Eutelsat: ‘We’ve been slow on aero IFC. Did we miss the boat? We missed the Titanic’

by Peter B. de Selding

BREMEN, Germany — The head of Eutelsat’s aero-connectivity business doubts airlines will move to a free-WiFi model, questioned the need for aircraft flat-panel antennas and defended Eutelsat’s relatively timid entry into in-flight connectivity (IFC) given the market’s volatility.

“I was told it feels like we missed the boat,” said Jags Burhm, senior vice president for global aero mobility. “I think it feels like we missed the Titanic. I’d rather be on the one that gets to the other side.”

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