地球観測：データ配布 - プロファイル・戦略・トレンド
Earth Observation: Data Distribution - Profiles, Strategies & Trends
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 53 Pages
|地球観測：データ配布 - プロファイル・戦略・トレンド Earth Observation: Data Distribution - Profiles, Strategies & Trends|
|出版日: 2014年03月30日||ページ情報: 英文 53 Pages||
Earth Observation: Data Distribution - Profiles, Strategies & Trends is the first research report to explore the connection between operators and distributors and the advantages and challenges in expanding the operators' geographical footprint and reaching out to the largest potential number of end users through partnerships. It considers both the organization strategy developed by the satellite operators and the viewpoint of the distribution companies.
Data distributors and services providers have established themselves as a key component of the EO value-chain and an important partner of the EO satellite operators in order to disseminate data to the largest number of end-users possible. This is particularly apparent in accessing key fast growing regional markets and being able to do business with government and private end-users locally. An estimated 12-17% of the $1.5 billion commercial data market flows through the distributors. It is considered that all major vertical sectors are procuring from the data distributors to varying degrees.
While this percentage may seem low, it should be recalled that the majority of the total market is to defense end-users (65%) who prefer a more direct approach to receive imagery, such as through direct receiving stations. Business for the data distributor reflects this, with a far greater emphasis on enterprise markets.
Revenue through data services from the distributors is first from civil governments, totaling 47% of distributor data business. This highlights the need to be local in accessing civil contracts, an important consideration given the growing demand globally for EO solutions. Data provision to the private sector through distribution is also disproportionately higher than the total data market, representing 37% of the distributors business.
The relatively small figure of 16% data revenues associated with defense users demonstrates the more direct approach preferred by this user community. Most operating companies with very high resolution satellites offer direct receiving stations solutions to defense and end-users in order to meet their requirements of secure, continuous data supply with degrees of autonomy in satellite tasking and data acquisition, and short delivery time.
In order to reach out to all user sectors it is therefore considered a necessity to have a diverse approach in mechanisms for data distribution. This is reflected in the type of distribution offering. In total, there are more than 550 active data distribution agreements signed globally with local companies.
GLOBAL MAPPING OF DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS