Northern Sky Research (NSR) forecasts that by the end of this year there will be some 196 4K channels broadcasting. SES, in a presentation at the recent NAB show in Las Vegas, says they are already carrying 50 of them, and that around the world there are a total of 131 4K channels available to.
Generating almost $42bn in cumulative revenues between 2018 – 2028, the maritime satcom connectivity market looks hugely promising, according to the NSR report with over 75,000 VSAT-enabled vessels expected by 2028…..
The largest commercial airlines offer inflight connectivity on some portion of their aircraft. In fact, most of them have some form of connectivity in service or under contract across their fleet, if not on the majority of their aircraft.
The right combination of price, end-user requirements, and connectivity demand is having a significant impact on the market.