In 2019, WBA launched the In-Flight Connectivity white paper which provides perspectives of the key drivers to growing demand for in-flight Wi-Fi access in airplanes and the evolving technical advancements in offering seamless customer experiences in connectivity from the latest in-flight solutions.


Moving forward, WBA will focus on the creation of a concise vision on how a frictionless connection to the airplane Wi-Fi network will significantly improve the user experience and dramatically increase the uptake rate in service by providing a seamless, accessible, reliable and high-performing experience for the user gate-to-gate.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Target Audience

Target Audience includes WBA members, Airline Transportation & Manufacturers, Satellites and Air-to-ground Operators, In-Flight connectivity hardware/software providers, Touristic Industry service providers, IoT Players exploring in-flight data analytics, Wi-Fi advocates, industry analysts, Wi-Fi operators, Cellular Operators, networking equipment providers.

Business objectives

  • Examine the market challenges for In-Flight Wi-Fi
  • Provide recommendations to address the market challenges using the NGH Business model
  • Showcase how a high-quality in-flight connectivity experience can help the industry to reduce network operational costs and enable passengers to easily and securely connect to in-flight Wi-Fi services.

Target Outcomes

  • Set the benchmark for the value proposition of in-flight connectivity and recommendation of monetization tactics for airlines
  • Analyze the technical challenges and opportunities for in-flight connectivity enablement options through relevant use cases
  • Develop a set of test cases under key deployment scenarios for optimal In-flight Wi-Fi Connectivity

PROJECT LEADERS

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Keywords

In-Flight, Tower, Satellite, Airline, Connectivity, In-Flight Internet, In-Flight Broadband, Hotspot 2.0, EAP

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