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Archive: September 2017 (X)

  • In the race to gain more customers for its onboard Wi-Fi service, airlines are following a path that could be surprisingly efficient to generating more revenues: they are giving it away.  That is, partially. Indeed, the hope is that some free airtime will lead passengers to get hooked and pay for continued or better service.

    The moves by airlines to monetize what is a costly investment to their passengers in what is still a highly fragmented inflight connectivity (IFC) market, could set…

  • Fixing Up the FSS Market

    Sep 7th, 2017 by Blaine Curcio   More from this Analyst | Profile

    When looking at future growth opportunities for satellite operators, most revenue growth will come from HTS, with this corresponding to the significant amount of HTS capacity entering the market over the coming years. However, as NSR shows in its Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 14th Edition, nearly 90% of satellite telecom revenues today come from traditional FSS C-band/Ku-band/Ka-band (i.e. non-HTS capacity). Furthermore, while this figure will decline to around 40% of all…