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In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity
OverviewOur new In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity research is an essential guide for stakeholders across the aviation and communications industry. It provides recommendations on developing a successful strategy for monetisation and content delivery of IFEC (In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity), in addition to key insights from 5 year forecasts.
The research provides a detailed assessment of how advancing technologies are catalysing the market to rapid adoption; analysing the technologies that may be leveraged for the IFEC market in future. It also analyses key trends, with particular emphasis on the disruptive impact of Low Cost Carriers and the emerging business models of the most innovative players in the IFEC space.
The research includes:
  • Market Trends & Opportunities (PDF)
  • 5 Year Market Sizing & Forecast Spreadsheet (Excel)

Key Features

  • Sector Assessment: Understand the key sectors of this market and how they are being driven forward, encompassing the below:
    • Business models present in the segment, including BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
    • Key trends influencing the sector
    • Strategic recommendations for stakeholders in this space
  • Regional Analysis: Detailed analysis of each of our 8 key regions and its current state of IFEC adoption, as well as predictions of future growth.
  • Analysis of IFEC Technologies: Investigates key current and emerging technologies for IFEC, how they are influencing the market and will continue to develop in the future.
  • Benchmark Industry Forecasts: Provided for size and growth of the IFEC market, broken down by commercial aircraft and business aircraft, as well as a forecast on in-flight roaming:
    • Connected Aircraft, by Satellite, ATG or Hybrid systems
    • Connectivity Revenues
    • In-flight Entertainment Fitted (Fixed, Wireless)
    • In-flight Entertainment Revenues
    • In-flight Roaming Revenues
  • Juniper Leaderboard: 17 leading IFEC vendors compared, scored and positioned on the Juniper Leaderboard, including:
    • Gogo
    • Panasonic Avionics
    • GEE (Global Eagle Entertainment)
    • Thales Group
    • Bluebox Aviation Systems
    • Zodiac Aerospace
    • Rockwell Collins
    • Honeywell Aerospace
    • BAE Systems
    • Lufthansa Systems
    • Inmarsat
    • Viasat
    • Astronics
    • Iridium
    • SmartSky Networks
    • Digecor

Key Questions

  1. Who are the key vendors disrupting this market?
  2. What emerging technologies will drive adoption in the future?
  3. What is the current IFEC market worth, and how will it develop over the next 5 years?
  4. What are the key opportunities available to stakeholders in this space?
  5. What are the growth prospects for in-flight roaming over the next 5 years?

Companies Referenced

Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeromexico, AeroMobile, Air Canada, Air China, Air France-KLM, Air India, Air Inuit, Air Nostrum, AirAsia, Airbus, Amazon, American Airlines, ANA, APEX, Astronics, AT&T, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Azul Linhas Aéreas, BAE Systems, Bell Canada, Berlitz, BIPT (Belgian Institute for Postal services and Telecommunications), Bluebox Aviation Systems, Boeing, Bombardier, British Airways, CAAC (Civil Air Administration of China), Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Cobalt Air, Delta Airlines, Deutsche Telekom, Digecor, Dragonair, EAN (European Aviation Network), EasyJet, Embraer, Emirates Airlines, ESA (European Space Agency), Ethiopian Airlines, Eurowings, Eutelsat, Facebook, Forbes, Garuda Indonesia, GEE (Global Eagle Entertainment), GoAir, Gogo, GOL Airlines, GUE Tech, GX Aviation, Hainan Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Honeywell Aerospace, Hong Kong Airlines, IAG (International Airlines Group), IATA (International Air Transport Association), Iberia, ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), Immfly, IndiGo, Inflight VR, Inmarsat, Iridium, JAL, Jet Airways, JetBlue, LATAM Group, Lion Air Group, Lufthansa Group, Lufthansa Systems, Malaysian Airlines, NASA, Nokia, Norwegian Air, OneWeb, Panasonic Avionics, PayPal, Pegasus Airlines, Pratt & Witney, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Rockwell Collins, Rokki, Ryanair, S7 Group, Safran, Samsung, Saudi Royal Fleet, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SITA (Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques), SITAONAIR, SmartSky Networks, Solaseed Air, South African Airways, Southwest Airlines, SpaceX, SpiceJet, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Portugal, Thales Group, TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India), Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, UPS Airlines, UTC (United Technologies Corporation), Viasat, Virgin Australia, Vistara, Vodafone, Volotea, Vueling, WestJet, WhatsApp, Wizz Air, XL Airways, Zodiac Aerospace.

Data & Interactive Forecast

Juniper’s In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity forecast suite includes:
  • Country level data splits for:
    • Canada
    • UK
    • US
    • Plus 8 key global regions
  • Forecasts for size and growth of the IFEC market, broken down by:
    • Commercial Aircraft
      • Connected Aircraft, by Satellite, ATG or Hybrid systems
      • Connectivity Revenues
      • In-flight Entertainment Adoption (Fixed, Wireless)
      • In-flight Entertainment Revenues
  • Business Aircraft
    • Connected Aircraft, by Satellite, ATG or Hybrid systems
    • Connectivity Revenues
    • In-flight Entertainment Adoption (Fixed, Wireless)
    • In-flight Entertainment Revenues
  • In-flight Roaming
    • Unique In-flight Roaming Users
    • Average Spend Per User
    • In-flight Roaming Revenues
  • Interactive Scenario tool allowing user the ability to manipulate Juniper’s data for 12 different metrics.
  • Access to the full set of forecast data of 103 tables and over 7,800 datapoints.
Juniper Research’s highly granular interactive Excels enable clients to manipulate Juniper’s forecast data and charts to test their own assumptions and compare markets side by side in customised charts and tables. IFxls greatly increase clients’ ability to both understand a particular market and to integrate their own views into the model.  

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In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity: Technologies, Business Models and Key Vendors 2018-2023

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Juniper has thoroughly assessed the In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity market landscape; delivering a must-read report for industry stakeholders wishing to understand the emerging area.
Readers will find an in-depth analysis of the IFEC market, as well as a detailed regional assessment of IFEC status and future opportunities. This is coupled with strategic recommendations for vendors throughout the market.
The research suite includes:
  1. Market Trends & Opportunities: Key trend analysis allied to strategic recommendations on market opportunities for vendors across the IFEC market.
  2. Strategic Analysis: IFEC regional analysis, coupled with Juniper’s Leaderboard assessment for 17 leading vendors.
  3. Interactive Forecast Excel: 5 year forecasts for IFEC, including:
    1. Connected Aircraft Installed Base
    2. Connectivity Enablement Revenues
    3. In-flight Roaming Revenues
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Research Details

Nick Maynard
Telco Service Providers
8 Key Regions - includes North America, Latin America, West Europe, Central & East Europe, Far East & China, Indian Subcontinent, Rest of Asia Pacific and Africa & Middle East
Canada, UK, USA

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