John Yunker blogs at Unwired about WiMax, hotspots, and the industry in general: John is one of the best and most wide-ranging analysts in the wireless space, formerly with Pyramid Research and now at Byte Level Research, a company he founded. His blog will cover a large range of different issues surrounding wireless, and I'll be a regular reader. (I'm embarassed to not have linked to it already.)
For instance, today John writes about how Lufthansa now has 13 jets outfitted with Connexion by Boeing's in-flight broadband service. Connexion told me and other journalists a few weeks ago on a Connexion demonstration flight that they had reduced the installation time down to seven days, which is within the scope of a normal extended maintenance period for a plane. The fact that Lufthansa jumped from 3 to 13 in a few months shows that that information was accurate. Previous reports indicated anywhere from 10 to 20 days of downtime for Connexion installation.
John asks, Now when will an American carrier suck it up and embrace Wi-Fi? Perhaps when they're not all about to go under. Matt Maier of Business 2.0 offers a pile of insight on Connexion's past and current business models, and how they managed to survive when $5 billion in revenues projected back in 2001 almost completely disappeared on 9/11.