We have seen bold revenue projections, with LSE foreseeing a market of $130 billion by 2035, with airlines earning as much as $30 billion from offering the service onboard. But are those figures reliable? And, whether or not they are, which companies are likely to get the lion’s share of them?
We spoke with Dave Davis, former CEO of Global Eagle Entertainment, one of the competitors in this space, and now Managing Partner of In Motion Holdings, a firm dedicated to investment in the satellite business, who also consults on connectivity.
He gave us his views on what it will take to win the wifi race and what winning will mean for suppliers, airlines and, most importantly, passengers.