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Qatar Airways Picks Inmarsat GX Aviation Broadband

Qatar Airways will offer its passengers next generation Inmarsat GX Aviation in-flight broadband solution, becoming the first Middle East airline to select the platform. Under this agreement, Inmarsat (ISAT.L), provider of global mobile satellite communications, and Qatar Airways will deliver the […]

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#Airline Passenger Experience#In-Flight Connectivity#In-Flight Entertainment

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

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.”

#Airline Passenger Experience#Aviation Matters#In-Flight Connectivity#Technically Speaking

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

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.

#Airline Passenger Experience#Aviation Matters#In-Flight Connectivity#Technically Speaking

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

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.

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

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 […]