In-flight Connectivity Technology Conference 2013, organized by IRICHT, is going be held in Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel, Shanghai, China, on May22th and 23th, 2013. More than 130 delegates came from China, Britain, France, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia and other countries. Industry experts from twelve local airlines, international and domestic onboard device and system providers, in-flight Communication services providers, aircraft manufacturers, Ministry of Industry and Information, professional media and other services vendors, gathering at this conference, joint discussed on the developing situation of In-flight Connectivity Technology and the challenges facing at moment, and insight to the future trends of development.
The dream of surf on the internet, voice chat, online video, mobile office has come true as the full-speed development of air communication technology. It is known that in-air web connection has been well developed abroad and widely used. At the beginning of this year, Air China and Hainan Airlines have succeeded in the test of ground-to-air broadband network. Popularizing the cabin communication network, it is expected that the revenue brought by in-flight communication services will sharply increase from the current USD 225 million per year to USD 1.5 billion per year by 2015, the rate of increase will be 600%. Thanks to in-flight communication services, the direct and potential profit in the cabin will be obviously huge!