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Maritime Satcom Markets, 4th Edition

Published: June 2016

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NSR’s Maritime Satcom Markets, 4th Edition continues as a dedicated focus on the maritime satellite market - from the opportunity for M2M/IoT to the latest Non-GEO HTS capacity slated to launch.  With a deep-dive into the dynamics of this key mobility vertical, 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 cross-comparisons and identification of key maritime vertical markets, Maritime Satcom Markets, 4th 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, 4th Edition continues NSR’s segment-leading analysis.

This report incorporates years of research and analysis of trends with new developments in this evolving market. It addresses key questions about maritime SATCOM services, such as:

  • How much capacity will vessels need for doing business? How much will this capacity cost?
  • How will value-added services affect the way the maritime markets do business?
  • Where is the maritime “big data” demand?
  • What is the demand from river cruises and in-land waterways? Are they supplied by the terrestrial market? Are there opportunities for suppliers?
  • How will GEO-HTS affect the market share? How will Non-GEO-HTS developments affect the market?

As focus grows into the maritime market, vessel growth in the passenger segment remains strong, with leisure dominating the addressable market. Smaller and more attractive terminal form factors, increased value-added services, and “at-home” connectivity expectations are all driving satcom service demand and adoption in the passenger market.

The merchant market will remain the largest market potential for satellite services. Through bridge digitization and improving operations to connected containers and supply-chain optimization efforts, there is a ‘sweet spot’ for nearly all satellite offerings.  Although fishing has more vessels, and offshore has more per-vessel capacity demand, the merchant segment will remain the engine driving growth for maritime satellite communications services.

From a proven methodology and a solid track record, NSR’s Maritime Satcom Markets, 4th Edition report builds on NSR’s series of Mobile Satellite Services reports.  This maritime focused report explores the important trends, drivers, and restraints moving and shaping the maritime satcom markets.  Leveraging NSR’s years of research into this vertical, the report provides a completely fresh 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.

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 has 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 Report is a guide to navigating the ever-changing waters of this industry.

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

Executive Summary
ES.1 State of the Market
ES.2 A Global View Following the Terminal Growth
ES.3 A Global View by Following the Money
ES.4 Maritime Markets Overview
ES.5 Key Report Findings – Addressable Market
ES.6 Key Report Findings – Broadband vs. Non-Broadband Maritime Markets
ES.7 Changing Value Chains & Emerging Technology to Watch 
ES.8 Key Report Findings – Merchant Market
ES.9 Key Report Findings – Passenger Markets
ES.10 Key Report Findings – Offshore Markets
ES.11 Key Report Findings – Fishing Markets
ES.12 Bottom Line: By the Numbers

1. Market Ecosystem
1.1. M&As on the Rise…Again
1.2. Why Consolidate: Maximize Network Utilization?
1.3. Service Provider Market Share, By In-service Units
1.4. Service Provider Market Share, By Revenues
1.5. Developments Above the Deck (Flat Panel Antennas)
1.6. River Cruise & Inland Waterways Finally on the Table?

2. By-Vessel Analysis & Value-Added Ecosystems
2.1. Service Providers are Developing Additional Revenue Streams
2.2. The Web of Applications Continues to Grow More Complex
2.3. Key Decision: Capture $/Month or Mbps?
2.4. The “How”” Add a Server
2.5. The Vessels: “Non-Broadband != ‘Unconnected’… but Probably Under-connected?
2.6. Status Quo: Average Vessel VSAT Provisioning on the Rise: Mbps or $Month?
2.7. Merchant Maritime
2.8. Passenger
2.9. Offshore
2.10. Fishing

3. Global Market Forecasts
3.1. In-service Units
3.2. Retail ARPU
3.3. Service, Equipment and Total Revenues
3.4. Capacity Demand & Revenues

