Satnews Daily
November 28th, 2016

Experts To Assemble In London For The In-Flight Online Revolution

Just weeks after the success of the first event in a new GVF-EMP series—AeroConnect 2016—satellite industry experts are poised to participate in the latest of the well-established HTS Roundtables in London, where they will examine the broader implications of strong aeronautical connectivity growth projections for the high throughput satellite (HTS) business.

During AeroConnect 2016, the dialogue revealed that the global number of aircraft with wireless IFE (in-flight entertainment) systems is forecast to grow from a 2015 level of 4,323 to 17,506 in 2024; that the global number of aircraft with IFC (in-flight connectivity) installed will similarly grow from 5,233 in 2015 to 19,527 in 2025; and that projected IFEC (with both entertainment and connectivity) demand over the period 2016-25 will grow by 18 percent in Western Europe, 21 percent in the Middle East, and 26 percent in Asia-Pacific.
High Throughput Satellite 2016 - Enabling a Brave New World of Opportunity—the mobility-related themes of which will pick up from the interactive panel sessions of the November 11th program of GVF AeroConnect 2016 - The In-Flight Online Revolution—will be the seventh event in the HTS Roundtable series and the fourth to be held in London. Following a highly successful program that was held in Washington DC earlier this year, the third iteration of this series to be held in the United States, the London event is sponsored by Inmarsat, Hughes, SES, iDirect, Advantech Wireless, Intelsat, and C-COM Satellite Systems.
Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Program Development with GVF and Chairman of this event commented “Our 2016 HTS event will be a great opportunity not only to update and explore in more depth the themes that have been investigated at previous Roundtables in London and Washington, and navigate the most recent trends, but will enable us to continue some of the discussions held at AeroConnect which, after all, was focused on the most dynamic of all the mobile connectivity markets which have been overwhelmingly facilitated by the developments in the high throughput satellites arena.”

Registration for High Throughput Satellite 2016 - Enabling a Brave New World of Opportunity is open. More information about all GVF-EMP events can be obtained at

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