Global Market Study on In-Flight Wi-Fi: North America Expected to Remain the Most Attractive Regional Market Through 2025


In Flight Wi Fi Services Market
  • Published On : Nov-2017 |
  • Pages : 187 Pages |
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Report Synopsis

Persistence Market Research offers an eight year forecast for the In-Flight Wi-Fi market between 2017 and 2025. This study demonstrates the market dynamics and trends globally across the regions North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America and Middle East and Africa which influence the current nature and future status of the In-Flight Wi-Fi market over the forecast period.

Report Description & Structure

This research report provides detailed analysis of the In-Flight Wi-Fi market and offers insights on the various factors impacting revenue growth of the global market. The market study provides comprehensive assessment of stakeholder strategies and imperatives for succeeding in the business. The report starts with an overview of the global In-Flight Wi-Fi market in terms of value. In addition, this section includes analysis of key trends, drivers and restraints influencing the global In-Flight Wi-Fi market. Impact analysis of key growth drivers and restraints are included in this report to facilitate clients with crystal clear decision-making insights. A detailed analysis has been provided for every market segment in terms of market size analysis for In-Flight Wi-Fi across the different regions. The next section presents a detailed analysis of the In-Flight Wi-Fi market across various countries in the assessed regions. It provides a market outlook for 2017–2025 and sets the forecast within the context of the global In-Flight Wi-Fi including latest technological developments as well as service offerings in the market. This study discusses key trends within countries contributing to the growth of the market, as well as analyses the degree at which drivers are influencing this market in each region.

In the final section of the report, we include a competitive landscape to provide clients with a dashboard view based on categories of providers in the value chain, presence in the global In-Flight Wi-Fi portfolio and key differentiators. This section is primarily designed to provide clients with an objective and detailed comparative assessment of key providers specific to a market segment in the In-Flight Wi-Fi value chain and the potential players for the same. Report audiences can gain segment-specific vendor insights to identify and evaluate key competitors based on an in-depth assessment of capabilities and success in the marketplace. Detailed profiles of providers are also included in the scope of the report to evaluate their long-term and short-term strategies, key offerings and recent developments in the global In-Flight Wi-Fi market.

Research Methodology

This report evaluates the present scenario and the growth prospects of the In-Flight Wi-Fi market across various regions globally for the period 2017 –2025. We have considered 2016 as the base year and provided data for the trailing 12 months. The forecast presented here assesses the total revenue by value across the market. In order to offer an accurate forecast, we have started by sizing the current market, which forms the basis of how the global In-Flight Wi-Fi market will develop in the future. Given the characteristics of the market, we have triangulated the outcome of different analyses based on the technology trends. In addition, it is imperative to note that in an ever-fluctuating global economy, we not only conduct forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also analyze the market on the basis of key parameters such as year-on-year (Y-o-Y) growth to understand the predictability of the market and to identify the right opportunities across the market.

Market Segmentation

  • By Component
    • Hardware
      • Antenna
      • Wireless Access Point
      • Wireless Hotspot Gateway
      • Wireless LAN Controller
      • Other Hardware
    • Services
      • Network Planning & Design
      • Implementation & Integration
      • Video Streaming Service
      • Other Support Service
  • By Technology
    • Air-to Ground Technology
    • Satellite Technology
      • Ka-Band
      • Ku-Band
      • SBB

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Western Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • A&NZ
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • North Africa
    • South Africa
    • GCC
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Factors boosting revenue growth of the global In-Flight Wi-Fi market

Increasing demand for in-flight connectivity and entertainment services and growing focus of airlines to enhance passenger experience are major factors driving revenue growth of the global In-Flight Wi-Fi market. Some of the factors driving growth in revenue of the global market include:

Technological advancements: Ongoing advancements in networking technologies in the market are encouraging key players to introduce innovative technologies and devices that can be deployed on flights to enhance connectivity speed and bandwidth capacity, even on mid-haul and short haul routes. Other satellite technologies such as Ka band and SBB band are also being deployed by major players to gain first mover advantage in the market.

Favorable regulations to use mobile devices on flight: Introduction of favorable regulations that permit use of personal electronics devices during all phases of flight to watch videos, read e-books and play games is creating significant opportunity for in-flight Wi-Fi services providers.

Increasing demand for in-flight connectivity and entertainment services: Currently, demand for in-flight connectivity and entertainment services is increasing, especially in developed regions such as North America and Western Europe. This is mainly due to the rise in the number of passengers traveling on trans-oceanic or international flights, as these are long duration flights.

Growing focus of airlines to enhance passenger experience: Major airlines are emphasizing on equipping their aircraft with cost-effective high-speed Wi-Fi systems based on advanced technologies in order to offer uninterrupted internet services to passengers, thereby enhancing the overall passenger experience and satisfaction. Airlines across the globe are also focusing on deploying advanced connectivity technologies on flights in order to gain first mover advantage and to get a technology edge over competitors. This, in turn, is fueling growth of the global In-flight Wi-Fi market.

North America to lead the global market in terms of revenue share during the forecast period

Among the regions, North America is projected to exhibit relatively high growth in the global market, registering a CAGR of 14.0% over the forecast period. In terms of value, North America is anticipated to increase 2.8X between 2017 and 2025. In 2016, the market in North America was valued at US$ 1,585.9 Mn and is expected to witness steady growth in terms of revenue throughout the forecast period. In terms of value, the Asia Pacific regional market is anticipated to increase 3.0X between 2017 and 2025. The market in Asia Pacific is expected to register high Y-o-Y growth rates throughout the forecast period. In terms of value, the Asia Pacific In-Flight Wi-Fi market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 15.1% during the forecast period. In-Flight Wi-Fi providers can focus on expanding their technologies across several countries in APAC and North America regions such as India, China and U.S.

global in flight wi fi market

Key developments trending the global In-Flight Wi-Fi market

Growing consumer inclination towards high bandwidth applications: Currently, airline passengers in developed regions are increasingly inclined towards high-bandwidth applications such as watching HD videos and live broadcast and surfing media-rich webpages. This, in turn, is encouraging in-flight Wi-Fi service providers to offer high-speed connectivity services with enhanced bandwidth capacity e.g. ranging between 9 Mbps and 40 Mbps.

Airlines shift towards satellite technology: Major airlines, especially in developed countries such as the U.S. and Canada are shifting from air-to-ground technology to satellite networking technology, as it offers high bandwidth capacity and helps airlines enhance the overall passenger experience. Also, airlines in developing regions are entering into partnerships with major players that offer satellite-based connectivity and content services, in order to deliver high-speed internet services to gain a competitive advantage in the global market.

Growth in acquisitions & mergers: The global In-Flight Wi-Fi market has witnessed a surge in mergers and acquisitions in recent years. This trend is anticipated to continue over the next few years, as major global players are focusing on enhancing their presence and existing product portfolio, and are strategically eyeing regional markets.

Company Profiles

  • Gogo LLC
  • Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
  • ViaSat Inc.
  • Thales Group
  • SITA
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • ThinKom Solutions Inc.
  • Kymeta Corporation
  • EchoStar Corporation
  • Others
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