Onboard entertainment and connectivity
For many years airlines have relied on In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) to distract passengers during long hauls. Today, many of them are trying to implement In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solutions.
There are some lessons to learn from the motorcoach Internet WiFi onboard experience.
Intercity Bus: a Cleaner and More Efficient Travel
In industrialized countries, motor vehicles represent 30 to 45% of total CO2 emissions.
Demand for travel has grown across all modes over the past 20 years with particularly strong growth in long distance journeys. Forecasts indicate that rising incomes and population will result in further growth.
Entertainment on the go
Ever been sitting around wondering what to do?
Watching an original movie or series or listening to fresh music would be a nice way to get through a long wait, long trip or a long stay in the middle of nowhere.
With the latest generation of mobile devices capable of supporting high-resolution video (HD, 2K) and high-fidelity audio (320 kbps, 1411 kbps), we may think it is just a matter of getting our mobile devices connected to the Internet online to do this.
BYOD: Bring Your Own Device
BYOD is a strong trend at work, at home, at school and wherever you go. The proliferation of smartphones and tablets explains this phenomenon.
BYOD brings the satisfaction of being more comfortable using one’s own personal device.
But BYOD also brings certain risks to organizations, platforms and systems that allow end-users to make use of their own devices.
The promise of a truly connected world with affordable broadband Internet capable of supporting high quality audio and video streaming is still utopic.
The deployment of LTE-A (or 4G+) is well established in many advanced countries. However, its actual use is still limited due to the data plans pricing and the network coverage mainly available in the largest cities.