in the satellite M2M market . 20

Table 5: Main satellite operators in the M2M market 21

Table 6: Main satellite service providers in the satellite M2M market . 21

Table 7: Main distributors in the satellite M2M market 21

Table 8: The Iridium offer for containers . 36

Table 9: Characteristics of a selection of satellite personal tracking devices 39

Table 10: Key Figures for the European automotive industry 40

Table 11: VMS VLINK solutions marketed by Kannad 48

Table 12: Options available with the Kannad VMS VLINK solution 48

Table 13: The IsatM2M service. 76

Table 14: Sailor miniC models distributed by Thrane & Thrane 78

Table 15: Skywave DMR-800 series of terminals . 80

Table 16: Orbcomm’s main markets . 93

Figures

Figure 1: Growth of the satellite M2M market, in volume . 8

Figure 2: Global satellite M2M market, in terms of revenue* . 9

Figure 3: M2M market positioning according to technical-economic criteria 10

Figure 4: How the main satellite operators are positioned . 11

Figure 5: M2M value chain . 14

Figure 6: M2M solution architecture . 16

Figure 7: The Sierra Wireless hybrid solution 18

Figure 8: Satellite M2M value chain: network and service components . 19

Figure 9: Smart grid building blocks . 23

Figure 10: How a data concentrator works 23

Figure 11: The Orbcomm smart grid solution . 24

Figure 12: Smart meter global deployment forecasts 2010 – 2015 24

Figure 13: Structure of electrical power production around the globe, in 2010 25

Figure 14: Structure of global electrical power production from renewable energy sources in 2010 25

Figure 15: Average annual rate of growth, 2000-2010 . 26

Figure 16: Installed wind power capacity by region 26

Figure 17: Offshore wind farms in Europe . 27

Figure 18: Roadmap for offshore wind farms in France . 28

Figure 19: Zones targeted for offshore wind farms 28

Figure 20: Infrastructure employed by GSE . 29

Figure 21: The Desertec project. 30

Figure 22: Architecture of Bentek Systems’ satellite-based solution for monitoring block/line break

valves 31

Figure 23: Detection of a leak in a pipeline 32

Figure 24: M2M container tracking applications . 35

Figure 25: The EutelTRACS infrastructure 37

Figure 26: How SPOT Connect works . 38

Figure 27: Approximate radius of SPOT services 38

Figure 28: How eCall works . 41

Figure 29: Description of an ITS 42

Figure 30: Breakdown of the global homeland security market in 2010, by region 43

Figure 31: Frontex mandates . 44

Figure 32: Proposed TALOS architecture 45

Figure 33: Architecture of the SBINET project . 46

Figure 34: The Vessel Monitoring System . 47

Figure 35: Increase in AIS-equipped vessels . 49

Figure 36: How AIS works . 49

Figure 37: NAIS infrastructure . 50

Figure 38: GMDSS maritime areas 52

Figure 39: LRIT infrastructure 52

Figure 40: State of biodiversity in 2010 54

Figure 41: The smallest tag currently in service is an Argos tag (5 g) 55

Figure 42: Architecture of the Voltree solution and how it works . 57

Figure 43: Map of forest fires over the past 10 years . 57

Figure 44: Number of natural disasters and victims per year from 2001 to 2010 . 58

Figure 45: Natural disasters around the globe from 1900 to 2007 . 58

Figure 46: Number of natural disasters by continent, 2001-2010 59

Figure 47: Map of areas vulnerable to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes 59

Figure 48: Robots used to monitor Mount St Helens . 60

Figure 49: infrastructure of the tsunami warning system 61

Figure 50: System of buoys for monitoring the Pacific Ocean . 62

Figure 51: DART buoys . 62

Figure 52: Location of the Global Drifter Program buoys . 63

Figure 53: Positioning in the marketplace according to technical-economic criteria . 64

Figure 54: Iridium’s markets (end of 2010) . 65

Figure 55: Iridium revenue growth, 2005-2010 66

Figure 56: Growth of Iridium’s M2M revenue and subscribers, 2007-2010 66

Figure 57: Iridium ecosystem . 67

Figure 58: Iridium’s Bluetracker LRIT . 68

Figure 59: Iridium’s strategy in the GMDSS segment 68

Figure 60: Blueforce Tracking 69

Figure 61: Blueforce Tracking telecom component 69

Figure 62: Blueforce Tracking telecom component 70

Figure 63: Dart II 71

Figure 64: Iridium SBD 9602 for fleet management . 71

Figure 65: Solution developed by Cubic Global Tracking 72

Figure 66: Inreach device 72

Figure 67: NEXT rollout timetable 73

Figure 68: Host payload timetable . 74

Figure 69: Inmarsat revenue and profit growth (2008-2010) 74

Figure 70: Inmarsat’s geographical coverage 75

Figure 71: Monitoring an M2S OrbBuoy buoy on a map of ocean currents . 80

Figure 72: Evolution of Inmarsat satellites 81

Figure 73: Globalstar coverage map: Voice/Duplex . 83

Figure 74: Globalstar revenue growth, in million USD . 84

Figure 75: Breakdown of Globalstar service and hardware revenue in 2010 . 84

Figure 76: SPOT subscriber growth . 86

Figure 77: Approximate coverage SPOT services, as of 11 May 2009 86

Figure 78: How SPOT Connect works . 87

Figure 79: The new Globalstar second generation satellite . 88

Figure 80: Overview of data streams in the Orbcomm network . 90

Figure 81: Orbcomm’s main markets . 90

Figure 82: Orbcomm subscriber growth . 91

Figure 83: Distribution of Orbcomm clients 91

Figure 84: Satellite’s contribution to providing AIS coverage . 94

Figure 85: The Orbcomm smart grid solution . 95

Figure 86: Orbcomm OG2 constellation . 96

Figure 87: Illustration of the new Orbcomm satellites 96

Figure 88: Hybrid satellite/terrestrial architecture developed by Skyterra 98

Figure 89: Assets of the Astra2Connect solution . 99

Figure 90: OmniTRACS service . 99

Figure 91: Satellite operators’ share of the wireless M2M market in 2010 (excl. OmniTRACS) 100

Figure 92: Growth of satellite M2M market volume 101

Figure 93: Growth of satellite M2M market value* . 101

Figure 94: How the main satellite operators are positioned . 103

Figure 95: Global satellite M2M market value* 105

Figure 96: Global satellite M2M market in volume . 105

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