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Maritime Satcom Markets, 6th Edition

Published: July 2018

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NSR’s Maritime SATCOM Markets, 6th Edition explores the market for maritime satellite connectivity.  With a recent explosion of bandwidth demand coming from across the market –  some from the transition from MSS-based services to VSAT, most from passenger-connectivity, nearly all satellite players are riding the wave of an increased focus on digitalization across the maritime sector. 

Focusing on the core segments with the Maritime Industry, the report includes coverage of:

  • Merchant Maritime
  • Commercial Passenger Maritime
  • Offshore O&G
  • Fishing
  • Leisure Yachts

The assessment provides further details according to segment, region, and frequency across a core-set of metrics vital to assess the health of the Maritime industry for the Satellite Communications sector. 

Focusing on In-service Units, Revenues, and Capacity Demand across FSS, GEO-HTS, Non-GEO HTS, and MSS capacity, the report dive-deep into the trends, drivers, and restraints behind each segment.

Doubling over the next ten years, Maritime SATCOM Markets are in a growth-phase.  Driven by Merchant vessels deploying data-intensive programs to control costs and improve operational efficiencies alongside the insatiable demand of social media and streaming video in the passenger sector, GEO and Non-GEO, VSAT and MSS will all be key pieces of the puzzle in solving remote maritime connectivity.  As Iridium NEXT comes online with GMDSS certification over the next few years, how will MSS markets react?  Is Non-GEO “the missing link” to unlock passenger pricing elasticity?  Maritime SATCOM Markets, 6th edition explores these major dynamic trends and their impacts.

Key Questions Answered In This Report:

  1. How much Demand is there for Non-GEO connectivity in Passenger Maritime Markets?
  2. What are the number of VSAT-enabled vessels in 2017 to 2028?
  3. How will falling VSAT capacity pricing impact demand and revenues?
  4. Which market and segments matter most in terms of revenues and capacity demand?
  5. How are addressable markets shaping up in 2017 across the Maritime sector?  Bright spots and troubled places?
  6. Tracking the Growth – MSS vs. VSAT? C, Ku, or Ka? HTS or FSS? GEO vs. Non-GEO?
  7. Is demand shifting from a regional view?  Which regions are expected to be the leading markets for Maritime connectivity?
  8. What are the key drivers and restraints impacting the uptake for satellite connectivity services in 2017?

NSR’s Maritime SATCOM Markets, 6th Edition is built from 10+ years of research on the maritime satellite communications market.  Continuously tracking the developments of key players, end-users, and market segments, combined with extensive interviews across the value-chain, and deeper-dives in selected sub-segments and regions, all combine to form a complete quantification of major trends, drivers, and restraints present in the market.

The NSR Difference

NSR consistently stays ahead of the curve anticipating market dynamics in the satellite industry.  In an era of profound changes to End-user markets, satellite capacity pricing uncertainty, new satellites in new orbits, and new competition from all sides, NSR is a trusted partner to distill fact from fiction, quantify these changing times, and provide bottom-line guidance to all segments of the value-chain.  This report serves as an opportunity roadmap for future strategic decisions.

Primary Elements of the Report Include:

  • In-depth assessment on a segment, regional, and capacity basis for Merchant, Passenger, Offshore, Fishing, and Leisure.
  • A Bottom-up approach to market construction with an assessment on a per-terminal basis in all markets, and a per-vessel basis.
  • Forecast results for In-Service Units, Equipment Revenues, Service Revenues, Capacity Demand & Revenues for FSS/HTS.

ES. Executive Summary

1. Market Ecosystem
    End-user News & Trends
    Service Provider Market Share

2. By Vessel Analysis & VAS Ecosystem
    VSAT vs. MSS Adoption Trends
    Service Provider VAS & Core Offerings

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

4. Merchant
    Addressable Market Projections
    World Trade on the Rise… Maybe?
    Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
    In-service Units
    Retail ARPU
    Revenues
    Capacity Demand & Revenues

5. Commercial Passenger
    Addressable Market Projections
    Enter The Bandwidth Battle
    Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
    In-Service Units
    Retail ARPU
    Revenues
    Capacity Demand & Revenues

6. Offshore
    Addressable Market Projections
    An Even Balance of Drivers & Restraints
    Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
    In-Service Units
    Retail ARPU
    Revenues
    Capacity Demand & Revenues

