Internet aboard ship – New satellite installations to double

Posted: 03/13/2012 in all marine news

John Konrad –

 Do you have access to gCaptain both on land and at sea ?

If you answered no then space communications consulting firm Euroconsult has good news.

On Friday, they released new figures forecasting the number of satellite communications terminals in the global maritime market will nearly double over the next decade.

In the second edition of its ‘Maritime Telecom Solutions by Satellite’ report the company says that, while MSS terminals are still expected to account for the majority of terminals deployed over the decade, VSAT service providers should gain significant market share in terms of revenue during the period.

“Onboard bandwidth requirements keep growing, driving the maritime market in a direction quite beneficial to satellite communications,” said Wei Li, senior consultant at Euroconsult.

“Fully integrated IP applications providing internet access, audio and video streaming, and the integration of ships into corporate networks generate significant capacity demand at sea.”

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