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Air New Zealand Selects Inmarsat GX for Global In-Flight Wi-Fi

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Air New Zealand has signed a contract for Inmarsat’s GX Aviation service which will deliver high speed Wi-Fi internet access to passengers on  its long and short-haul flights, with seamless global coverage. “We’re very excited about working with Air New Zealand. They’re an innovative organisation and have taken a fresh… 

In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity Market Will Be Worth $9.82 Billion by 2024, Report

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In a recently released report, San Francisco-based Grand View Research, Inc. projects the global In-Flight Entertainment And Connectivity (IFEC) market will reach USD 9.82 billion by 2024.

“The emergence of BYOD and development of novel wireless solutions are expected to boost market growth,” the research group states. “The increasing commercial aviation & fleet expansion have further bolstered industry growth. Growing availability of HD content across dynamic platforms are expected to increase IFEC systems’ demand.”

IAG Rocks EU, Goes for Gogo’s 2Ku

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Gogo has announced a deal with International Airlines Group (IAG) to install Gogo’s 2Ku technology on 118 British Airways, four Aer Lingus Boeing 757, and up to 15 Iberia long-haul aircraft.

As Wi-Fi Space Race Intensifies, Gogo Takes Bold Leap to Global Coverage

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Gogo has announced a new Major Capacity Agreement with satellite company Intelsat on the Intelsat Globalised Network, becoming the anchor tenant for the world’s first GEO/LEO Shared Network, Intelsat/OneWeb.

“Gogo’s open strategy gives us the ability to look to the entire satellite market for innovation, and Intelsat’s EpicNG satellites combined with OneWeb’s LEO constellation offers numerous advantages for aviation,” said Gogo’s president and CEO, Michael Small.

New Modem Will Be Big Boost to Wi-Fi Performance, Gogo States

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Gogo says users should expect “significantly” better W-Fi connections as a result of the upgrade to the satellite modem used in its Next Generation 2Ku and Ku satellite technologies.

The new modem “will significantly increase throughput from the satellite to end users” Gogo states, promising speeds of up to 400 Mbps to an aircraft. The modem will also support streaming of films and television programming viewed on the internet.

SES and Panasonic Avionics Sign Deal to Offer High-Speed Wi-Fi and TV Over the Americas

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Satellite operator SES S.A. and Panasonic Avionics have announced two multi-year, High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity agreements which will serve aeronautical, maritime, and oil and gas markets across the Americas. These contracts will allow Panasonic access to SES-14 and SES-15 satellites, and represent the company’s largest boost of bandwidth capacity to date, through high-powered HTS spot… 

Battle of Satellite Providers Promises Faster, Better Wi-Fi in Europe’s Skies..Soon

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For now, most of the skies over Europe are quite places to work, read a book, watch a film on our personal electronic devices, or simply delight in the view through the window–and what a view it is!

But technology is advancing, and all of that will change soon. Satellite providers are battling to cover the European skies and the battle is heating up.

For now, most of the skies over Europe are quite places to work, read a book, watch a film on our personal electronic devices, or simply delight in the view through the window–and what a view it is!

But technology is advancing, and all of that will change soon. Satellite providers are battling to cover the European skies and the battle is heating up.

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