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2011 – Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) Space Activities

GEO satellites provide a wide fixed coverage area, making them ideal for sending one signal to a large number of stationary antennas. There were ## fixed satellite services (FSS) satellites in orbit during 2011, providing DTH video, satellite radio, broadband internet, broadcast video distribution, and corporate network connectivity. The dominant providers of international FSS are Intelsat (## satellites), SES (##), Eutelsat (##), and Telesat (##).

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2011 – Satellite Communications Snapshot

Estimated 2011 revenue for satellite communications reached $## billion, #% higher than the $## billion for 2010. The satellite communications segment includes both fixed satellite services and mobile satellite services. FSS refers to the delivery of satellite communications to stationary ground receivers that can be moved from one location to another but do not work while in transit. MSS systems can maintain a communications link with a mobile receiver, and include applications such as satellite telephones or in-flight communications. Both types carry video, voice, and data.

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2010 – Satellite Communications – Snapshot

The satellite services sector, which includes fixed and mobile satellite services, registered $## billion in 2010 revenue, up from $## billion in 2009. Both types of services communicate information in video, voice, and data formats. Fixed satellite services (FSS) refer to the delivery of satellite communications to stationary ground receivers that can be moved from one location to another but do not work while in transit. Mobile satellite services provide similar capabilities but the communication link ties to mobile receivers, such as satellite telephones or in-flight communications.

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2010 – Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) Space Activities – Snapshot

The dominant providers of international fixed satellite services (FSS) are Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat, and Telesat. These four companies collectively own nearly half of all GEO commercial communications satellites (## satellites, or ##% of the total), and represented ##% of total FSS market revenues in 2010. The remainder of the market is shared by dozens of smaller operators focused on specific services, regions, or individual countries.

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2009 – Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) Space Activities – Snapshot

GEO satellites provide a wide fixed coverage area, making them ideal for reaching a community of stationary antennas that do not need to track a moving object in space. The dominant providers of international fixed satellite services (FSS) are Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat, and Telesat. These four companies collectively own slightly more than half of all GEO commercial communications satellites, and represented ##% of total FSS market revenues in 2008.

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