Advanced Television


Survey: Post-Covid travel should include better IFC

A recent Intelsat survey points to future trends in Inflight Connectivity (IFC), as passengers screenings and air travel begin returning to pre-Covid levels. In a blog post, the satellite operator says that it is no surprise that the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the commercial aviation industry. ”With global vaccination rates surging, however, airlines […]

April 8, 2021By Colin Mann

OneWeb links with SatixFy for IFC

Satellite constellation operator OneWeb is linking with SatixFy which develops multi-beam communication antennas. The pair want to tap into demand for In Flight Communications and broadband. The two say they have signed an agreement to develop a new In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) terminal that will work over the OneWeb network as well as on Geostationary (GEO) […]

March 19, 2021By Chris Forrester

Viasat signs MOU with Gazprom Space

California-based Viasat has signed a Memorandum of Understand (MOU) with Russia’s Gazprom Space System and telco TMC. The agreement will supply connectivity for in-flight connectivity (IFC) for airlines flying into and over Russia. Viasat says: “Russia is a key region for in-flight communications, comprised of 11 time zones, and providing, among other things, the shortest […]

February 12, 2021By Chris Forrester

Research: Covid-19 shakes up IFC Industry

In its latest research, Euroconsult provides a strategic review of the market reset resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic and its significant impact on the aviation industry. In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) has been a key driver for the entire ecosystem and constituted a $1.4 billion market in 2019. Current restrictions on travel and health concerns, however, are […]

September 10, 2020

Time for aircraft IFC to consolidate

The embryonic In Flight Entertainment and Connectivity industry has been badly hurt by the Covid-19 pandemic. No flights mean no passengers, and nobody to tap into aircraft-based broadband. Indeed, last week it emerged that Delta Airlines is contemplating offering ‘free’ WiFi on its US routes, and looking to trim its fees to its (current) main […]

June 15, 2020