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Global Satellite-based Automatic Identification Systems Market 2016-2020

About the Satellite Based Automatic Identification Systems (S-AIS) Market

The S-AIS is a very high-frequency automatic vessel tracking system that provides location information to ships and shore stations through electronic exchange of data regarding position, identification, course, and speed. AIS enables two-way communication between coastal authorities and several vessels using satellite communication technology.

This vessel identification system is used to avoid collisions and for maritime domain awareness, search and rescue, environmental monitoring, and maritime intelligence applications. S-AIS is equipped to track the location of vessels in remote places such as open oceans, which is beyond the reach of terrestrial-based AIS monitoring systems.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global satellite based automatic identification systems (S-AIS) market to grow at a CAGR of 25.48% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global satellite based automatic identification systems (S-AIS) market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the following:

  • Revenue generated from the provision of AIS data to government agencies and commercial customers
  • Revenue generated from the subscription-based AIS services such as data-as-a-service (DaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings
  • Revenue generated from M2M services for providing communication channel between various connected devices
  • Revenue generated from big data analytics companies who provide insightful AIS data intelligence
  • Revenue generated from satellite launch companies for enabling very high frequency (VHF) satellite communication to access AIS related information
  • Consolidated revenue generated from third-party suppliers who help in activities such as marketing, sales, distribution, global business expansion, and satellite technology providers
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Satellite Based Automatic Identification Systems (S-AIS) Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • exactEarth
  • Iridium Communications
  • ORBCOMM
  • Saab
  • Thales
Other prominent vendors
  • New JRC
  • Saab AB
  • Furuno Electric
  • Garmin International
  • Raytheon
  • L-3 Communications
  • Kongsberg
  • Raymarine
  • Maritec
Market driver
  • Increased maritime traffic
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High cost of replacing satellites at the end of service life
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Use of AIS tool for new maritime transportation applications
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Satellite Based Automatic Identification Systems (S-AIS) Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global satellite based automatic identification systems (S-AIS) market: exactEarth, Iridium Communications, ORBCOMM, Saab, and Thales.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: New JRC, Saab AB, Furuno Electric, Garmin International, Raytheon, L-3 Communications, Kongsberg, Raymarine, and Maritec.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “A trend which is boosting market growth is the use of the AIS tool for new marine transportation applications. AIS was mainly conceived for deployment on vessels for the purpose of safety and avoidance of collision. The flexible technology of AIS is now enabling other marine applications such as aids to navigation (ATON), an AIS transceiver specially designed for installation on buoys, lighthouses, and other maritime infrastructure.”

According to the report, a key growth driver is the increased maritime traffic. Over the decades, the maritime traffic has increased significantly with the increasing number of ships traversing the oceans. Maritime traffic has approximately increased four-fold during the last two decades. The major reason for increased traffic is world trade. Industrial nations and emerging economies of energy and mineral resources such as China and India are highly involved in goods transport to distant countries via waterways. Information and communications technology have evolved dramatically to reduce the cost of accessibility and mobility. According to IMO regulations, it is mandatory that all the vessels should be deployed with the AIS unit to monitor the shipping traffic to avoid a collision and increase safety aspects.

Further, the report states that one challenge that could hamper market growth is the high cost of replacing satellites at the end of their service life. Though satellites are insured, companies do not get any insurance against losses such as business interruptions, revenue losses, and the presence of anti-satellite devices.

Companies Mentioned

exactEarth, Iridium Communications, ORBCOMM, Saab, Thales, New JRC, Saab AB, Furuno Electric, Garmin International, Raytheon, L-3 Communications, Kongsberg, Raymarine, Maritec.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Service offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Maritime value chain
      • Table Global navigation satellite system statistics
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global S-AIS market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by transponders type
    • Market segmentation by transponders type
      • Table Global S-AIS market by transponder type 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global S-AIS market by Class A transponders 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global S-AIS market by Class B transponders 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Market segmentation by AIS application
      • Table Global S-AIS market by application 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global S-AIS market by defense application 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global S-AIS market by intelligence and security application 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global S-AIS market by search and rescue application 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global S-AIS market by other applications 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Market segmentation by end-user
      • Table Global S-AIS market by end-users 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global S-AIS market by government agencies 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global S-AIS market by commercial customers 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market segmentation by geography
      • Table Global S-AIS market by geography 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global S-AIS market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global S-AIS market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global S-AIS market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Table Active vessels across the world by April 2016
    • Table Types of vessels
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Several maritime data breaches along the timeline
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • M&A
    • Key vendor analysis
      • Table exactEarth: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table exactEarth: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table exactEarth: Business segmentation by customer category 2015
      • Table exactEarth: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Iridium Communications: Service segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Iridium communications: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Iridium communications: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table Iridium communications: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table ORBCOMM: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table ORBCOMM: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table ORBCOMM: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Saab AB: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Saab AB: Business segmentation by market revenue 2015
      • Table Saab: Business segmentation by market revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Thales: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table Thales: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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