4. Merchant Maritime
4.1. Addressable Market Projections
4.2. Trend: Bigger, yet Better?
4.3. Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
4.4. In-service Units, Global
4.5. Retail ARPU
4.6. Revenues
4.7. Capacity Demand & Revenues
4.8. Merchant Markets – FSS C-band
4.9. Merchant Markets – FSS Ku-band
4.10. Merchant Markets – GEO-HTS C-band
4.11. Merchant Markets – GEO-HTS Ku-band
4.12. Merchant Markets – GEO-HTS Ka-band
4.13. Merchant Markets – MSS Narrowband
4.14. Merchant Markets – MSS Broadband

5. Passenger Maritime
5.1. Addressable Market Projections
5.2. Trend: More Than the Seven Seas?
5.3. Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
5.4. In-service Units
5.5. Retail ARPU
5.6. Revenues
5.7. Capacity Demand & Revenues
5.8. Passenger Markets – FSS C-band
5.9. Passenger Markets – FSS Ku-band
5.10. Passenger Markets – GEO-HTS C-band
5.11. Passenger Markets – GEO-HTS Ku-band
5.12. Passenger Markets – GEO-HTS Ka-band
5.13. Passenger Markets – Non-GEO HTS
5.14. Passenger Markets – MSS Narrowband
5.15. Passenger Markets – MSS Broadband

6. Offshore Maritime
6.1. Addressable Market Projections
6.2. Trend: Waiting Out The Storm
6.3. Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
6.4. In-service Units
6.5. Retail ARPU
6.6. Revenues
6.7. Capacity Demand & Revenues
6.8. Offshore Markets – FSS C-band
6.9. Offshore Markets – FSS Ku-band
6.10. Offshore Markets – GEO-HTS C-band
6.11. Offshore Markets – GEO-HTS Ku-band
6.12. Offshore Markets – GEO-HTS Ka-band
6.13. Offshore Markets – Non-GEO HTS
6.14. Offshore Markets – MSS Narrowband
6.15. Offshore Markets – MSS Broadband

7. Fishing Maritime
7.1. Addressable Market Projections
7.2. Trend: Regulatory Pressure Provides Future Opportunities?
7.3. Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
7.4. In-service Units
7.5. Retail ARPU
7.6. Revenues
7.7. Capacity Demand & Revenues
7.8. Fishing Markets – FSS C-band
7.9. Fishing Markets – FSS Ku-band
7.10. Fishing Markets – GEO-HTS Ku-band
7.11. Fishing Markets – GEO-HTS Ka-band
7.12. Fishing Markets – MSS Narrowband
7.13. Fishing Markets – MSS Broadband

Annex.
A.1 Change Log
A.2 Definitions & Key Terms
A.3 General Approach
A.4 Forecast Methodology


List of Exhibits

Executive Summary
ES.1 State of the Market
ES.2 A Global View Following the Terminal Growth
ES.3 A Global View Following the Money
ES.4 Maritime Markets Overview
        Global Maritime Addressable Market
        Global Maritime In-service Units
        Global Maritime Capacity Demand
ES.5 Key Report Findings – Addressable Market
ES.6 Key Report Findings – Broadband vs. Non-Broadband Maritime Markets
        Average Revenue Per Month for Maritime Broadband by Vessel 
        Broadband vs. Non-Broadband Maritime Vessels by 2025
ES.7 Changing Value-Chains & Emerging Technology to Watch
ES.8 Key Report Findings – Merchant Market
        Merchant In-service Units
        Merchant Retail Revenues
        Merchant Capacity Demand
        Merchant Forecast Overview 
ES.9 Key Report Findings – Passenger Markets
        Passenger In-service Units
        Passenger Retail Revenues
        Passenger Capacity Demand
        Passenger Forecast Overview
ES.10 Key Report Findings – Offshore Markets
        Offshore In-service Units
        Offshore Retail Revenues
        Offshore Capacity Demand
        Offshore Forecast Overview
ES.11 Key Report Findings – Fishing Markets
        Fishing In-service Units
        Fishing Retail Revenues
        Fishing Capacity Demand
        Fishing Forecast Overview
ES.12 Bottom Line: By the Numbers
        Global Maritime In-service Units, by Region
        Global Maritime Retail Revenues, by Capacity Type
        Global Maritime Capacity Demand
        Global Maritime Verticals Forecast Overview

