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VIDEO: Live TV coming to long-haul flights for FIFA World Cup

Panasonic Avionics shows off its new in-flight television service and reveals details about how it is building a critical mass of airline customers.

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Ku-band connectivity hiccups cited by research firm

Having read my recent blog post, ‘SOMEBODY is making money on in-flight connectivity’, research firm Northern Sky Research (NSR) felt compelled to add a little color to its report about the Ku-band sector, and in so doing, dropped a few potential nuggets. Improperly installed antennas? Server overloads? Could this explain why some user experiences of […]

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Come on Delta, you’ve got competition!

Readers of this blog knew a week ago that United-Continental was planning fleet-wide connectivity, and had tapped Panasonic Avionics for a portion of the business. But it was still great to see confirmation of the news today from the horse’s mouth as well as some precious details about the mammoth deal, which calls for the […]

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SOMEBODY is making money on in-flight connectivity

[Gently amended to add a few more names to the hardware list.]______________________________________________________________________________Commercial passenger connectivity “is here to stay”. And while L-Band aeronautical services are “clearly in the lead”, Ku-band broadband “is setting blistering pace for units and revenues”. So says Northern Sky Research in its latest satellite market report, which estimates that the global MSS […]

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More connectivity clarity…this time from Aircell

How do different in-flight connectivity systems stack up against each other? Aircell, the business aviation communications unit of commercial provider Gogo, has provided the #bizav industry with a new handy dandy report. Please note that the peak speeds listed are just that – the peaks! All in-flight connectivity service providers are seeing speed valleys, including […]

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Row 44 talks LUV installs, hybrid solutions & real-time credit!

The company that used to be SO difficult for me to nail down, Row 44, is now ready to talk…a lot! I recently sat down with Row 44′s chief commercial officer Howard Lefkowitz, who proceeded to drop the following super-juicy newsy nuggets of love: 1) Some 200 Boeing 737s in Southwest Airlines’ fleet are expected […]

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The DL on the 791, yo!

I love in-flight InternetAccessing in-flight Internet requires an antennaErgo, I love antennasI was never very good at logic. In fact I received a “D” in the subject in college. I had better things to do at 8am, like sleep off a hangover or watch my boyfriend sleep off a hangover or drink coffee at Eat […]

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Row 44 news breaking tonight…

Update: Row 44 released the following statement this morning. Love, love, love the BBC ___________________________________________________________________________Original blogIn-flight connectivity service provider Row 44 is poised to announce a series of new relationships in the live IPTV space. CNBC, MSNBC, Versus (to be known as NBC Sports Network from early next year), Bloomberg, Fox News and Fox Business […]

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Game on! Major League Baseball coming to Southwest aircraft

I’m not a big sports enthusiast, with the exception of ladies’ ice skating, but even I can appreciate the gravity of what’s in store for Southwest Airlines passengers. RWG has learned that in-flight connectivity service provider Row 44 is poised to announce a deal with Major League Baseball to live stream games in video and […]

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UPDATE 1: Airbus is in-flight connectivity force to be reckoned with

(Updated to include comment from TAM) TAM made big news this week with the announcement that it will offer OnAir in-flight connectivity on 27 Airbus A350-900 XWBs, 10 A330s, and 12 Boeing 777-300ERs in addition to its A320 family of jets. The Brazilian carrier deserves kudos for recognizing the importance of offering in-flight connectivity to […]

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