PARIS – In-flight broadband provider Gogo Inc. on Aug. 4 said early results from its 2Ku satellite broadband service suggest it is outperforming expectations and will pay for itself within two or three years of installation on a commercial jet.<...
Satellite fleet operator APT Satellite Holdings of Hong Kong has created a joint venture with mainland Chinese institutions to launch a global mobile broadband satellite network aimed principally at the aeronautical and maritime markets, APT said July 23.
Airlines seeking to future-proof their satellite broadband investments should be able to purchase a single antenna system that works with multiple satellite systems but the satellite owners have not yet made that happen, satellite fleet operators said.
Gogo’s claims that its new 2Ku antenna will provide airline passengers with speeds equivalent to ViaSat’s drew a sharp response from ViaSat's CEO.
Airline broadband providers disagree whether today’s aeronautical connectivity business, valued at less than $1 billion, will be hugely more valuable in the coming years as bandwidth demand by airlines for their own purposes dwarfs demand by passengers.