DUBLIN, November 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Airline Passenger Communications System Market 2016-2020" report to their offering.
The global airline passenger communications system is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 8.65% during the period 2016-2020. Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: One of latest trends in the market is investment in assistive technologies for differently abled passengers. Passengers with restricted mobility or visual impairment require special assistance from both the airport operators and airlines. The hardest obstacle that such passengers face during air travel is navigating their way through an airport. Therefore, airlines and airport operators are seeking alternative approaches for aiding passengers with sensory disabilities. In order to address this challenge, the term assistive technology has been coined for designating a mix of products and services which are aimed at enhancing the experiences of passengers with physical and cognitive difficulties. Assistive technology solutions encompass apparatus, electronic devices, network environments, as well as an assortment of designated inclusive services. These are used in different situations for different purposes, including mobility solutions, communication systems, as well as a support for visual or hearing impairments. According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is passengers' predisposition to remain connected. Mobile data consumption has significantly increased over the past few years with a CAGR of more than 100% over 2010-2014. According to Technavio analysis, it is estimated that by 2020, the global data consumption will surpass 36 exabytes per month, which is 10 times more compared to 2014. In 2015, 4G devices represented 14% of the global mobile devices but accounted for 47% of the mobile data traffic. On an average, a 4G connection generates six times more traffic than a conventional non-4G connection. With evolving technologies supporting higher data speeds, it should be noted that 4G devices consume twice the data used by 3G devices.