In Flight Wi Fi Services Market
Global Market Study on In-Flight Wi-Fi Services: Rising Demand for In-Flight Connectivity & Entertainment Services Driving Market Growth
In Flight Wi-Fi Services Market Segmented By Antenna, Wireless Access Point, Wireless LAN Controller, Wireless Hotspot Gateway Hardware and Implementation and Integration Service, Network Planning and Designing Service, Support Service, Video Streaming Service by Air-to-ground Technology, Satellite Technology
In-flight Wi-Fi services market revenue is estimated to reach US$ 5.5 Bn in 2021, and is expected to surge at a stellar CAGR of close to 22% until the end of 2031. The market is anticipated to hit a market valuation that is nearly 7x of the market value in 2021, by the end of 2031. These in-flight Wi-Fi services industry insights also suggest a surge of the South Korean market at a staggering CAGR of 30% for the decade.
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- Gogo Inc.
- Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
- Panasonic Corporation.
- Thales Group.
- SITA (OnAir).
- Honeywell International Inc.
- Kymeta Corporation.
- Thikom Solutions Inc.
- ViaSat Inc.
- EchoStar Corporation.
Key Points Covered in In-Flight Wi-Fi Services Market Survey:
- Market estimates and forecast 2016-2031
- Key drivers and restraints impacting market growth
- Segment-wise, country-wise, and region-wise analysis
- Competition mapping and benchmarking
- Brand share and market share analysis
- Key product innovations and regulatory climate
- COVID-19 Impact on in-flight Wi-Fi services and how to navigate
- Recommendation on key winning strategies
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Developments in In-Flight Wi-Fi Services
Increasing inclination of consumers toward application of high bandwidth has sharply driven demand for in-flight Wi-Fi Analytics services. The need for bandwidth to run applications and do tasks has advanced substantially, and to fulfil the demand for this, in-flight Wi-Fi service providers are now stepping up their game.
SpaceX, a venture by Elon Musk, who is also the pioneer of automotive giant Tesla, is now in talks with several airline companies to provide fast in-flight Wi-Fi in the near future. The space agency is aiming to accomplish this by utilizing its Starlink satellite Internet network. This will enable travelers onboard to enjoy high-speed Internet connectivity.
With around 1,800 satellites already launched for the Starlink network, as stated by SpaceX, Internet speeds are expected surge over the coming years. However, this will only be put to test when SpaceX actually provides the service in one of the flights of other carriers.
Emirates, a huge name in the airline industry, has also recently announced that it has bought back live TV to its commercial aircraft for passengers, but in-flight Wi-Fi has not been talked about, since it was turned off to cut down licensing costs when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020. The cut down of in-flight Wi-Fi will affect consumers when pandemic restrictions are lifted, but the addition of this service for Emirates’ customers is unlikely.
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In-flight Wi-Fi services refers to onboard internet service provided on aircraft, which can be accessed by passengers via personal electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.
The global in-flight Wi-Fi services market estimations have slated the market expansion at a CAGR nearly 5% more than the CAGR of last 5 years and a valuation worth US$ 39 Bn over the span of next ten years.
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Globally, the in-flight Wi-Fi services market is witnessing significant growth due to increasing consumer inclination towards high bandwidth applications such as on-demand video streaming, watching high definition videos and surfing media-rich web pages while travelling by flight, especially in developed regions.
Also, increasing awareness regarding in-flight Wi-Fi services in developing regions across the globe as well as favorable regulations by aviation authorities for usage of personal electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets during all phases of flight are also fueling the growth of the global in-flight Wi-Fi services market.
Restraints to the Market
However, the high initial cost associated with the implementation of in-flight Wi-Fi services hardware along with an increase in cabin weight with the installation of hardware, are leading to higher operational costs for airlines. This, in turn, is impeding the growth of the global in-flight Wi-Fi services market to a certain extent.
The global in-flight Wi-Fi services market is segmented on the basis of type, technology and region. By type, the market is segmented into hardware and service. Of these segments, hardware segment dominated the market in the past, with over 3/5 market share in terms of revenue contribution.
By technology, the global in-flight Wi-Fi services market is segmented into air-to-ground technology and satellite technology. The air-to-ground technology was the dominant segment in the past but however, satellite technology is anticipated to emerge as the dominant segment by 2021, due to growing adoption of satellite technologies such as Ku-band and Ka-band by airlines across the globe.
On the basis of geography, the global in-flight Wi-Fi services market is segmented into five major regions such as North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America; among these, North America held an impressive share of around 1/3 of the global market share in 2020.
Wi-Fi is a wireless communication technology that provides high-speed wireless connectivity over radio waves. Wi-Fi technology enables wireless connectivity through radio frequencies between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.
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Key Market Players
The key players operating in the global in-flight Wi-Fi services market include Gogo Inc., Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., ViaSat Inc., Thales Group, Panasonic Corporation, Sita, Honeywell International Inc., Kymeta Corporation, and Thinkom Solutions Inc.