Diseconomies of Scale in Aero IFC

The inflight connectivity (IFC) market continues to shine as an attractive vertical for satellite operators, prompting some operators to move downstream. At the same time, service providers are investing in upstream capabilities to remain competitive. Depending on how analysts view the market, IFC shows both signs of a maturing landscape with the recent consolidations and.

Aero Value-Chain, Any Space for New Players?

During the Connected Aviation Intelligence Summit virtual panel on 9 June 2021, executives from SpaceX, OneWeb, and Telesat forecast that most IFC capacity will come from Low-Earth Orbit systems over the next decade. SpaceX and Telesat executives expressed higher optimism that LEO will claim 90% or more of IFC services by 2030. This begs the question,.

Avionics International: Will LEO Change the Paradigm of IFC Service ?

NSR said that LEO models may give way to third party partnerships, in which a company like Fortnite, Minecraft, or a real-time chat application, partners with an airline to pay for the LEO service to promote their offering. Overall, NSR said that airlines will have to weigh their needs when it comes to route map,.