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Feature: From Wimbledon to 30,000 feet via inflight connectivity

Feature: From Wimbledon to 30,000 feet via inflight connectivity

Get Connected’s Steve Nichols was recently invited to see how IMG and Panasonic Avionics work together to bring live sports to passengers on flights worldwide via inflight connectivity. This is… Read more »

How does Solar Impulse 2 use inflight connectivity?

How does Solar Impulse 2 use inflight connectivity?

“Get Connected’s” Steve Nichols was recently invited to visit the Monaco-based Mission Control Centre (MCC) for “Solar Impulse 2” – the solar-powered aircraft attempting to be the first to fly… Read more »

Inflight connectivity: Survey finds global demand hits new highs

Inflight connectivity: Survey finds global demand hits new highs

A new survey conducted by Inmarsat and GfK shows that 92% of passengers would like to access inflight connectivity and 54% would prefer it over in-flight meals The comprehensive surveys of… Read more »

Global Positioning Satellites and their role in inflight connectivity

Global Positioning Satellites and their role in inflight connectivity

Feature: The US Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) are an integral part of the world of inflight connectivity. If it were not for GPS an inflight connectivity system wouldn’t know where… Read more »

Inmarsat outlines how hybrid EAN connectivity will work

Inmarsat outlines how hybrid EAN connectivity will work

Aircraft flying European routes will soon have access to Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network (EAN), a hybrid satellite/air-to-ground (ATG) inflight connectivity platform. The system promises to offer passengers a high-quality, high-speed… Read more »

Euroconsult: Inflight connectivity to surpass $5Bn by 2025

Euroconsult: Inflight connectivity to surpass $5Bn by 2025

Euroconsult’s newly-released report, “Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity”, says total revenues from inflight connectivity services are expected to grow from $700 million in 2015 to nearly $5.4 billion by 2025…. Read more »

IFEC: Report says global market worth $5.8bn by 2020

IFEC: Report says global market worth $5.8bn by 2020

Research and Markets has launched a new report entitled “In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFEC) Market by Product Type, Aircraft Type & Fit – Analysis & Global Forecasts to 2020”. The… Read more »

Try Get Connected’s 2015 inflight connectivity quiz

Try Get Connected’s 2015 inflight connectivity quiz

How much do you know about the inflight connectivity business? Have you got your finger on the connectivity pulse? If you think you have, try your hand at our Christmas… Read more »

Scientific breakthrough could mean smaller satellite antennas

Scientific breakthrough could mean smaller satellite antennas

Scientists at the University of Cambridge in the UK say they have discovered a new way of generating radio waves that could mean aircraft satellite antennas become a lot smaller… Read more »

Gogo unveils 4G connectivity for business aircraft

Gogo unveils 4G connectivity for business aircraft

Gogo is introducing a new air-to-ground 4G inflight connectivity solution for business aircraft. Available from the beginning of 2017, it says Gogo Biz 4G will represents “a significant increase in capability… Read more »

Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband finds new applications

Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband finds new applications

Often in the shadow of Inmarsat’s upcoming Ka-band Global Xpress (GX) service, SwiftBroadband (SBB) is getting a new lease of life thanks to a service upgrade, a new satellite and… Read more »

Feature: Kymeta mTenna promises lightweight connectivity

Feature: Kymeta mTenna promises lightweight connectivity

Update: Since our original feature in 2014, Kymeta has given more information on how its flat-panel metamaterial antennas work. Our original feature has therefore been updated. Kymeta says its mTenna… Read more »

What exactly is a satellite radome and what does it do?

What exactly is a satellite radome and what does it do?

Spare a thought for the little white bump sitting on top of an aircraft. What you are looking at is probably a radome – a cover for the sophisticated satellite… Read more »

China airlines have sights on a future with inflight connectivity

China airlines have sights on a future with inflight connectivity

China is fast catching up with the western world in terms of its take-up of inflight connectivity and inflight Wi-FI. China’s three state-owned carriers — Air China, China Eastern Airlines… Read more »

Focus: Gogo has global aspirations for inflight WiFi  connectivity

Focus: Gogo has global aspirations for inflight WiFi connectivity

Connectivity provider Gogo is busy throwing off its North American-only image and stretching out further across the globe. Gogo president and CEO Michael Small told “Get Connected” that it was… Read more »

Is the Inmarsat I-5 F3 launch delay really that important?

Is the Inmarsat I-5 F3 launch delay really that important?

The recent failure of a Russian Proton rocket has put back plans for the global launch of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band connectivity service. But has the market overreacted? Steve Nichols… Read more »

AIX2015: Thales InFlyt Experience is born

AIX2015: Thales InFlyt Experience is born

Thales has given its inflight entertainment and communications business a new name. It is now called Thales InFlyt Experience. A rebranding was hinted at during the APEX Expo in Anaheim… Read more »

Report: Inflight connectivity could be worth £3.2bn by 2024

Report: Inflight connectivity could be worth £3.2bn by 2024

A new report from Northern Sky Research says inflight connectivity retail revenues could hit US $3.2 billion by 2024. NSR’s Aeronautical Satcom Markets, 3rd Edition report, says Ku-band (especially HTS) installs on… Read more »

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