1. Market Ecosystem
1.1. M&As on the Rise…Again
1.2. Why Consolidate: Maximize Network Utilization?
1.3. Service Provider Market Share, by In-service Units
        Main Maritime Service Providers C-band In-Service Units Marketshare, 2015
        Main Maritime Service Providers C/Ku-band In-Service Units Marketshare, 2015
        Main Maritime Service Providers Ku-band In-Service Units Marketshare, 2015
1.4. Service Provider Market Share, by Revenues
        Main Maritime Service Providers Revenues Marketshare, 2015
        Main Maritime Service Providers C/Ku-band In-Service Units Marketshare, 2015
1.5. Developments Above the Deck (Flat Panel Antennas)
        Global FPA Shipped Units by Vertical Market – Mobility
        Commercial Maritime FPA Shipped Units by Freq. Band Distribution, 2025 
1.6. River Cruise & Inland Waterways Finally on the Table?
        In-Service Units, by River Cruise & Inland Waterways vs. Market
        Addressable Market, by River Cruise & Inland Waterways vs. Market
        In-Service Units, by River Cruise & Inland Waterways vs. Market

2. By-Vessel Analysis & Value-Added Ecosystems
2.1. Service Providers are Developing Additional Revenue Streams
2.2. The Web of Applications Continues to Grow More Complex
2.3. Key Decision: Capture $/Month or Mbps?
2.4. The “How”: Add a Server
2.5. “Non-Broadband != ‘Unconnected’… but Probably Under-connected?
        Broadband Maritime Vessels
        Broadband vs. Non-Broadband Maritime Vessels by 2025
2.6. Status Quo: Average Vessel VSAT Provisioning on the Rise: Mbps or $Month?
        Percentage of Maritime Vessels Adopting VSAT
        Average Mbps Demand Per Vessel by Market
        Average Revenue Per Month for Maritime Broadband by Vessel
2.7. Merchant Maritime
        Merchant In-service Units
        Broadband vs. Non-Broadband Maritime Vessels
2.8. Passenger
        Passenger In-service Units
        Broadband vs. Non-Broadband Maritime Vessels
2.9. Offshore
        Offshore In-Service Units
        Broadband vs. Non-Broadband Maritime Vessels
2.10. Fishing
        Fishing In-service Units
        Broadband vs. Non-Broadband Maritime Vessels

3. Global Market Forecasts
3.1. In-service Units
        Global Maritime In-service Units, by Verticals
        Global Maritime In-service Units, by Region
        Global Maritime Verticals In-service Units FSS & HTS
        Global Maritime Verticals In-service Units MSS
3.2. Retail ARPU
        Global Maritime Retail ARPU, FSS & HTS
        Global Maritime Retail ARPU, MSS
3.3. Service, Equipment and Total Revenues
        Global Maritime Service Revenues, by Capacity Type
        Global Maritime Equipment Revenues, by Capacity Type
        Global Maritime Retail Revenues, by Capacity Type
3.4. Capacity Demand & Revenues
        Global Maritime Capacity Demand
        Global Maritime Capacity Revenues

