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,.
NSR Senior Analyst Carlos Placido believes the pandemic weighed strongly on how Comtech valued Gilat, as Gilat’s position in the pre-COVID, growing In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) market was a main driver for the acquisition.
NSR pegs this opportunity at more than $12B in cumulative revenues for India and the rest of South Asia in the next 10 years in its Global Satellite Capacity Supply and Demand, 17th Edition report.
According to NSR’s Aeronautical Satcom Markets, 8th Edition report, 43% of the total number of IFC offering airlines cumulating to 31% of all aircraft now use an Airline-directed business model.
10-Year Growth to Approach 10%, Propelled by Aero Market Rebound and Long-Term Requirements for Connectivity Cambridge, MA – NSR’s Aeronautical Satcom Markets, 8th Edition report projects a viable long-term In-flight Connectivity (IFC) market, despite significant near-term challenges due to COVID-19. Coming off a challenging 2018 and 2019, 2020 has already seriously disrupted the IFC market,.