The Inflight Connectivity (IFC) business was hit hard by COVID19, on the back of drastic downtime in aviation traffic in 2020. As a result, the segment saw on average a 35% decline in annual retail revenues last year, according to NSR’s Aeronautical Satcom Market Report, 9th Edition. However, as aviation traffic continues to bounce back.
In its Satellite Capacity Pricing Index report (SCPI7) NSR deep-dives into major aspects modulating bandwidth pricing per application, frequency band and region. Let us look into key pricing trends for the short, medium and long term. While applications and frequency bands exhibit distinct pricing trends per region, we can identify general patterns…
The inflight connectivity (IFC) market has taken off over the past decade and is now witnessing the third wave of transition to next-generation networks, primarily driven by an upgrade to capacity from high throughput satellites (HTS) and extreme high throughput satellites (XTS). Just 3-4 years ago, market observers referred to HTS and XTS systems as.
NSR’s recently released M2M and IoT via Satellite, 11th Edition, found that Ku-band and VSAT will indeed grow revenues, albeit more slowly than other technology types. Recent innovations will increase and accelerate demand and revenues in the medium and long term.
MSS satellite services, and smallsats are generally the main focus for M2M and IoT nowadays, with narrowband applications being well suited to these technology types. However, NSR also covers the Ku-band and VSAT M2M/IoT markets, which currently take up approximately 21% of overall revenues for satcom M2M/IoT.