VSAT is the acronym of Very Small Aperture Terminal, the term 'Very Small' coming from relatively small sized antenna mounted on walls, roof tops or ground. VSATs are communication terminals that transmit and receive text, audio, and video data using satellite broadband internet services. A VSAT network comprises a main station or hub and other sites located at remote places, which communicate with the satellite. These networks provide good wireless broadband connectivity in remote areas where wireline connectivity is not possible. To transmit and receive data, VSAT systems and applications make use of geostationary satellites that are placed in the geostationary orbit over the equator at an altitude of 35,786 kilometres.
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Maritime VSAT market to grow at a CAGR of 8.01 percent over the period 2014-2018.
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The Global Maritime VSAT market can be segmented into two segments as Services and Terminals, which is further divided into four sub-segments. Services include Ku-band Services, L-band Services, C-band Services and HTS Services, whereas Terminals include Ku-band Terminals, L-band Terminals, C-band Terminals and HTS Terminals.