MSUA-11: In-flight Connectivity: Show Me the Money

Date of Event:
March 11th, 2014

Run Time:
13:30 - 14:45

Room Number:
140A

Track:
MSUA-11




Deployment of new Ku and Ka-band in-flight connectivity solutions is now well underway in short and long haul aircraft, and Inmarsat’s Global Xpress service is expected to add to the range of available options in 2015. However, to date the financial results for providers such as Gogo and Row44 have been somewhat disappointing, because only a limited number of airline passengers have been prepared to pay for connectivity. Substantial investment is also required both to upgrade Gogo’s North American Air-To-Ground network and to secure the satellite capacity necessary for global coverage. In this panel, representatives from many of the key industry players will discuss how they expect connectivity revenues to grow in the next few years to provide a return on their investment, and debate which solutions will win out in the long run. Separate MSUA-11 Conference registration required to attend.

Moderator:
Mary Kirby

Title:
Founder and Editor


Speaker:
Angela Vargo

Title:
Manager of Inflight Product Development


Speaker:
John Guidon

Title:
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer


Speaker:
Jamie Perry

Title:
Director of Product Development


Speaker:
David Bruner

Title:
VP Global Communications Services




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