Monthly Archive: November 2017

Maximising the spectrum efficiency of in-flight connectivity with cellular

In-flight connectivity is an increasingly significant priority for airlines around the world. Deployments of in-flight wireless networks, especially Wi-Fi, are accelerating. Indeed, the latest research from Inmarsat highlights that Wi-Fi is already well past the point of being a ‘nice to have’ for passengers. It’s not even simply expected as standard. It is demanded. Inmarsat’s 2017 In-flight Connectivity Survey, based on responses from over 9,000 airline passengers from across the globe, shows that 60% of passengers believe in-flight connectivity is “not a luxury, it is a necessity”. The research also highlighted that this demand is creating clear commercial incentives for airlines to embrace on-board connectivity. According to Inmarsat’s...