New maritime VSAT report – Navigating New Waters: How to Leverage VSAT Innovation to Meet Growing Customer Needs
As the growth rate for VSAT-equipped vessels is expected to jump 9.1 percent CAGR by 2026 (NSR), maritime operators are seeking the most value from their connectivity investment to support larger deployments and a growing range of applications.
From commercial shipping vessels sending diagnostic data to shore, to cruise ships connecting floating communities, to yachts streaming TV for passengers, to oil rigs supporting video surveillance, the goal is a fully connected operation.
However, this new vision of the “connected ship” presents a new challenge of managing a global wireless network at sea that serves a much broader suite of applications and end users. When evaluating the right communications solution, maritime operators need to consider their long-term plans for a broad range of applications across their fleet and service territory.
Those maritime operators that can best leverage new technology innovations will be able to navigate their next phase of growth. To learn more on this subject, read iDirect’s new report, Navigating New Waters: How to Leverage VSAT Innovation to Meet Growing Customer Needs, which covers:
- Bringing HTS capacity onboard in the immediate future, while developing a long-term plan to integrate capacity across all orbits
- Improving how maritime operators pool bandwidth across their entire fleet and myriad applications
- How regional companies can adopt inter-provider roaming agreements to economically and quickly expand their service areas
- Adopting ground-breaking new flat-panel antenna designs and software-defined modems to lower their capital and operating costs