The report, now available on ASDReports recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Maritime VSAT Market: Harris Caprock, Hughes, Inmarsat, KVH, RigNet, ViaSat and VT iDirect
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: EMC, Comtech Telecommunications, Vizada (EADS Group), MTN Satellite Communications, Eutelsat, OmniAccess, Imtech Marine, SpeedCast, and Telespazi.
Commenting on the report, an analyst said: “Most maritime VSAT service providers depend on the Ku-band, leading to the overcrowding of the Ku-band frequencies. Installation of the Ku-band terminals also requires more time. Therefore, many operators are shifting to the Ka-band. The Ka-band offers a wider spectrum, resulting in higher capacity and serving many users simultaneously. Because of these benefits, most VSAT antenna manufacturers are manufacturing Ka-band antennas. In addition, Ku-band antennas are being upgraded to the Ka-band.”
According to the report, safety and security at sea for vessels and crew is a major concern for maritime companies. Adoption of satellite communication systems ensures the safety and security of ships from terrorism, armed robbery, and piracy. It has also helped make communication at sea secure and reliable.
Further, the report states that the large stabilized antenna platform and advanced terminal electronics makes the equipment and installation cost of maritime VSAT higher than that of the L-band products. A typical maritime VSAT installation costs between $50,000 and $100,000. Therefore, only heavy data users install this set-up while most small vessels rely on the smaller and cheaper L-band products.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.
Source: ASDReports - Market Research
Date: Nov 2, 2015