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  • Maritime markets have long been labelled the ‘sleeping giant’ of mobility satcom. Not as driven as in-flight connectivity, nor as full of potential as the connected car, maritime in years past seemed quite content to stay on its slow and steady growth course.

    However, falling capacity prices, new form factors and possibilities from analytics as well as upcoming LEO constellations are making broadband satcom connectivity more and more enticing to maritime fleets. From Navarino and Thuraya…

  • Airlines to Take IFC Controls

    Jul 18th, 2018 by Claude Rousseau   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Despite the common notion that Wi-Fi is free, there remain ‘havens’ where it is still a fee-based service.  In-flight connectivity (IFC) is one such market, and recent news shows it will remain a paying service for many passengers as more airlines takes control over it.

    Directing connectivity and bandwidth services, with more freedom on setting prices to drive take-up rates (on top of selling perfume and cigarettes onboard) will allow airlines to leverage large IFC CAPEX investments in…

  • As digitalization continues to move across the O&G sector, new sources and production capacity continues to come online.  “Big Data” and real-time data are fundamentally transforming the how of Oil & Gas exploration & production – pushing more bi-directional transfer of information from well to HQ.  With all of this data information, VSAT Broadband connectivity will continue to mirror its terrestrially-connected counterparts.  Combined with lower latency options that are only going to…