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Maritime Satcom Markets, 5th Edition

Published: July 2017

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NSR’s Maritime Satcom Markets, 5th Edition continues as a dedicated focus on the maritime satellite market.  Following recent M&A activity and more services-centric partnerships by satellite operators, the report provides readers with the most complete overview on addressable maritime markets, vendor market share, pricing, revenues, and capacity demand for all commercial maritime vertical segments.

With a new split of commercial passenger maritime (Ocean Cruise, River Cruise, and Ferries), Maritime Satcom Markets 5th Edition answers key questions facing the industry.  Providing a complete picture of the maritime market, readers can navigate through the trends, drivers, and restraints shaping the maritime industry - from end-user trends to the latest SATCOM developments.  Using both quantitative and qualitative factors, Maritime Satcom Markets, 5th Edition continues NSR’s segment-leading analysis.

This report is the result of on-going research and analysis of trends and extensive tracking of new developments in this evolving market. It addresses key questions about maritime SATCOM services, such as:

  • Where will satellite operators compete the most?  Are some markets or customers safe?
  • How are falling capacity pricing impacting the uptake of bandwidth and revenue growth from end-users?
  • How, where and what value-added services affect the way the maritime markets do business?
  • Is there an end nearing for Service Provider Consolidation?  What impacts are the recent wave of M&A’s going to have on shaping the service provider landscape in the near term?

Satellite operators are moving closer and closer to the end-user. Service providers are consolidating.  Capacity prices are falling and end-users are demanding more connectivity.  Combined, these trends form a perfect-storm for end-users to maximize the return on their communications budgets – but where does that put the satellite communications industry? As new terminal form factors and connectivity price-points open new addressable markets to VSAT connectivity, the traditional maritime satellite markets of merchant, passenger, and offshore continue to grow.  Together, the macro-level fundamentals of the sector look strong, but can service providers navigate the complex business environment that is developing?

From a proven methodology and a solid track record, NSR’s Maritime Satcom Markets, 5th Edition report compliments NSR’s studies on Aeronautical and Land-Mobile satellite mobility.  This 3rd pillar of NSR’s mobility satellite coverage provides the maritime focused coverage and analysis vital for the satellite communications industry. Leveraging NSR’s years of research into this vertical, the report provides a completely updated and up-to-date assessment of the market, combined with key data-points on In-service Units, Revenues, and Capacity evolutions for the next ten years on a region-by-region basis.

Regions Covered:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Asia
  • Atlantic Ocean Region
  • Pacific Ocean Region
  • Indian Ocean Region
  • Arctic

Who Should Purchase this Report?

  • Satellite Service Providers and Integrators
  • Satellite Operators and Capacity Providers
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Maritime-Market End-users
  • Terrestrial and Wireless Service Providers Operating within the Maritime Space
  • Banks, Investors, and other Financial Institutions

The NSR Difference

Levering NSR’s extensive research into each maritime market and sub-market, the report gives a holistic view of the maritime satcom industry to provide a better understanding of the trends, warning signs, and developments in the maritime market.  Built alongside NSR’s multi-vertical approach, the report dives-deep into the maritime satellite ecosystem and is able to leverage extensive research in adjacent verticals such as aeronautical.  With more aero players getting into the maritime game, data is collected by region, by capacity, price, vendor market share, by revenue and more.

More than simply a report on the market, NSR consulted with satellite operators, service providers, and end-users to better present a valuable tool for strategizing the years to come. Combined with knowledge and insights across all of NSR’s coverage areas, NSR’s Maritime Satcom Markets, 5th Edition is a guide to navigating the ever-changing waters of this industry.

Executive Summary
- Maritime SATCOM Market At-A-Glance
- The Addressable Dilemma
- Maritime VSAT Value-Chain Ecosystem Service Models: Where is the Risk?
- Risks of Satellite Operators Moving Down Value-Chain?
- The “Traditional Players” Acquiring “Skills”
- Market Profile - Merchant Maritime
- Market Profile – Passenger
- Market Profile – Offshore
- Market Profile – Offshore
- Market Profile - Leisure

1. Market Ecosystem
- End-user news & Trends
- A Cloud of Buzz-Words
- SES.. A Familiar Story?
- Satellite Operators Getting Closer to Customer…
- How are they “Going Down Value Chain”?
- ...And SPs Push Back.
- Satellite Operators – Up and Down the Value Chain
- The Battle for Cruise Connectivity
- Flat Panel Antennas – Where Are We Now?
- Maritime Big Data Perception and Trends
- Service Provider Market Share, VSAT In-service Units
- Service Provider Market Share, VSAT Service Revenues

2. By Vessel Analysis & VAS Ecosystem
- Service Provider Review Value Added Services & Core Offerings
- VSAT Adoption on the Rise
- Broadband Vessel Connectivity

3. Global Market Forecasts
- Global Maritime In-Service Units
- Retail ARPU
- Service, Equipment and Total Revenues
- Capacity Demand & Revenues

4. Merchant Maritime
- Addressable Market Projections
- A Rapidly Digitizing Market…. Increases Threat Profile.
- Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
- In-Service Units
- Retail ARPU
- Revenues
- Capacity Demand & Revenues

