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Gogo, castLabs could have answer to IFE woes with app-less CMAF

Is in-flight connectivity still the highly lucrative prospect that figures once forecast? Almost two years ago, the opportunity for perfecting in-flight WiFi – and therefore in-flight entertainment (IFE) – was pitched at $36 billion by 2026, yet monetization struggles have since triggered a revision of in-flight connectivity revenues – pushing it back to $36 billion by 2028. Concerns over defense don’t stop after airport security, with digital security vulnerabilities a central factor holding back market growth. Wireless IFE expert Gogo could finally have the answer, partnering with DRM specialist castLabs to develop an encryption technique for browsers – going against the grain by doing away with apps and dedicated plug-ins. Rolling out in the next five months, select airline passengers…

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