Euroconsult: Ka-band is future of in-flight connectivity

04/3/2013 | APEX Editor's Blog

A new Euroconsult report says Ka-band in-flight connectivity will overtake Ku-band technology in the future. "So by 2022, there will be 2,700 Ka-band [connected commercial aircraft] in service. Ku today has almost 600 commercial aircraft but will grow to 3,000. So the annual growth rate is higher for Ka band," noted Wei Li, a Euroconsult representative. By the end of this year, Euroconsult says, almost 3,500 commercial aircraft will have in-flight connectivity, up from 2,700 jets at the end of 2012.

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