Maritime Communications

In 2015 the global maritime satellite communications market reached close to 338,000 terminals, $953 million in revenue at the satellite operator level and $1.7 billion in revenue at the service provider level.

The value of the maritime satcom market will continue to grow over the next decade, with a CAGR of 5% in terminals and revenue over the 10-year period. Ever-increasing data communications needs and the massive launch of new generation High Throughput Satellite (HTS) systems are expected to drive growth.

Regarding MSS services, competition and migration to VSATs will continue on large vessels. However, the development of smaller and cheaper MSS broadband ternimals covering basic communications needs of small vessels will open up a new market for MSS broadband. This low-ARPU yet high-volume vertical market is expected to be the main growth driver for MSS services. Consolidation in the sector is expected to continue and will benefit service providers with higher purchasing power and economies of scale.


Sector dynamics, analysis & forecasts for the maritime satcom market


A Sample of Our Consulting Expertise

  • Market assessment for Asia, the Middle East and Africa
  • • External due diligence of a regional operator over Europe and Africa
  • • Independent assessment of a satellite project in Latin America
  • Commercial due diligence of a teleport operator in the Middle East
  • • Due diligence of a satellite service provider in Asia Pacific
  • Independent valuation of a transponder agreement
  • • Commercial due diligence for a global MSS operator
  • • Commercial due diligence of a regional MSS satellite system in EMEA/Asia
  • • Commercial due diligence of a global MSS satellite system
  • • Assessment for demand in emerging regional markets