Monthly vessel data usage up 22% in twelve months – report

Maritime monthly vessel data usage has increased some 22% in the last 12 months, according to a report from communications software provider GTMaritime.

The figures were produced by analysing traffic transferred via the company’s systems during the period between 1 November 2022 and 31 October 2023.

“Over the last 12 months, we have seen the amount of data used by vessels increase from 7.8 terabits a month to more than 10.6 terabits,” said Jamie Jones, Operations Director, GTMaritime.

“This is a massive increase in data usage, and while part of that growth is due to a rise in the number of vessels using GTMaritime solutions, there has also been a 22% increase in the average amount of data per mailbox recorded over the same reporting period.”

“Advances in maritime digitalisation and satellite communications have given the industry access to far higher bandwidths than ever before, and the introduction of LEO networks is another massive step forward in maritime connectivity. Increased data flows also heighten the need for secure, reliable and maritime-optimised solutions.”

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