5. Passenger Maritime
- Addressable Market Projections
- The “Not Cruise” or “Not Caribbean” Markets
- Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
- In-Service Units
- Retail ARPU
- Revenues
- Capacity Demand & Revenues

6. Offshore Markets
- Addressable Market Projections
- Offshore Energy: Challenges & Opportunities
- Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
- In-Service Units
- Retail ARPU
- Revenues
- Capacity Demand & Revenues

7. Fishing
- Addressable Market Projections
- More Data (and not just from the Vessel)
- Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
- In-Service Units
- Retail ARPU
- Revenues
- Capacity Demand & Revenues

8. Leisure
- Addressable Market Projections
- Evolving Technology at the Top… Migrating Across Market
- Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
- In-Service Units
- Retail ARPU
- Revenues
- Capacity Demand & Revenues

Appendix
- Change Log
- Segment Definitions
- Forecast Methodology

List of Exhibits

Executive Summary
- Market Facts At-A-Glance
- Maritime SATCOM Addressable Market
- Merchant Addressable Market
- Merchant Maritime Retail Revenues vs. Average Broadband Spending per Vessel
- VSAT Penetration vs. Broadband Connectivity Adoption
- Passenger Addressable Market
- Passenger Maritime Retail Revenues vs. Average Broadband Spending per Vessel
- Passenger Maritime Vessel Penetration vs. Avg Mbps per VSAT Vessel
- Offshore Addressable Market
- Offshore Maritime Retail Revenues vs. Average Broadband Spending per Vessel
- Offshore Maritime VSAT Penetration vs. Broadband Connectivity Adoption
- Fishing Addressable Market
- Fishing Maritime Retail Revenues vs. Average Broadband Spending per Vessel
- Fishing Maritime VSAT Penetration vs. Average Mbps per Vessel
- Leisure Addressable Market
- Leisure Maritime Retail Revenues vs. Average Broadband Spending per Vessel
- Leisure Maritime VSAT Penetration vs. Average Mbps per Vessel

1. Market Ecosystem
- Global Maritime Commercial FPA Shipped Units
- Main Maritime Service Providers VSAT In-service Units Market share, 2016
- Main Maritime Service Providers Revenues Market share, 2016

2. By Vessel Analysis & VAS Ecosystem
- Percentage of Broadband Vessels Adopting VSAT [Maritime Satcom Markets 4th Ed.]
- Percentage of Broadband Vessels Adopting VSAT [Maritime Satcom Markets 5th Ed.]
- Average VSAT Mbps Demand Per Vessel by Market

3. Global Market Forecasts
- Global Maritime Verticals In-service Units, by Market
- Global Maritime Verticals In-service Units, by Region
- Global Maritime Verticals In-service Units FSS & HTS
- Global Maritime Verticals In-service Units MSS
- Global Maritime Verticals Retail ARPU FSS & HTS
- Global Maritime Verticals Retail ARPU MSS
- Global Maritime Verticals Service Revenue
- Global Maritime Verticals Equipment Revenue
- Global Maritime Verticals Retail Revenues
- Global Maritime Verticals Capacity Demand
- Global Maritime Verticals Capacity Revenue

4. Merchant Maritime
- Merchant Maritime Addressable Market
- Merchant In-service Units, by Region
- Merchant In-service Units FSS & HTS
- Merchant In-service Units MSS
- Merchant Retail ARPU FSS & HTS
- Merchant Retail ARPU MSS
- Merchant Service Revenues, by Capacity Type
- Merchant Equipment Revenue, by Capacity Type
- Merchant Retail Revenues, Capacity Type
- Merchant Capacity Demand
- Merchant Capacity Revenue

5. Passenger Maritime
- Passenger Maritime Addressable Market
- Passenger In-service Units, by Region
- Passenger In-service Units FSS & HTS
- Passenger In-service Units MSS
- Passenger Retail ARPU FSS & HTS
- Passenger Retail ARPU MSS
- Passenger Service Revenue
- Passenger Equipment Revenue
- Passenger Retail Revenues
- Passenger Capacity Demand
- Passenger Capacity Revenue

6. Offshore Markets
- Offshore Maritime Addressable Market
- Offshore In-service Units
- Offshore In-service Units FSS & HTS
- Offshore In-service Units MSS
- Offshore Retail ARPU FSS & HTS
- Offshore Retail ARPU MSS
- Offshore Service Revenue
- Offshore Equipment Revenue
- Offshore Retail Revenues
- Offshore Capacity Demand
- Offshore Capacity Revenue

7. Fishing
- Fishing Maritime Addressable Market
- Fishing In-service Units
- Fishing In-service Units FSS & HTS
- Fishing In-service Units MSS
- Fishing Retail ARPU FSS & HTS
- Fishing Retail ARPU MSS
- Fishing Service Revenue
- Fishing Equipment Revenue
- Fishing Retail Revenues
- Fishing Capacity Demand
- Fishing Capacity Revenue

8. Leisure
- Leisure Maritime Addressable Market
- Leisure In-service Units
- Leisure In-service Units FSS & HTS
- Leisure In-service Units MSS
- Leisure Retail ARPU FSS & HTS
- Leisure Retail ARPU MSS
- Leisure Service Revenue
- Leisure Equipment Revenue
- Leisure Retail Revenues
- Leisure Capacity Demand
- Leisure Capacity Revenue