7. Fishing
    Addressable Market Projections
    Fishing Data Requirements on the Rise Onshore and in the Bridge
    Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
    In-Service Units
    Retail ARPU
    Revenues
    Capacity Demand & Revenues

8. Leisure
    Addressable Market Projections
    Wealth and Wealthy Households on the Rise
    Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
    In-Service Units
    Retail ARPU
    Revenues
    Capacity Demand & Revenues

9. Appendix
    Change Log
    Segment Definitions
    Forecast Methodology


List of Exhibits

ES. Executive Summary
    Units by Frequency, 2027
    Global Maritime Verticals Retail Revenues ($M)
    Global Maritime Verticals Capacity Demand

1. Market Ecosystem
    Main Maritime Service Providers VSAT Vessels Marketshare, 2017
    Main Maritime Service Providers Revenues Marketshare, 2017

2. By Vessel Analysis & VAS Ecosystem
    Percentage of Broadband Vessels Adopting VSAT
    Average VSAT Mbps Demand Per Vessel by Market

3. Global Market Forecasts
    Maritime SATCOM Addressable Market
    Global Maritime Verticals In-service Units
    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 Revenues ($M)
    Global Maritime Verticals Equipment Revenues ($M)
    Global Maritime Verticals Retail Revenues ($M)
    Global Maritime Verticals Capacity Demand
    Global Maritime Verticals Capacity Revenues ($M)

4. Merchant
    Merchant Maritime Addressable Market
    Units by Frequency, 2027
    Merchant Retail Revenues ($M)
    Merchant Capacity Demand
    Merchant In-service Units
    Merchant In-service Units FSS & HTS
    Merchant In-service Units MSS
    Merchant Retail ARPU FSS & HTS
    Merchant Retail ARPU MSS
    Merchant Service Revenues ($M)
    Merchant Equipment Revenues ($M)
    Merchant Retail Revenues ($M)
    Merchant Capacity Demand
    Merchant Capacity Revenues ($M)

5. Commercial Passenger
    Passenger Maritime Addressable Market
    Units by Frequency, 2027
    Passenger Retail Revenues ($M)
    Passenger Capacity Demand
    Passenger In-service Units
    Passenger In-service Units FSS & HTS
    Passenger In-service Units MSS
    Passenger Retail ARPU FSS & HTS
    Passenger Retail ARPU MSS
    Passenger Service Revenues ($M)
    Passenger Equipment Revenues ($M)
    Passenger Retail Revenues ($M)
    Passenger Capacity Demand
    Passenger Capacity Revenues ($M)

6. Offshore
    Offshore Maritime Addressable Market
    Units by Frequency, 2027
    Offshore Retail Revenues ($M)
    Offshore Capacity Demand
    Offshore In-service Units
    Offshore In-service Units FSS & HTS
    Offshore In-service Units MSS
    Offshore Retail ARPU FSS & HTS
    Offshore Retail ARPU MSS
    Offshore Service Revenues ($M)
    Offshore Equipment Revenues ($M)
    Offshore Retail Revenues ($M)
    Offshore Capacity Demand
    Offshore Capacity Revenues ($M)

7. Fishing
    Fishing Maritime Addressable Market
    Units by Frequency, 2027
    Fishing Retail Revenues ($M)
    Fishing Capacity Demand
    Fishing In-service Units
    Fishing In-service Units FSS & HTS
    Fishing In-service Units MSS
    Fishing Retail ARPU FSS & HTS
    Fishing Retail ARPU MSS
    Fishing Service Revenues ($M)
    Fishing Equipment Revenues ($M)
    Fishing Retail Revenues ($M)
    Fishing Capacity Demand
    Fishing Capacity Revenues ($M)

8. Leisure
    Leisure Maritime Addressable Market
    Units by Frequency, 2027
    Leisure Retail Revenues ($M)
    Leisure Capacity Demand
    Leisure In-service Units
    Leisure In-service Units FSS & HTS
    Leisure In-service Units MSS
    Leisure Retail ARPU FSS & HTS
    Leisure Retail ARPU MSS
    Leisure Service Revenues ($M)
    Leisure Equipment Revenues ($M)
    Leisure Retail Revenues ($M)
    Leisure Capacity Demand
    Leisure Capacity Revenues ($M)

9. Appendix