Wireless backhaul via satellite, 17th edition

15 February 2023 | Research

Lluc Palerm

Forecast report | PDF (41 slides); Excel; CSV | Satellite Strategies for Telcos

"The wireless backhaul market will generate USD30.9 billion during 2022–2032 cumulatively, and wholesale capacity revenue will increase a CAGR of 12.1%."


This report analyses and provides forecasts for the satellite backhaul and trunking backbone sector during 2022–2032. The two main vectors of growth are serving the expansion of 4G networks into rural areas and unlocking the vast small-cell market. Despite numerous challenges (supply chain, economic downturn, geopolitical and socioeconomic instabilities, scarcity of supply in key growth regions, etc.), the backhaul will be resilient and will continue its growth trajectory.

This report and the associated data annex provide forecasts for:

  • two main segments: cellular backhaul and trunking
  • seven regions: North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia
  • frequency: FSS – C, - Ku, - Ka; GEO-HTS – C, - Ku, - Ka; non-GEO-HTS
  • active sites, capacity demand, capacity revenue, service revenue, shipments and CPE revenue


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Lluc Palerm

Research Director, expert in space and satellite