Satellite Internet Market

Satellite Internet Companies - SpaceX (US) and Viasat Inc. (US) are the Key Players

The Satellite Internet Market is valued at USD 4.0 Billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 17.1 Billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 33.7% from 2023 to 2028. The increased demand for global connectivity using satellite and user terminals along conflict areas, and remote areas, rising expenditure of emerging economies, increasing in development of communication equipment and technology in various fields like healthcare, agriculture, education, research, and development, etc. have led to the growth of the Satellite Internet market across the globe.

Major Satellite Internet Companies Include:

  • SpaceX (US)
  • Viasat (US)
  • EchoStar Corporation (US)
  • Eutelsat S.A. (France)
  • SES S.A. (Luxembourg)

Prominent companies in this industry are primarily located in North America and Asia Pacific. They have placed significant emphasis on developing new service plans to meet the evolving needs of Satellite Internet customers worldwide. To reinforce their positions in the market, these players have implemented diverse growth strategies such as introducing new services, securing contracts, forming partnerships, engaging in mergers and acquisitions, and undertaking activities related to the development of innovative solutions. These strategic endeavors have further facilitated the expansion of their presence in the Satellite Internet market.

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SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk in 2002, is an American aerospace manufacturer, space transport services provider, and satellite manufacturer. Notable achievements include being the first private company to successfully launch and return a spacecraft from Earth orbit in 2010, sending a spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2012, and launching astronauts to the ISS in 2020. SpaceX has developed the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets, the Dragon spacecraft for ISS docking, and the Starlink satellite network for global internet coverage. The company's ambitious goal is Mars colonization, facilitated by the Starship rocket and Interplanetary Transport System (ITS). SpaceX's business spans launch services, spacecraft, rocket engines, and satellite manufacturing, funded through government contracts, private investment, and launch revenue.

Viasat Inc.

Viasat Inc. is a prominent American communications company specializing in broadband internet services, secure networking systems, and satellite-based aviation solutions. Its operations encompass two main segments: Satellite Services, which offers broadband internet, VoIP services, and in-flight entertainment, and Commercial Networks, providing diverse satellite communication systems to businesses and industries. Viasat serves a wide range of customers, including rural consumers, businesses, governments, airlines, and more, catering to applications such as internet access, voice and video communication, and disaster recovery. With a global presence, over 9,000 employees, and a listing on the Nasdaq stock exchange, Viasat continues to invest in cutting-edge technologies like satellite broadband while navigating competition and regulatory challenges.

EchoStar Corporation

EchoStar Corporation is a notable player in the satellite communications field, catering to media, broadcast, enterprise, and government sectors. Offering satellite capacity, spectrum, ground stations, and applications, Echostar Satellite Service (ESS) operates across the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, boasting a fleet of 10 satellites and a workforce of around 2,500 individuals with a robust revenue of USD 6.3 billion and net income of USD 1.1 billion in 2022, EchoStar thrives on the growing demand for satellite broadband, particularly in remote and underserved regions. The company's strengths lie in its substantial market presence, innovative technologies, and solid financial standing.

Eutelsat S.A 

Eutelsat S.A. is a leading global satellite operator, providing satellite-based communication services to customers across various sectors worldwide. Eutelsat operates a fleet of geostationary satellites that cover Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. The company offers a wide range of services, including video broadcasting, data connectivity, broadband internet access, and government and enterprise communication solutions.

Eutelsat provides data connectivity services to businesses, governments, and humanitarian organizations. Its satellite broadband solutions enable reliable and cost-effective connectivity in areas where terrestrial infrastructure is limited or absent. This connectivity supports a range of applications, including banking, e-learning, telemedicine, and disaster response. Eutelsat is committed to continuously expanding its satellite fleet, investing in new technologies, and innovating its services to meet the evolving demands of its customers. The company's strategic focus includes enhancing connectivity in underserved areas, pursuing growth opportunities in emerging markets, and addressing new trends in media consumption and data connectivity.


SES S.A. is a prominent Luxembourgish satellite telecommunications network provider serving a global clientele. With a constellation of over 70 satellites in geostationary orbit (GEO) and medium Earth orbit (MEO), including well-known names like Astra, O3b, and O3b mPOWER, SES offers video and data connectivity solutions to broadcasters, content providers, governments, and institutions. Its services span video distribution, data connectivity, government communications, mobile backhaul, broadband internet access, and tailored engineering solutions. Operating in over 50 countries, SES generated USD 2.7 billion in revenue and USD 150 million in net income in 2022 and competes with industry leaders like Eutelsat, Intelsat, and Telesat. As a major player in the satellite telecommunications arena, SES capitalizes on trends driving demand for video content, data connectivity, mobile network expansion, and secure communications. The company remains at the forefront by investing in innovative technologies like 5G and high-throughput satellites.

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