Wi-Fi is everywhere, from café to bus stops, train stations to the airports, it is a service that people highly value on the go!
There are over 80 airlines offering in-flight Wi-Fi worldwide, and Wi-Fi will further spread its wings in the years to come. The WBA’s In-Flight Connectivity project is the first vertical focus in the Wi-Fi Deployment Guidelines series. The main objective of this project is to provide members with a clear view of the entire in-flight business scope, from understanding the business models and how to monetize connectivity, to the stakeholders and audiences involved, to the very best architecture guidelines needed to provide leading-edge. top quality in-flight services to customers.
The project will provide a guidelines document that compiles the thoughts of some of the most influential companies in the business. It will serve as an industry guideline, setting a benchmark for the value proposition of in-flight connectivity and how it can be further explored.
After the guidelines are released, the team will proceed with addressing identified gaps through the defining of specifications and real-life test cases and trials.
Outcomes / Target Audience
In-Flight Connectivity is a project destined to multiple stakeholders directly impacted and interested in exploring the exponential increase in the demand for onboard connectivity and services, mostly provided over Wi-Fi. Here’s the list of the stakeholders:
- Airline Transportation & Manufacturers
- Satellites and Air-to-ground Operators
- Network Operators
- Equipment Manufacturers
- In-Flight connectivity hardware/software providers
- Service Providers and Touristic Industry
- IoT Players exploring in-flight data analytics