4. Merchant Maritime
4.1. Addressable Market Projections
        Merchant Maritime Addressable Market
        Merchant Maritime Addressable Market, 2015
        Merchant Maritime Addressable Market, 2025
4.2. Trend: Bigger, yet Better?
4.3. Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
4.4. In-service Units, Global
        Merchant In-service Units, by Region
        Merchant In-service Units, by Capacity Type
        Merchant In-service Units FSS & HTS
        Merchant In-service Units MSS
4.5. Retail ARPU
        Merchant Retail ARPU, FSS & HTS
        Merchant Retail ARPU, MSS
4.6. Revenues
        Merchant Service Revenues, by Capacity Type
        Merchant Equipment Revenues, by Capacity Type
        Merchant Retail Revenues, by Capacity Type
4.7. Capacity Demand & Revenues
        Merchant Capacity Demand
        Merchant Capacity Revenues
4.8. Merchant Markets – FSS C-band
        Merchant In-service Units, FSS C-band
        Merchant Retail Revenues, FSS C-band
        Merchant Retail ARPU, FSS C-band
        Merchant FSS C-Band Forecast Overview
4.9. Merchant Markets – FSS Ku-band
        Merchant In-service Units, FSS Ku-band
        Merchant Retail Revenues, FSS Ku-band
        Merchant Retail ARPU, FSS Ku-band
        Merchant FSS Ku-Band Forecast Overview
4.10. Merchant Markets – GEO-HTS C-band
        Merchant In-service Units, GEO-HTS C-band
        Merchant Retail Revenues, GEO-HTS C-band
        Merchant Retail ARPU, GEO-HTS C-band
        Merchant GEO-HTS, C-Band Forecast Overview
4.11. Merchant Markets – GEO-HTS Ku-band
        Merchant In-service Units, GEO-HTS Ku-band
        Merchant Retail Revenues, GEO-HTS Ku-band
        Merchant Retail ARPU, GEO-HTS Ku-band
        Merchant GEO-HTS, Ku-Band Forecast Overview
4.12. Merchant Markets – GEO-HTS Ka-band
        Merchant In-service Units, GEO-HTS Ka-band
        Merchant Retail Revenues, GEO-HTS Ka-band
        Merchant Retail ARPU, GEO-HTS Ka-band
        Merchant GEO-HTS, Ka-Band Forecast Overview
4.13. Merchant Markets – MSS Narrowband
        Merchant In-service Units, MSS Narrowband
        Merchant Retail Revenues, MSS Narrowband
        Merchant Retail ARPU, MSS Narrowband
        Merchant MSS Narrowband Forecast Overview
4.14. Merchant Markets – MSS Broadband
        Merchant In-service Units, MSS Broadband
        Merchant Retail Revenues, MSS Broadband
        Merchant Retail ARPU, MSS Broadband
        Merchant MSS Broadband Forecast Overview

5. Passenger Maritime
5.1. Addressable Market Projections
        Passenger Maritime Addressable Market
        Passenger Maritime Addressable Market, 2015
        Passenger Maritime Addressable Market, 2025
5.2. Trend: More Than the Seven Seas?
5.3. Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
5.4. In-service Units
        Passenger In-service Units, by Region
        Passenger In-service Units, by Capacity Type
        Passenger In-service Units FSS & HTS
        Passenger In-service Units MSS
5.5. Retail ARPU
        Passenger Retail ARPU, FSS & HTS
        Passenger Retail ARPU, MSS
5.6. Revenues
        Passenger Service Revenues, by Capacity Type
        Passenger Equipment Revenues, by Capacity Type
        Passenger Retail Revenues, by Capacity Type
5.7. Capacity Demand & Revenues
        Passenger Capacity Demand
        Passenger Capacity Revenues
5.8. Passenger Markets – FSS C-band
        Passenger In-service Units, FSS C-band
        Passenger Retail Revenues, FSS C-band
        Passenger Retail ARPU, FSS C-band
        Passenger FSS C-Band Forecast Overview
5.9. Passenger Markets – FSS Ku-band
        Passenger In-service Units, FSS Ku-band
        Passenger Retail Revenues, FSS Ku-band
        Passenger Retail ARPU, FSS Ku-band
        Passenger FSS Ku-Band Forecast Overview
5.10. Passenger Markets – GEO-HTS C-band
        Passenger In-service Units, GEO-HTS C-band
        Passenger Retail Revenues, GEO-HTS C-band
        Passenger Retail ARPU, GEO-HTS C-band
        Passenger GEO-HTS, C-Band Forecast Overview
5.11. Passenger Markets – GEO-HTS Ku-band
        Passenger In-service Units, GEO-HTS Ku-band
        Passenger Retail Revenues, GEO-HTS Ku-band
        Passenger Retail ARPU, GEO-HTS Ku-band
        Passenger GEO-HTS, Ku-Band Forecast Overview
5.12. Passenger Markets – GEO-HTS Ka-band
        Passenger In-service Units, GEO-HTS Ka-band
        Passenger Retail Revenues, GEO-HTS Ka-band
        Passenger Retail ARPU, GEO-HTS Ka-band
        Passenger GEO-HTS, Ka-Band Forecast Overview
5.13. Passenger Markets – Non-GEO HTS
        Passenger In-service Units, Non-GEO HTS
        Passenger Retail Revenues, Non-GEO HTS
        Passenger Retail ARPU, Non-GEO HTS
        Passenger Non-GEO HTS Forecast Overview
5.14. Passenger Markets – MSS Narrowband
        Passenger In-service Units, MSS Narrowband
        Passenger Retail Revenues, MSS Narrowband
        Passenger Retail ARPU, MSS Narrowband
        Passenger MSS Narrowband Forecast Overview
5.15. Passenger Markets – MSS Broadband
        Passenger In-service Units, MSS Broadband
        Passenger Retail Revenues, MSS Broadband
        Passenger Retail ARPU, MSS Broadband
        Passenger MSS Broadband Forecast Overview

