On this episode of the Connected Aircraft Podcast, Brad Grady, independent consultant gives some updates and insight on how COVID-19 is continuing to impact in-flight connectivity (IFC ), antenna technology, the concept of free in-flight Internet, and more.
During the summer travel season, I won’t lie that In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) is at least one of the criteria my family uses to decide which airline we travel. And, while I’m the first one to pull out my devices and do a speed test, speed alone is not enough to have “incredible passenger Wi-Fi.” Few.
When NSR noted that IFC markets did not do so well in 2018, it was not comparing the ‘hype’ with its forecast, but rather its own forecast with respect to contracts signed, antenna production, installation rates and aircraft to be outfitted. All these factors did not pan out as expected and despite a rather gloomy.