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5G Market in Aviation

The 5G Market in Aviation is estimated to be USD XX billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 3.9 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 52.7% from 2021 to 2027.

Latest added 5G Market in Aviation research study by MarketDigits offers detailed product outlook and elaborates market review till 2027. The market Study is segmented by key regions that is accelerating the marketization. At present, the market is sharping its presence and some of the key players in the study are Ericsson, Nokia, Cisco Systems, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Gogo LLC, Global Eagle Entertainment, ONEWEB, Aeromobile Communications, Smartsky Networks, Inseego Corp and Intelsat. The study is a perfect mix of qualitative and quantitative Market data collected and validated majorly through primary data and secondary sources.

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This report studies the 5G Market in Aviation size, industry status and forecast, competition landscape and growth opportunity. This research report categorizes the 5G Market in Aviation by companies, region, type and end-use industry.

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To Avail deep insights of 5G Market in Aviation Size, competition landscape is provided i.e. Revenue Analysis (M $US) by Company (2018-2020), Segment Revenue Market Share (%) by Players (2018-2020) and further a qualitative analysis is made towards market concentration rate, product/service differences, new entrants and the technological trends in future.

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The growing demand for better flight experience and the need for fast internet connectivity at airports and aircraft is expected to drive the market in the coming years.

Market overview:

Based on end-use, 5G infrastructure for airport segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the market in 2021

Based on end-use, 5G infrastructure for airport is estimated to account for the largest share of the overall market in 2021. With the growing establishment of smart connected airports, the demand for the 5G network to support these smart connected airports is also increasing. For instance, London City Airport (UK), in 2018, invested around USD 900,000 for the establishment of the interconnected sensor network and data hub to track the flow of passengers in the airport. With rising air passenger traffic across the world, the installation of 5G will help in enhancing such operations in airports by facilitating ultra-high-speed connectivity, thereby fueling the growth of aviation 5G, across the globe.

Based on technology, the enhanced mobile broadband segment estimated to account for the major market share in 2021

eMBB is an evolution to the existing 4G network and can also be termed as the initial phase of 5G services. Prominent applications involved with eMBB include in-flight entertainment, real-time air traffic alerts, real-time video streaming, games with 3D and 4K resolutions, and high-speed internet access for latent-free cloud access. There is a growing demand for better flight experience, which, in turn, is fueling the demand for eMBB technology used in in-flight 5G connectivity.

Based on application, the aircraft operations segment estimated to account for the major market share in 2021

Based on application, the aircraft operations segment is estimated to account for the major market share in 2021. 5G services for aircraft operations comprise the facilitation of 5G services to airlines. Airlines install 5G infrastructure to enhance the existing Wi-Fi connectivity in their aircraft. They procure a one-time package of 5G network for their aircraft fleet from the vendors operating in the telecom industry. The adoption of 5G network will be higher for international flights as these are long haul flights with a mandatory requirement for Wi-Fi connectivity. Rise in demand for better flight experience and fast internet connection throughout flight journey will fuel growth of 5G services market in aircraft operations.

Based on region, North America is estimated to account for the largest share of the 5G market in aviation in 2021

North America is one of the leading markets for 5G in aviation, in terms of research and development activities in 5G technology for aviation, network design/deployment, and presence of key market players. The region has a high demand for air travel, and there is tremendous growth in air passenger traffic. The rise in passenger traffic is leading to an increase in demand for good internet connectivity in airports as well as aircraft. In addition, the rise of connected aircraft and smart airports in this region is boosting the growth of the regional market. The region is well known for its high adoption rate of new and advanced technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), AI, and autonomous/connected aircraft. Qualcomm, Intel, Cisco Systems, and AT&T are some of the major market players based in North America. In 2017, AT&T conducted 5G trials in the US cities of Austin, Waco, Kalamazoo, and South Bend.

Driver: Need for fast internet connectivity

Passengers spend a lot of time at airports. According to a survey by Dufry (Switzerland) in 2018, passengers across the globe spend an average of 180 minutes at airports; this can reach as high as 4 hours when passengers have connecting flights. With many airports being constructed on the outskirts of cities, the unavailability of strong and fast internet connectivity is a major issue faced by travelers. The high-speed and long-range capabilities of 5G is expected to effectually address this issue. In 2018, the International Air Transport Association (Canada) forecast that air passengers across the globe would double to 8.2 billion by 2037. Along with this tremendous growth in air passenger traffic, the demand for fast internet by air passengers will also rise, thereby leading to the growth of the market for 5G in aviation in the coming years

Opportunity: Deployment of flying taxis and delivery drones

While the early adopters of 5G in aviation would be commercial airlines and airports, there will be a huge opportunity for 5G connectivity providers from air taxis/eVTOL (electronic vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft as well as cargo drones/delivery drones. With a rise in demand for quick intercity and intracity transportation, the demand for eVTOL aircraft is expected to increase in the near future. In June 2019, Uber (US) partnered with AT&T (US) to research the applicability of 5G in air taxis.

Challenge: Huge investment involved in developing 5G infrastructure

With regard to the 5G market in aviation, in 2018, Air France (France) anticipated the initial cost of deploying 5G to range between USD 5 million and USD 6 million in aircraft, and between USD 4 million and USD 5 million at airports. The cost of deployment is high, owing to the lack of availability of infrastructure that would support 5G in the current market. For instance, 4G connectivity is provided through a low-band spectrum ranging between a width of 5 to 10 megahertz (MHz). 5G, which is estimated to be 10 times faster than 4G, would require spectrum bands with a width more than 200 MHz. Therefore, the huge investment requirement is one of the major challenges for the 5G market in aviation.

Regional CAGRs of the 5G Market in Aviation

Scope of the Report

5G Market in Aviation, By End-use

  • 5G Infrastructure for Airport
  • 5G Infrastructure for Aircraft

5G Market in Aviation, By Communication Infrastructure

  • Small cell
  • Distributed Antenna System

5G Market in Aviation, By Technology

  • Enhanced Mobile Broadband
  • Fixed Wireless Access
  • Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications/ Massive Machine Type Communications

5G Market in Aviation, By Application

  • Airport Operations
  • Aircraft Operations

5G Market in Aviation, By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

Key market players in the 5G market in aviation include Ericsson (Sweden), Nokia (Finland), Cisco Systems (US), Panasonic Avionics Corporation (US), Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (China), Gogo LLC (US), Global Eagle Entertainment (US), ONEWEB (US), Aeromobile Communications (UK), Smartsky Networks (US), Inseego Corp (US) and Intelsat (US).

Recent Developments:

  • In April 2019, the company partnered with TIM (Italy), for installing 5G demo area at Leonardo Da Vinci airport in Rome, Italy, to provide live and virtual guided tour services to passengers at Terminal 3 of the airport.
  • In May 2019, Gogo announced that it developed 5G services for the smaller regional jets and business jets. This 5G service provides faster speed to air-to-ground (ATG) for fast communication services.

Furthermore, years considered for the study are as follows:

Historical year – 2018, 2019

Base year – 2020

Forecast period – 2021 to 2027

Target Audience of the Global 5G Market in Aviation in Market Study:

  • Key Consulting Companies & Advisors
  • Large, medium-sized, and small enterprises
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)
  • Third-party knowledge providers
  • Investment bankers
  • Investors

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