Airbus to in-flight-connectivity providers: Here’s what you need to do

by Amy Svitak

PARIS -- Airbus has some advice for airlines and providers of in-flight connectivity on how to capitalize on growing demand. Much of it is predictable — lower costs, higher throughput — but it also calls for maintaining air-to-ground service and adding capacity from low-orbiting broadband constellations, of which several are being designed.

In addition, airlines need to consider dual Ka-band and Ku-band networks, as neither on its own is the best solution in the air, according to Hugues Favin-Leveque, connectivity roadmap vice president at Airbus. Related to that is the . . .

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