In-flight entertainment and connectivity includes services such as video streaming, text messaging, and internet browsing that airliners offer to air passengers on-board. Further, IFEC services are device-agnostic-which can support any portable devices such as tablet, smartphone, and laptops-that enable air passengers to download IFE content on their personal electronic device (PED), which eliminates the need for the use of seat-back video.
The report includes the revenue generated from sales of in-flight entertainment hardwaresuch as wireless hotspot, wireless LAN controller, and wireless access point-and by availing entertainment content and connectivity services such as network planning & designing, consulting service, implementation & integration service, and repair & maintenance services.
The in-flight entertainment and connectivity market is bifurcated based on type into hardware and service. In addition, the service segment is sub-segmented into entertainment and connectivity services. Based on connectivity technology the in-flight entertainment and connectivity market is divided into satellite technology and air-to-ground technology segments. The market is analyzed based on four regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
Advancement in connectivity technologies in developed regions, supportive policies to use personal electronics devices onboard, and growth in number of airline passengers fuel the demand for advanced in-flight connectivity and content streaming services. However, high cost associated with networking technologies and connectivity hardware, and increase in data privacy and security issues are projected to limit the adoption of wireless communication and connectivity services.
The report includes the study of the in-flight entertainment & connectivity market with respect to the growth prospects and restraints based on the regional analysis. The study includes Porters Five Forces analysis of the industry to determine the impact of suppliers, competitors, new entrants, substitutes, and buyers on the market growth.
The key players-operating in the in-flight entertainment and connectivity industry-include EchoStar Corporation, Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., Gogo Inc., Honeywell International Inc., Kymeta Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, SITA (OnAir), Thales Group, Thikom Solutions Inc., and ViaSat Inc.
The global in-flight entertainment and connectivity market is segmented based on type, connectivity technology, and geography. Based on the type, the market is divided into hardware and services. By connectivity technology, the market is segmented into satellite and air-to-ground connectivity technology. Geographically, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
In-flight Entertainment And Connectivity Market Segmentation
Top Impacting Factors
The revenue of the global in-flight entertainment & connectivity market is projected to grow 1.9 times from 2017 to 2023, owing to the increase in impact of the driving factors such as advancement in connectivity technologies, introduction of supportive government policies to promote usage of personal electronic devices onboard, and increase in number of air passengers across the globe. Moreover, the diminishing impact of restraining factors such as high cost associated with installation and deployment of connectivity hardware and technologies and data privacy & security issues are projected to supplement the market growth during the forecast period.
The below mentioned figure signifies the growth potential of the in-flight entertainment & connectivity market among various regions included in the market scope. In terms of revenue, North America in-flight entertainment & connectivity market is projected to dominate the overall market throughout the forecast period owing to increase in number of connected aircrafts and air passengers. In addition, the market in Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR due to rise in expenditure on deployment of air-to-ground and satellite connectivity technologies to improve in-flight connectivity in the region.
Key Investment Pockets
Advancement in Connectivity Technologies in Developed Regions
Continuous investment on innovations and advancement in networking & connectivity technologies has encouraged prominent players to introduce enhanced technologies to sustain competition and gain first mover advantage. Prominent players in the market are aimed at launching hybrid technologies and advanced Wi-Fi devices that can be deployed on aircraft, plying on mid-haul and short haul routes, to enhance bandwidth capacity and connectivity speed.
Growth in Number of Airline Passengers
With increase in number of airline passengers, demand for in-flight entertainment and connectivity services is also on an increase at a significant rate.
- The study provides an in-depth analysis of the in-flight entertainment and connectivity market along with current and future trends to elucidate the imminent investment pockets.
- Information regarding key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with their impact analysis on the in-flight entertainment and connectivity market is provided in the report.
- Porters Five Forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers and suppliers operating in the in-flight entertainment and connectivity industry.
- The quantitative analysis of the global market from 2017 to 2023 is provided in the report to determine the in-flight entertainment and connectivity market size and potential.
In-flight Entertainment And Connectivity Market Key Segments
The in-flight entertainment and connectivity market is segmented based on type, connectivity technology, and geography.
- Connectivity service
- Entertainment service
By Connectivity Technology
- Satellite connectivity
- Air-to-ground connectivity
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East
Key Market Players Profiled in the Report
- EchoStar Corporation
- Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
- Gogo Inc.
- Honeywell International Inc.
- Kymeta Corporation
- Panasonic Corporation
- SITA (OnAir)
- Thales Group
- Thikom Solutions Inc.
- ViaSat Inc.