Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity analyzes the IFEC market for both commercial airlines and business aviation. Over 15 interviews have been conducted with stakeholders from around the globe and across the full value chain, including satellite operators, service providers, antenna/modem manufacturers and airlines. The report assesses trends for both content & equipment provision.
Highlights of the report:
Total revenues from passenger connectivity services are expected to grow from $700 million in 2015 to nearly $5.4 billion by 2025, a 23% CAGR over the 10-year period. At the end of 2015, 72 airlines had already installed or announced plans to install passenger connectivity systems on board, and the number of connected commercial aircraft had increased by 21% compared to the end of 2014.
The launch of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) in both Ku-band and Ka-band is expected to be a game-changer for the in-flight connectivity market. Total Ka-band HTS supply will increase threefold to reach 1,500 Gbps by 2018, while Ku-band HTS supply will increase fivefold to reach 285 Gbps in 2018. Beyond 2018, an even larger volume of capacity, targeting the in-flight connectivity market, is expected. HTS systems will not only tremendously increase data speeds to the plane compared to regular satellite systems, but will also significantly lower costs, thereby further driving the adoption of IFC services. With more airlines opting for cabin connectivity, companies that have not yet made a decision will be increasingly pressured to offer such services to match their competitors.
The number of connected commercial aircraft is expected to grow from 5,300 to 23,100 over the 2015-2025 period, accounting for 62% of the global fleet. In the business aviation market, the share of VSAT solutions is also seen increasing dramatically, as the largest service providers on the commercial aviation market announced plans at the end of 2015 to address this market.
- 130 pages - More than 70 graphs and table - PDF, Excel & PPT Files - The report covers 6 regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia, Oceania
Key trends, drivers & forecasts:
IFEC market drivers, inhibitors, and key applications
- Overview and trends of the IFE market - Analysis of IFE content distribution - Inhibitors constraining IFE development
Analysis and prospects of business aviation and commercial airline markets
- Analysis of the business aviation and commercial aviation addressable market - Analysis of airlines' IFEC business model - Regional analysis of IFEC current installations and ten-year forecasts on the business aviation and commercial aircraft markets
Strategies & performance of IFEC providers
- Divergent strategies of IFE market players - Analysis of in-flight connectivity service providers - Analysis of satellite operators - Market share of connectivity service providers on the commercial aircraft market - Market share by operators on the business jet market