The inflight connectivity (IFC) market has taken off over the past decade and is now witnessing the third wave of transition to next-generation networks, primarily driven by an upgrade to capacity from high throughput satellites (HTS) and extreme high throughput satellites (XTS). Just 3-4 years ago, market observers referred to HTS and XTS systems as.
IFC Revenue to Reach $38.8 Billion by 2030, Driven by HTS Capacity Demand Cambridge, MA – NSR’s latest report, Aeronautical Satcom Markets, 9th Edition (Aero9) sees a rebound on the horizon for significantly impacted aero In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services, with a U-shaped recovery underway and revenue expected to reach $38.8 Billion through 2030. A clear trend of.
Authors: Christopher Baugh | Carlos Placido (independent adviser) Historians point out that a common effect of pandemics is the acceleration of trends already underway. This concept may well apply to high-profile satcom players filing for Chapter-11 during 2020, all within a relatively short period of time; a scenario previously foreseen but precipitated by the pandemic..
At the recent Satellite 2019 and the AIX 2019 conferences, there were many discussions centered on enhancing the passenger experience and, in the process, monetizing what is still today relatively low returns on IFC investments by airlines.
2018 emerged as an understatement compared to the hype generated by satellite operators. Revenue didn’t rebound according to expectations, pricing and backlog both declined across operators, and video finally showed no signs of further growth, as multiple operators posted revenue declines in video even with marginally increasing demand. Looking downstream, suffice it to say that.