TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,916 Reviews & Articles | 38,116 News Posts

In-Flight Broadband Really Taking Off

Almost 800 planes before the end of 2009

| Posted: May 8, 2009 6:33 am

Those eagerly awaiting for in-flight broadband internet to go mainstream may not have to wait much longer.

 

In-Flight Broadband Really Taking Off

 


In-Stat, a market research firm, says that almost 800 planes will feature in-flight broadband before the end of the year. On top of the good news for travelers, the increase in broadband usage will generate a $47 million in revenue this year alone which is great news for the airlines as well.

 

The firm also expect that this revenue will double over the next four years and that by 2013 there will be 200 million in-flight broadband connections made a year. In-Stat also says they expect for handheld devices to be responsible for one-third of the usage while notebooks will accound for the other two-thirds.

 

Live broadcast video is also poised for significant growth in 2009. While this service is more established than in-flight broadband, usage revenues are still anticipated to nearly double in 2009 and continue to grow strongly through 2013.

 

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more news at our news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases