India Flight Wi-Fi Market Size & Share, by Hardware Type (Wireless LAN Controller, Antenna, Access Point); Service (Network & Planning, Video Streaming, Implementation & Integration); Technology (Satellite, Ka-Band, Ku-Band, Air-to-Ground, SBB) - Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2031

  • Report ID: 89
  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

India Flight Wi-Fi Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2022 - 2031

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The India flight Wi-Fi market is estimated to garner robust revenue by the end of 2031 by growing at a CAGR of ~15% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2031. The growth of the market can primarily be attributed to the increasing exports of ICT goods and services. In 2021, the shipment of ICT goods in India were valued at about USD 150 billion. Additionally, in 2020, the export volume of IT goods amounted to approximately USD 250 billion.

India Flight Wi-Fi Market

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Flight Wi-Fi allows people to connect to the internet while they are traveling on an airline. Inflight Wi-Fi is becoming more available on the back of increasing advancements in air-to-ground technology and satellites. An antenna is mounted on the top of the plane to make the connection with the internet. India flight Wi-Fi market trends such as the escalating prevalence of using personal electronic devices, new favorable regulations by aviation authorities, and increasing awareness toward inflight Wi-Fi services are projected to influence the growth of the market positively over the forecast period. For instance, the desktop shipment was estimated to rise by around 32% in 2020 by selling nearly 8 million units. Furthermore, the laptop segment in India is projected to generate revenue of approximately USD 6 billion in 2022.

India Flight Wi-Fi Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Adoption of High Bandwidth Application - It is observed that the median download speeds in India have risen to around 40 MBPS in 2021.

  • Increasing Number of Airline Passengers - For instance, around 150 airports and airstrips in India were estimated to be operational while the airline passenger traffic was projected to be over 100 million in 2021.The ongoing economic and demographic growth has spurred the number of people traveling via airlines. The air traffic is so high that authorities have to set up a solution to decrease it. Furthermore, when people travel via airlines, they need to be connected to the internet to maintain their daily routine. Hence, such a high prevalence is estimated to hike the market growth over the forecast period.

  • Higher Utilization of Internet - The Internet penetration was noticed to be around 46% in the year 2021, while the number of internet users was estimated to be nearly 650 million in 2022.

  • Rising Inclination Toward Streaming Services and OTT Video - The growing inclination toward OTT services can be noticed in India in recent decades, for instance, the revenue generated by the OTT video segment was estimated to be around USD 2 billion in 2022.


  • Higher Costs Associated with the In-Flight Wi-Fi
  • Possibility of Data Breach
  • Shortage of Requisite Technology

The India flight Wi-Fi market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by technology into satellite, ka-band, ku-band, air-to-ground, and SBB, out of which, the ku-band segment is estimated to witness remarkable growth over the forecast period. The growth of the segment is attributed to the spiking installation of ku-band in aircraft. For instance, more than 100 GSO (FSS) ku-band satellites are launched by ISRO for utilization by India. Ku-band is a microwave frequency band that is utilized to establish communication and broadcasting between satellites.

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

India Flight Wi-Fi Market

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The never-ending growth in internet accessibility around the world along with numerous technological advancements comprising 5G, blockchain, cloud services, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) among others have significantly boosted the economic growth in the last two decades. As of April 2021, there were more than 4.5 billion users that were actively using the internet globally. Moreover, the growth in ICT sector has significantly contributed towards GDP growth, labor productivity, and R&D spending among other transformations of economies in different nations of the globe. Furthermore, the production of goods and services in the ICT sector is also contributing to the economic growth and development. As per the statistics in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s database, the ICT good exports (% of total good exports) globally grew from 10.816 in 2015 to 11.536 in 2019. In 2019, these exports in Hong Kong SAR, China amounted to 56.65%, 25.23% in East Asia & Pacific, 26.50% in China, 25.77% in Korea, Rep., 8.74% in the United States, and 35.01% in Vietnam. These are some of the important factors that are boosting the growth of the market.

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the India flight Wi-Fi market includes the following segments:

By Hardware

  • Wireless LAN Controller
  • Antenna
  • Access Point
  • Others

By Service

  • Network & Planning
  • Video Streaming
  • Implementation & Integration
  • Others


By Technology

  • Satellite
  • Ka-Band
  • Ku-Band
  • Air-to-Ground
  • SBB

Top Featured Companies Dominating the India Flight Wi-Fi Market

  • Thales Group
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Viasat, Inc.
  • ThinKom Solutions, Inc.
  • Eutelsat Communications S.A.
  • Anuvu Operations LLC
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Inmarsat Global Limited
  • Kymeta Corporation
  • Gogo LLC
  • Cobham Limited


In the News

  • July 26, 2022: Thales Group’s joint venture with Leonardo, Thales Alenia Space to announce the strategic collaboration with MIPRONS. This agreement is established to develop a very enhanced propulsion system for satellites by using water as fuel.

  • August 23, 2022: Viasat, Inc. to become successful in launching business jet connectivity in Brazil. Along with the global expansion, Viasat Inc. has to face many regulations and taxation to launch their in-flight Wi-Fi solution in the country.

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma

  • Report ID: 89
  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Rising exports of ICT goods and services and the growing adoption of high bandwidth application is estimated to majorly boost the market growth.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~15% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2031.

Higher costs of associated in-flight Wi-Fi and possibility of data breach is estimated to challenge the market growth.

The major players in the market are Viasat, Inc., ThinKom Solutions, Inc., Eutelsat Communications S.A., Anuvu Operations LLC, Honeywell International Inc., Inmarsat Global Limited, Kymeta Corporation, and Gogo LLC.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, the geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue-generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by hardware, services, technology, and by region.

The ku-band segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2031 and display significant growth opportunities.

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