Maritime VSAT vessel count up 25% in 2018, but future growth may be more difficult

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Inmarsat has moved past rival KVH in the number of maritime vessels signed up for its VSAT service, a global market that remains highly dispersed with some 120 players serving 50,000 ships, according to consultancy Comsys’s latest market survey.

The survey’s results show an industry in good health despite what would appear to be a classic argument for consolidation: The top five operators in terms of fleet size — Inmarsat, Marlink, Starlight, KVH and Speedcast — have a total of just . . .

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