Of course you need satellite capacity to test a new antenna solution, so signing a contract for that isn't particularly surprising. But the vision NXTCONN has for how it might make use of the capacity going forward is far more interesting, a break from the rest of the market.
Over the summer American Airlines promised new WiFi subscription plans were coming. Now they're here, with the company selling them directly rather than depending on a third party.
The business aviation segment shows strong signs of recovery, leading inflight connectivity provider Gogo to a certain amount of optimism as it reports Q3 earnings. The company still lost money in the quarter, but with the private jet market rebounding and demand for wifi on board holding strong, CEO Oakleigh Thorne sees an "encouraging, continued service recovery" on the horizon.