6. Offshore Maritime
6.1. Addressable Market Projections
        Offshore Maritime Addressable Market
        Offshore Maritime Addressable Market, 2015
        Offshore Maritime Addressable Market, 2025
6.2. Trend: Waiting Out The Storm
6.3. Market Outlook and Strategic Considerations
6.4. In-service Units
        Offshore In-service Units, by Region
        Offshore In-service Units, by Capacity Type
        Offshore In-service Units FSS & HTS
        Offshore In-service Units MSS
6.5. Retail ARPU
        Offshore Retail ARPU, FSS & HTS
        Offshore Retail ARPU, MSS
6.6. Revenues
        Offshore Service Revenues, by Capacity Type
        Offshore Equipment Revenues, by Capacity Type
        Offshore Retail Revenues, by Capacity Type
6.7. Capacity Demand & Revenues
        Offshore Capacity Demand
        Offshore Capacity Revenues
6.8. Offshore Markets – FSS C-band
        Offshore In-service Units, FSS C-band
        Offshore Retail Revenues, FSS C-band
        Offshore Retail ARPU, FSS C-band
        Offshore FSS C-Band Forecast Overview
6.9. Offshore Markets – FSS Ku-band
        Offshore In-service Units, FSS Ku-band
        Offshore Retail Revenues, FSS Ku-band
        Offshore Retail ARPU, FSS Ku-band
        Offshore FSS Ku-Band Forecast Overview
6.10. Offshore Markets – GEO-HTS C-band
        Offshore In-service Units, GEO-HTS C-band
        Offshore Retail Revenues, GEO-HTS C-band
        Offshore Retail ARPU, GEO-HTS C-band
        Offshore GEO-HTS, C-Band Forecast Overview
6.11. Offshore Markets – GEO-HTS Ku-band
        Offshore In-service Units, GEO-HTS Ku-band
        Offshore Retail Revenues, GEO-HTS Ku-band
        Offshore Retail ARPU, GEO-HTS Ku-band
        Offshore GEO-HTS, Ku-Band Forecast Overview
6.12. Offshore Markets – GEO-HTS Ka-band
        Offshore In-service Units, GEO-HTS Ka-band
        Offshore Retail Revenues, GEO-HTS Ka-band
        Offshore Retail ARPU, GEO-HTS Ka-band
        Offshore GEO-HTS, Ka-Band Forecast Overview
6.13. Offshore Markets – Non-GEO HTS
        Offshore In-service Units, Non-GEO HTS
        Offshore Retail Revenues, Non-GEO HTS
        Offshore Retail ARPU, Non-GEO HTS
        Offshore Non-GEO HTS Forecast Overview
6.14. Offshore Markets – MSS Narrowband
        Offshore In-service Units, MSS Narrowband
        Offshore Retail Revenues, MSS Narrowband
        Offshore Retail ARPU, MSS Narrowband
        Offshore MSS Narrowband Forecast Overview
6.15. Offshore Markets – MSS Broadband
        Offshore In-service Units, MSS Broadband
        Offshore Retail Revenues, MSS Broadband
        Offshore Retail ARPU, MSS Broadband
        Offshore MSS Broadband Forecast Overview